Opinion

Bipartisan-ship of fools

Bipartisanship of the wrong variety is all over the US - from gun laws to marriage laws to Iraq war, argues Schecter.

Cliff Schecter

by Cliff Schecter

Cliff Schecter

Opinion

The tip of the spear: US Special Operations Forces

The rise of SOCOM - to train proxy forces in all the places where US projects its power - is alarming.

Laleh Khalili

by Laleh Khalili

Laleh Khalili

Opinion

The crocodile tears of the complicit: Iraq and the cries against humanity

Ten years on, the enablers of the Iraq war are still trying to justify their complicity.

Mark LeVine

by Mark LeVine

Mark LeVine

Opinion

Bradley Manning's American dream, if only...

Bradley Manning will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for upholding the moral standards of America.

Mark LeVine

by Mark LeVine

Mark LeVine

Europe

Suicides over Spain's eviction law

Two suicides in Spain over eviction notices have led to calls for eviction law to be eased.

Opinion

A failed formula for worldwide war

How the empire changed its face, but not its nature.

Nick Turse

by Nick Turse

Nick Turse

Opinion

Washington puts its money on proxy war

The US has been training, advising and conducting joint exercises all over the world with "proxy war on its mind".

Nick Turse

by Nick Turse

Nick Turse

Grenada

Infographic: Olympic medal count analysis

Countries such as Grenada did not win the most medals in the Olympics, but excelled given their small size and economy.

Infographic: Olympic medal count analysis

Sport

US run away with it in Daegu

Justin Gatlin wins the men's 100m in South Korea as Americans secure all five sprint titles at World Challenge.

US run away with it in Daegu

Opinion

Rachel Maddow and conservatism, the new liberalism

The 'prominent liberal' misses the point that it is not politicians, but the system itself, which is corrupt.

Charles Davis

by Charles Davis

Charles Davis

Opinion

Winners and losers: The US Army's top soldier talks victory in Iraq

The US Army's Sergeant Major says the US won the war in Iraq - but makes several awkward caveats.

Nick Turse

by Nick Turse

Nick Turse

Opinion

How drone war became the American way of life

US reliance on drones is outsourcing war to things that cannot protest or vote, and to whom there is no "home front".

Tom Engelhardt

by Tom Engelhardt

Tom Engelhardt

Environment

UN climate summit gets 'occupy' warning

S Africa police not to tolerate "criminal acts" as activists demanding "climate justice" gear up for protest in Durban

UN climate summit gets 'occupy' warning

Opinion

What will the future remember about America?

US hawks have used the deaths of innocent Americans as justification for foreign intervention.

Mike Davis

by Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Sport

Fabiana Murer launches to world title

Following shock exit of Yelena Isinbayeva, Brazil's Fabiana Murer wins pole vault while Brit Jessica Ennis loses title.

Fabiana Murer launches to world title