Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Barack Obama


"Roof Knocking" in Gaza and the Myth of the Benevolent Drone

The illusion that war can be made safer and the control of repressed people made kinder through the use of drones only makes war and repression more likely and spawns a cycle of violence that is even more intractable.

Brian Terrell ·


As US Clears 3 Detainees for Release, Amnesty Demands Biden Close Gitmo

"President Biden cannot have true credibility advocating for other countries to respect human rights if he does not prioritize closing Guantánamo."

Brett Wilkins ·


Jan Resseger: Will the Biden Administration Revive the Failed Policies of NCLB and Obama?

It looks like Biden is winding the clock backward on education.

Diane Ravitch ·


With Afghanistan Withdrawal Underway, New Report Reveals Costs of Post-9/11 Wars for US Allies

"Americans do not fully understand, do not acknowledge, the sacrifices that allies made in Afghanistan," said the report's author.

Jessica Corbett ·


With 300,000 Deported in First 100 Days, Rights Group Warns Biden 'Well on Track to Repeat' Obama Failures

"He must make a choice: repeat the mistakes of the Obama administration or do everything in his power to end the cruelty of detentions, expulsions, and deportations."

Jake Johnson ·


Biden's Drone Wars

Talk of peace in Afghanistan, Yemen, the streets of the U.S., is not coherent while waging wars with drones.

Brian Terrell ·


What's Needed for a More Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

President Biden announced a removal of all U.S. troops by September 11, but he failed to include some important details.

Medea Benjamin ·


Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is 'Past Time' to Finally Close Guantánamo

"With sufficient political will and swift action, your administration can finish the job."

Jessica Corbett ·


End of an Era as Raúl Castro Steps Down as Cuba's Leader

The longtime first secretary's resignation means Cuba will be led by someone whose name is not Castro for the first time in over 60 years. 

Brett Wilkins ·


As Biden Plans Withdrawal, Analysis Shows Afghan War Cost At Least 241,000 Lives and $2.26 Trillion

"Ending the war as soon as possible is the only rational and humane thing to do," said a co-director of the Costs of War Project.

Jessica Corbett ·

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.