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    Rachel Maddow's explosive documentary "Why We Did It" adds substantial evidence to what most Americans have long suspected: the Bush Administration invaded Iraq not because of WMD's, but because of oil. The Bush-Cheney administration's invasion of …more


  • by davidswanson April 24, 2014 - 11:01pm
    Are you as tired as I am of news stories about college tuition costs rising? I've been out of college for many years, and you'd have to pay me to go back, but this is ridiculous.  To see how ridiculous, try a little thought experiment. …more
  • by davidswanson April 23, 2014 - 12:03pm Charles Komanoff is an activist, economist and policy-analyst. He directs the Carbon Tax Center and develops traffic-pricing modeling tools for the …more
  • by davidswanson April 20, 2014 - 4:22am
    Employees of the U.S. government refer to people they murder as "bugsplat." They pretend that the men, women, and children they are killing with drones are just bugs, because they just look like little fuzzy creatures on a computer screen. Thank …more
  • by davidswanson April 18, 2014 - 2:34pm
    Ian Morris has stuck his dog's ear in his mouth, snapped a selfie, and proclaimed "Man Bites Dog." His new book War: What Is It Good For? Conflict and Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots is intended to prove that war is good for …more
  • by davidswanson April 15, 2014 - 3:00pm
      If an alien invader with a face were attacking the earth, the difficulties that governments have getting populations to support wars on other humans would be multiplied a thousand fold.  The most common response to officials calling …more
  • by davidswanson April 15, 2014 - 12:34pm Winslow Myers is an artist and activist who lives in mid-Coast Maine. For ten years he coordinated events and activities for Beyond War in central …more