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Past articles by Adam:

Afghanistan: Prevent tens of thousands of Afghans from starving to death

Millions of Afghans will starve as Americans carve our Thanksgiving turkeys next month. We still have time to help them. → Read More

The World’s Dumbest Authoritarian

Most dictators rig elections to win. With his Postal Service gambit, Trump merely wants everybody to lose with him. → Read More

Watch a WWII Code Talker sing the Marine Corps hymn in Navajo

President Ronald Reagan designated August 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day in honor of the American Indians who joined the Marine Corps in World War II and lent their language to the crypto effort against Japan → Read More

Jared Kushner, Deputy Assistant Ratfucker

Why is Trump’s son-in-law meeting with “presidential candidate” Kanye West instead of bringing peace to the Mideast and saving America from the coronavirus? → Read More

The Republicans Take America on a Death March

Trump, Ron DeSantis, and Betsy DeVos are willing to sacrifice thousands of American lives for nothing more than political points. → Read More

Standing Their Ground in Well-Manicured Yards

The Trump presidency has been a literal call to arms for excitable whites who view nonwhite people as inherent threats. → Read More

Florida Man Leads His State to the Morgue

Ron DeSantis is the latest in a long line of Republicans who made the state a plutocratic dystopia. Now he’s letting its residents die to save the plutocrats. → Read More

Did the Military Really Just Ban Coronavirus Survivors?

The Pentagon’s ill-advised new “interim” recruiting policy could cause precisely the harm to service members that it seeks to avoid. → Read More

A Shot in Hell

Should Las Vegas’s machine-gun rental industry be the future liberals want for assault weapons? → Read More

Surveillance States Are Flexing Their Muscle

Trump's planned expansion of his travel ban is part of a broader authoritarian Big Data grab. → Read More

“Blood for Oil” Is Official U.S. Policy Now

In celebrating the death of ISIS's leader, Trump shared his vision of America's goal in the Middle East: loot and plunder. → Read More

America Is Screwing the Kurds Yet Again

Trump's withdrawal from Syria is of a piece with his predecessors' treatment of the ethnic minority as a geopolitical pawn. → Read More

Edward Snowden’s Novel Makeover

How a fiction writer transformed the NSA whistleblower into a tragic hero → Read More

The Curse of Osama Bin Laden

Why can’t the United States quit Saudi Arabia? → Read More

Firing John Bolton Doesn’t Make You a Pacifist

Neoconservative hawkishness may be on its way out, but that doesn’t make Trump's foreign policy less dangerous. → Read More

Firing John Bolton Doesn’t Make Trump a Pacifist

Neoconservative hawkishness may be on its way out, but that doesn’t make the president's foreign policy less dangerous. → Read More

Most Veterans Say America’s Wars Are a Waste. No One’s Listening to Them.

There's a widening gap between Washington's bipartisan militarism and veterans' bipartisan war-skepticism. → Read More

It’s Plainly Obvious That Donald Trump Has No Iran Policy

His dim tweets and rash threats have pinned the U.S. in a corner with Tehran. → Read More

Who Is Actually Running the U.S. Military’s Iran Efforts?

As tensions rise, an unprecedented military briefing by a hawkish secretary of state throws the chain of command into doubt. → Read More

The Sum of All Beards

How did facial hair win American men’s hearts and minds? Thank the war on terror. → Read More