Issues / Democracy & Governance
The logic of military spending leads countries to effectively destroy their own property and burn down their own villages.
One of the seedier tax tricks of U.S. corporations has been to merge with foreign firms — without actually moving their operations overseas.
The Islamic State is growing increasingly illiquid — are layoffs imminent?
Why has waste at the Pentagon been so hard to rein in? Simple: The military-industrial complex profits from waste.
A trade referendum in tiny Holland may influence the future of Ukraine, the trajectory of the EU, and whether armed conflict will return to Eastern Europe.
When the president wants to fulfill a constitutional duty — like nominating a Supreme Court justice — Congress is up in arms. When he launches a blatantly unconstitutional war, it shrugs.
When you buy a thrift store jacket, you pay a sales tax. When a Wall Street trader buys millions of dollars' worth of stocks, he doesn't.
Hawaii's members of Congress sit at the linchpin of a huge realignment of U.S. military power. Good luck getting them to talk about it.
It might take someone of Trump’s vapid visibility to drive home the point that "world’s policeman" is not a viable role for the U.S. to play.
In a purely practical way, the present deportation debate is simply the essence of demagoguery.