August 19, 2021 | In ending the war in Afghanistan, Biden left the door open for more “counterterrorism” — with serious implications for our foreign policy, politics, and legal system.
Articles by Harry Blain
December 2, 2020 | Before Obama took office, Israel viciously assaulted the Gaza Strip. As Trump gets the boot, could another gambit be in the works?
June 10, 2020 | The American war machine has always been integral to American racism. It's time to tear it down along with those Confederate statues.
April 8, 2020 | When history finally conducts an autopsy into this horrendous pandemic, the national security state that failed to protect us cannot emerge unscathed.
January 9, 2020 | By any measure, the War Powers Act has failed to constrain presidential warmaking. A simpler step would be to stop funding wars.
December 10, 2019 | Impeachment may be necessary, even noble. Yet we don’t need to merely restore our political order — we need to overturn it.
October 28, 2019 | Lower courts are slowly but steadily eroding the legal basis for some of the most reactionary war on terror policies.
August 21, 2019 | There’s a strong argument to shift law enforcement resources from Muslim organizations to domestic white terrorists — but expanding the war on terror is a riskier proposition.
July 24, 2019 | The affinity between Trump and Netanyahu is more than personal. It's rooted in a shared fantasy of a perfectly homogeneous society.
July 1, 2019 | When human beings are framed as a national security threat, barbed wire is the next logical step. But unlike during the Japanese internment, today there's high-level political resistance.