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Ted Eytan

The ban sets a precedent for the blatant exclusion of transgender people from public life. Read more

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mitchell Ryan

For the ruling elite in Washington, there’s never a good time to end a war. But really, the United States lost the war in Afghanistan long ago. Read more

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Elena Hermosa

A Guatemalan court found that the army committed genocide against the Maya Ixil, but at the same time acquitted the chief of military intelligence of wrongdoing. Read more

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Viewed through a global lens, our defense budget looks obscene. Read more

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League of Filipino Students

The Philippine National Police, implicated in the suppression of labor movements and President Duterte’s war on drugs, receive a significant amount of funding through U.S. foreign military financing. Read more

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Debra Sweet

Should psychologists be allowed to counsel detainees at Guantanamo and other sites where torture has taken place? Read more

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Noah Flora

“The heavens are going to be littered with radioactive debris.” Read more

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Ken Kistler

Dying empires often plunge into costly, disastrous military misadventures. They also tend toward political extremism as the painful loss of dominance demoralizes the citizenry. Sound familiar? Read more

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U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sergeant Laura K. Smith

On Memorial Day, we shouldn’t just honor our fallen brethren with a moment of silence—we should question why they died. And no one is better positioned to lead this effort than veterans themselves. Read more

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Erika Wittlieb

How did the United States get into what may become yet another Mideast quagmire? Read more

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Roman Harak

We may think of empathy in terms of personal relationships. But it's also a sophisticated diplomatic tool. Read more

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100 years after one of the least-known and saddest chapters in American history, families of executed black soldiers have petitioned Trump for justice. Read more

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U.S. Army photo by Christopher Klutts

The number of U.S. troops in Africa has been steadily on the rise. What exactly are they doing there? Read more

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Mark Heard

For McCoy, the Trump presidency is a clear indicator of the fall of the U.S. from global dominance, but the causes lie deeper. Read more

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JEFF ABBOTT

As a result of Trump's the politics, there are fewer migrants heading north through Mexico, but greater violence against them. Read more

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Trump called on the nations of the world to renew their patriotic fervor, as if recognizing the interdependency of the world’s peoples were the biggest problem we face. Read more

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Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos and white nationalist-types are heading to places like Berkeley because they know they’ll draw packs of scary looking Antifa to run around with their sticks. Read more

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Oregon Department of Transportation

Police as an occupying force are ineffective and unsafe Read more

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White House/Pete Souza

Long isolated, left-leaning members of the military community have begun organizing Read more

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Why is the oil industry spending hundreds of thousands against a tiny ecosystem hero? Read more

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