An Illegitimate Supreme Court Accelerates the Decline That Began With Gitmo
Amid the emotional hubbub over the predictable confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, there has been a largely overlooked casualty. The American judiciary. It’s not the end result alone — his addition to the highest bench in the land where he will sit for life —... Read more
A Children’s Gitmo on the Border
By the time Donald J. Trump threw in the towel, who among us hadn’t seen or heard the chilling videos in which U.S. border officials shamelessly grabbed uncomprehending children and toddlers from their pleading mothers and fathers? Some were told they were being taken to bathe or shower by... Read more
Donald Trump Is Doubling Down on Gitmo … and Its Cruelty
In 2009, when I wrote a book on the first days of Guantanamo, The Least Worst Place: Guantánamo’s First 100 Days, I assumed that Gitmo would prove a grim anomaly in our history. Today, it seems as if that “detention facility” will have a far longer life than I... Read more
Trauma Inflicted on Child Refugees Threatens the Planet’s Future
“This is a war against normal life.” So said CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward, describing the situation at this moment in Syria, as well as in other parts of the Middle East. It was one of those remarks that should wake you up to the fact that the regions the... Read more
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