25 November 2014, 8:13 pm
Vine Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights opens up on the travesty of justice in Missouri.
On Monday St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury had found "that no probable cause exists" to charge Officer…
25 November 2014, 3:37 pm
If you have not yet read Darren Wilson's testimony to the Ferguson grand jury which decided that he would suffer no ill consequences for his decision to kill Michael Brown, please do so.Wilson's description of the events on the day that he decided to shoot…
25 November 2014, 1:44 pm
I woke up in black skin today -- and felt its scourge. After Ferguson, here's what "rule of law" means to me now.
If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven’t we? So let’s not begin there. Let’s begin…
25 November 2014, 1:17 pm
Institutional racism and abusive policing can be rolled back—but will it?
What can be done to prevent more police killings like the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri? What can be done to dismantle institutional racism that encourages police to…
25 November 2014, 10:30 am
In the wake of Ferguson, the law is firmly on the side of police who open fire on unarmed civilians.
How to police the police is a question as old as civilization, now given special urgency by a St. Louis County grand jury’s return of a no-bill of…
25 November 2014, 10:14 am
Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. White people just don't get that.
I suppose there is no longer much point in debating the facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. First, because Officer Darren Wilson has…
25 November 2014, 9:38 am
While a college education is now a prerequisite for joining the middle class, the middle class is in lousy shape.
This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college, and when I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost.The…
25 November 2014, 9:19 am
Ferguson is a microcosm of all the narratives about race and America that we fear and suppress.
"I’ve been dreaming of death. Seeing pictures of death. Seeing pictures of bloody sheets hanging on clotheslines."Just days before Michael Brown and his brown…
24 November 2014, 11:03 pm
With "no indictment" announced against Darren Wilson, a perverted natural order of things was affirmed.
For days, large swaths of the U.S. and the globe waited to hear whether or not the grand jury would indict Office Darren Wilson. For a week, Missouri…
24 November 2014, 8:46 pm
No criminal charges were brought against Officer Darren Wilson.
There will be no justice for the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.After three months of deliberations, a 12-member grand jury in St. Louis County, Missouri, did not find probable…
24 November 2014, 4:43 pm
Gay rights advocacy in China is gaining momentum this year.
When a district court in China missed the deadline this month to issue a ruling on a high-profile lawsuit against a gay conversion clinic, it alarmed the country’s gay rights activists, who were…
24 November 2014, 4:40 pm
The 'Last Week Tonight' host calls the presidential turkey pardon a strange tradition.
Saying he is like a “psychotic ex, sending you videos all of the time,” John Oliver — whose Last Week Tonight is on hiatus — posted a video to YouTube to discuss…
24 November 2014, 3:44 pm
Tom Engelhardt discusses his new book and the national security state.
Covering war, empire, the national security state, and occasionally culture, TomDispatch features some of the best and most established progressive writers on the block, the likes of…
24 November 2014, 3:37 pm
Tom Athanasiou’s review of Klein’s latest book, 'This Changes Everything.'
The first thing to say about Naomi’s Klein’s latest book is that its title makes a grand promise, This Changes Everything – and that’s before you even get to the…
24 November 2014, 2:28 pm
As Adam Lanza's mental health deteriorated, his access to firearms did not.
The short life of Adam Lanza, the killer responsible for the 2012 mass shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, was a perfect storm of missed cues, bungled mental…
24 November 2014, 2:28 pm
Monolithic corporations aren’t our saviors -- they’re the central part of the problem.
This week the USA Freedom Act was blocked in the Senate as it failed to garner the 60 votes required to move forward. Presumably the bill would have imposed limits…
24 November 2014, 2:10 pm
The loan giant preyed on my poverty, hounded me, took me to court ... and then lost.
Beginning when I was an 18-year-old university student, I took out four Sallie Mae “Tuition Answer” loans worth about $36,000 between 2006 and 2008 – which was more…
24 November 2014, 12:33 pm
There is almost no public chatter about President Obama's failure to rein in the banking system.
Wall Street is only one of several financial roach motels in what has become a giant slum of a global economy. Notional “money” scuttles in for safety and…
24 November 2014, 12:27 pm
Ryan's secret machinations to install a right-wing political hack at the Congressional Budget Office shock even the jaded.
As a general rule, I try not to write about hypocrisy in politics. It’s such a constant, such a fact of life, that it can feel a bit…
24 November 2014, 11:12 am
"Legal high" drugs such as Spice, K2 and bath salts are changing the drug landscape.
One reason that media coverage of drugs so frequently sucks is that few reporters follow the subject regularly enough to develop any real expertise. But the opposite is…
24 November 2014, 10:00 am
New school books claim that Moses influenced the writing of the Constitution.
The Texas State Board of Education approved several dozen social studies textbooks after a contentious battle over their treatment of subjects including climate change, the role of…
24 November 2014, 9:30 am
Central Houston has been converted into an exclusive playland for the rich.
A startling change for the worse has occurred in the physical appearance and occupancy of central Houston over the last few years. Entire historic neighborhoods, while superficially…
24 November 2014, 9:02 am
Why years of failed economic policy may get even worse.
Paul Krugman is not exactly optimistic about the new Congress that will be sworn in in January. That's because both houses of legislature will be dominated by the party that has essentially failed to…
23 November 2014, 8:35 pm
Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson told the former NYC mayor, "this is the defense mechanism of white supremacy at work in your mind."
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) is more focused on “black on black” crimes than police violence…
23 November 2014, 8:29 pm
I know I should say those sordid hours were a waste of time, but they weren't.
“Look what I got,” my father said, holding up a little plastic bag.I’d never shot heroin before, but I was curious about it, and always open to any substance that would…
23 November 2014, 6:21 pm
"People in Washington don’t have time for reality. They’re lost in a world of their own."
To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here.“Iraq no longer exists.” My young friend M,…
23 November 2014, 5:50 pm
These acts of corporate treachery take billions of dollars from the American people.
There are so many to choose from. Every one of these selections is an act of corporate treachery that takes billions of dollars from the American people. 1. Selling…
23 November 2014, 3:21 pm
The truth is a lot of men are painfully shy guys who break out in sweats at the thought of even speaking to a girl.
Sleazy. Everyone thinks the “trained” pickup artist is a sleazy, predatory lizard stalking women. The truth is some are like that, but…
23 November 2014, 3:11 pm
Intersex people are fighting for their basic human rights.
Being intersex isn’t itself headline-worthy, and more importantly, our lives aren’t headlines. We’re just people who happen to be intersex.But this week, Taylor Lianne Chandler’s claim that…
23 November 2014, 1:12 pm
Stewart shows his vulnerability in a fascinating and revealing interview with Howard Stern.
Jon Stewart was on the Howard Stern show earlier this week, and of the appearances Stewart’s done to promote his film “Rosewater,” this was one of the most…