David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at and and works for the online activist organization

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17 January 2020

There really only is one option when it comes to nuclear weapons, and that is to do everything we can to abolish them before they abolish us. New York City...

21 July 2019

The First Gulf War back in 1990 was a big huge success. One of the things it accomplished was a major U.S. troop presence in Saudi Arabia. Muslims around...

10 May 2019

Ethics classes in U.S. philosophy departments are pathologically obsessed with imaginary scenarios, often involving trollies, that purport to demonstrate...
27 April 2019

Below are 10 basic questions for U.S. Presidential Candidates and the answers they have thus far provided, if any.

  1. 1.What would you like the...
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08 April 2019
"People always think something's all true." —Holden Caulfield  

When a wonderful program like Democracy Now does...

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08 April 2019
It's not hard to do. You can probably accomplish it at home quite easily. In These Times just published...