The 1 percent and the military-industrial complex completely dominate our politics. We can no longer pretend we're living in a democracy.
As the American empire unravels with previously unimagined speed, there are many across this country’s political spectrum who will not mourn its passing.
What lessons did the founding generation take from the American Revolution, and why do we forget the early republican experiments?
As predictions of the end of American empire trickle in, the nation, in response, is doing more of what has been causing the decline.
The spending priorities of everyday citizens are not reflected in the massive federal budget, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans taken in December.
In a powerful speech delivered at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, N.Y., the Truthdig columnist analyzes fascism and empire in the Trump age.
"If it comes to a military crunch," historian McCoy tells Truthdig columnist Hedges, "we could lose."
The Balfour Declaration, which favored giving Palestine to the Jewish people, it still relevant because of co-existing ideas justifying white supremacy and racism. Among its legacies are some of our wars.