Since 9/11, sports and the military have become increasingly fused in this country.
The president is waging an all-out assault on American democracy. This Fourth of July, we must reaffirm our shared values.
The Truthdig columnist and U.S. Army officer tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer that U.S. foreign policy since 9/11 makes us less safe.
Despite the traction it is getting online (over 22 million views and counting on YouTube alone), what the rapper did was nothing new.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the television icon in the first installment of a two-part interview. [Transcript added.]
Patriotism is a key tool for the owning class. To them, the quarterback's refusal to stand for the national anthem—a nationalistic ritual—threatened to undermine the whole capitalist system.
In his act of protest against racial injustice in the U.S., the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has taken a lot of hits. But he’s not backing down and has succeeded in igniting an important debate.