Articles that have appeared elsewhere

Below are writings that have appeared on Salon, where I have a regular column, and other on-line fora (noted in brackets):


Treating Prisoners as Well as Farm Animals, July 17, 2014 (truthout)

Our endless “War on Terror”: the truth behind an incoherent foreign policy, July 14, 2014

The real Bergdahl scandal: What about the other Gitmo detainees? June 5, 2014

Mos’ Def’s false alarm: why a harrowing Internet rumor seemed so credible, May 27, 2014

Greenwald and Poitras’ return: What’s the real reason they weren’t arrested? April 14, 2014

Children murdered, homes foreclosed: how the government makes “mistakes” with impunity, February 21, 2014

Correcting the Poor: The Civilizing Impulses of Homo Corporatus and Private Charities , February 20, 2014 (New Economic Perspectives; cross-posted on Naked Capitalism).

Consumer Activism and the Biopolitics of Consumption, Feb. 13, 2014 (New Economic Perspectives)

A money-addict’s neoliberal fantasy: Sam Polk and his civilizing mission, January 23, 2014

Rumsfeld’s long-lasting deplorable legacy continues–but an immediate remedy is obvious, January 16, 2014


Corporations’ greedy motive to oppose surveillance: profits! December 11, 2013

New York Times’ blind spot on Clinton and race, December 4, 2013

Don’t buy the spin on Guantanamo: “Closing it” doesn’t mean what you think, November 18, 2013

The smearing of Miriam Carey: how the media bungled the Capitol Hill shooting, October 7, 2013

This is counter-terrorism? The shocking story of Mahdi Hashi, September 25, 2013

Why our best students are totally oblivious, September 13, 2013

Review of Victoria Brittain’s Shadow Lives:The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror, August 26, 2013 (Muftah)

Q&A with Glenn Greenwald: Americans’ reaction “surprising and gratifying,” July 13, 2013

Snowden’s real crime: humiliating the state, June 19, 2013

White suburban soccer moms love NSA surveillance, June 14, 2013

In Boston, our bloated surveillance state didn’t work (with Robert E. Prasch), April 21, 2013

Where does the hate come from? April 16, 2013

Guantanamo prisoners exert their final leverage, April 8, 2013

Obama is channeling Bush Fever In Iran, March 31, 2013

New York’s Finest Islamophobes, March 11, 2013

The Submissive, Indifferent Democrats, March 8, 2013

The Onion’s Hipster Racism, Feb. 25, 2013

Liberal Racial Hypocrisy, Feb. 23, 2013


OWS, Police Brutality, and the War on Terror: An Empire State of Mind. Nov. 20, 2011

Bin Laden, Obama, and the Democrats: Shameless Together. May 2, 2011


When Scanners and Body Searches Become a Civil Liberties Issue. Nov. 23, 2010


Reckoning With Ourselves: Malik Nadal Hasan. Nov. 3, 2009.

Fall of the “Muslim atheist”: Hirsi Ali’s journey from Dutch politician to failed asylum seeker reveals much about Europe’s retreat from multiculturalism. Sept. 1, 2006.


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