War & Peace

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Iraqi military, backed by Shia militias, launched a large-scale offensive on Monday to reclaim Tikrit from Islamic State militants, who overtook the central city last June. A force of up to 30,000 soldiers and fighters is reportedly attacking Tikrit from different directions, backed by artillery and airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets. The extent...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Amid a public spat between the White House officials and Prime Minister...
Jon Queally, staff writer
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touched down in the United States...

Further...

More gruesome stories emerge from black victims of a Chicago police "black site" held incommunicado, punched, interrogated, shackled in stress positions and otherwise subjected to "Gestapo tactics" at a Gitmo-like Homan Square. The ensuing outrage has sparked social media campaigns, planned protests and calls for investigation. Connect the abusive dots: Chicago becomes the ugly microcosm, and grim logical conclusion, of a broken system. Sea to shining sea.