Robert Jensen
Robert Jensen


  • Beyond Grief And Rage

    When Israeli bombs are dropping on Gaza, as the U.S. government continues to provide military, diplomatic and economic support to Israel, it is difficult but all the more important to know -- to make the choice to know -- about the extent of injustic

    BY Robert Jensen 12 January 2009

  • The Coming Train Wreck

    On Election Day 2006, the U.S. public didn't switch trains but simply ratified a different group of conductors. It's the same old train, on the same tracks, heading in the same direction.

    BY Robert Jensen 8 November 2006

  • Give Thanks No More

    One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.

    BY Robert Jensen 23 November 2005

  • Shooting The Messenger

    The focus on the Newsweek story is part of the tried-and-true strategy of demonize, disguise, and divert but the real irony is that the U.S. corporate news media deserve harsh criticism for coverage of the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    BY Robert Jensen 18 May 2005

  • Iraq's Non-Election

    There will be no "election" on Jan. 30 in Iraq, if that term is meant to suggest an even remotely democratic process.

    BY Robert Jensen 27 January 2005

  • The Irony Of Arafat

    Yasser Arafat died as the leader of a country that does not yet exist, and therein lies the tragic nature of the former leader and the ongoing tragedy of the people of Palestine.

    BY Robert Jensen 10 November 2004

  • A Stupid White Movie

    It's a conservative movie that ends with an endorsement of one of the central lies of the United States, which should warm the hearts of the right-wingers who condemn Moore.

    BY Robert Jensen 8 July 2004

  • Bush's Nuclear Hypocrisy

    Bush would do well to listen to his own words, such as this comment on "Meet the Press" last weekend: "See, free societies are societies that don't develop weapons of mass terror and don't blackmail the world."

    BY Robert Jensen 12 February 2004

  • Intelligence Failure

    Not quite in the sense Bushies would have you believe, though. The Democrats could contest the Bush propaganda but they seem to be suffering from an intelligence failure of their own.

    BY Robert Jensen 2 February 2004

  • Hard Truths Remain

    Saddam Hussein's capture and the hope he will be held accountable for crimes against the people of Iraq and neighboring states is welcome news, no matter what one's position on the U.S. invasion of Iraq. But this doesn't vindicate the U.S. invasion.

    BY Robert Jensen 15 December 2003