Mike Pompeo Eats Saudi Arabia's Bullshit With a Smile on His Face

It’s been two weeks since Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and presumed murder at the hands of Saudi operatives—ones whom, evidence strongly suggests, were working at the behest of Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman. But despite all signs pointing a targeted assassination meant to silence an…

Pompeo Didn't Want to Piss Off Defense Contractors by Calling Off the War in Yemen

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning on the internal deliberation process that led Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to certify to Congress that “the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians” in Yemen, allowing the US to…

After Saudi Air Strike Kills 44 Children, Members of Congress Finally Start to Worry About Our Role in Yemen

The current civil war in Yemen between Houthi rebels and a coalition led by Saudi Arabia is one of the worst humanitarian crises on Earth. Air strikes by Saudi Arabia, helped along by U.S. intelligence, weapons, and troops, have killed more than 5,000 civilians since the war began in 2015, and the resulting famine has…

Celebrating American Holidays When You're From a Country Trump Banned: Yemeni Edition

For families with roots in countries singled out by President Trump’s travel ban, this holiday season is a particularly complicated time to explore what being American truly means. In the second video of our “Banned Recipes” series, a Yemeni American opens up her kitchen to show us how to make Saltah, a dish designed…