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Entries by Tom Engelhardt from 11/2010

Ballot Box Blues: The Most Dispiriting Election of a Lifetime (Mine)

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

By the time you read this, I'll already have voted -- the single most reflexive political act of my life -- in the single most dispiriting election I can remember. As I haven't missed an election since my first vote in 1968, that says something.

The Stimulus Package in Kabul (I Was Delusional -- I Thought One Monster 'Embassy' Was the End of It)

| Posted 11.15.2010 | World

Few in the U.S. notice the stimulus package in Kabul, Islamabad, Baghdad, and elsewhere is going great guns. Nowhere is it clear that Washington is committed to packing up its tents, abandoning its billion-dollar monuments, and coming home.

How to Schedule a War: The Incredible Shrinking Withdrawal Date

| Posted 11.23.2010 | World

Practically speaking, the answer to when the Afghan War will be over is: just this side of never. As with any clever time traveler, every date that's set always contains a verbal escape hatch into the future.

The National Security State Cops a Feel: Taking Off the Gloves (and Then Everything Else)

| Posted 11.30.2010 | Politics

Americans have been remarkably quiet when it comes to the national security disasters being perpetuated in their name. We don't tend to connect what we're doing to others abroad and what we're doing to ourselves at home.