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Obama's Speech, Translated into Candor

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Here is a condensed version of President Obama's speech from the Oval Office on Sunday night, unofficially translated into plain English.

Give War A Chance?

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While American politicians snipe at each other to try to find partisan advantages to use in the upcoming midterm elections, the hard questions are going unasked.

Ah, Yes. Another Sanitized Air War

Michael Goldstein | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

When will we ever know the full costs of this thing we call war?

Want to Make a Difference in November? Go Knock on Doors

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Why do campaigns want your time? They didn't always. The current emphasis on volunteer involvement stands in stark contrast to the situation in the 1990s, where some campaigns allegedly turned away would-be volunteers, because they do not know what to do with them.

Taking the War Out of Air War: What U.S. Air Power Actually Does

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. air power is a form of warfare which guarantees the American side quite literal, godlike invulnerability. Can it be war if one side is never in danger?

Biggest State Party to Obama: Get Out of Afghanistan

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

While Obama weighs Afghanistan policy options, the California Democratic Party's adoption of the resolution is the most tangible indicator yet that escalation of the U.S. war effort can only fuel opposition within the president's own party.

Steel Rain

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"Civilian casualties have been a continuing issue in Afghanistan, and President Karzai has rebuked American and NATO forces for what he has called car...