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General Petraeus Supports Third World America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

By the time Petraeus' melded version of foreign and war policy comes to an end, whenever that is, we're guaranteed one thing: There's not going to be much left that's recognizably American about America.

Woodward: U.S. Drones Killed Americans In Pakistan

SpyTalk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIA drones killed "many Westerners, including some U.S. passport holders" in Pakistan's tribal area during the George W. Bush administration, the new ...

From MacArthur to Haig to Petraeus: How the Military Brass Trampled the Constitution

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Military officials have quite literally usurped the policymaking powers of the President of the United States, to the point where the president is asking for things and they are not being given to him.

Bob Woodward's 'Obama's Wars'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Journalist and author Bob Woodward's hotly anticipated new book "Obama's Wars," scheduled for release on Sept. 27, has been making waves on the Intern...

Woodward's Narrative

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malou Innocent

The New York Times reports that the forthcoming book, Obama's Wars, by longtime Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, depicts an administration completely at odds over the war in Afghanistan.

Bob Woodward Book: Top Obama Afghan Advisers Doubt Policy, Sharply Divided

Washington Post | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama urgently looked for a way out of the war in Afghanistan last year, repeatedly pressing his top military advisers for an exit plan that...

What's Next After Beach Reads?

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are novels by Ken Follett, Michael Cunningham, Nicole Krauss and Tom Clancy; cookbooks by Ina Garten and Jamie Oliver; humor books by both Amy S...

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

Bob Woodward's Obama Book Coming In September

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A Bob Woodward book on the Obama administration is coming out in September. Simon & Schuster spokeswoman Victoria Meyer confirmed th...

Presidential Pictures: Top Movies About The Top Job

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the sheer scale and complexity of the Presidency in modern times, it's no surprise that a host of great films have explored the nature of our country's highest office.

Helen Thomas's Sad New Legacy

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Helen Thomas's remarks are reprehensible, and a sad reminder of how much racism and anti-Semitism still exists in America today, even among the intelligentsia and the media.

Sam Stein Discusses Obama, Paralyzed Congress On Morning Joe (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein co-hosted MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today. During a segment with Bob Woodward, Stein asked the Washington Po...

Come Back, Bob Woodward. Save Us From Game Change Journalism

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Given the choice between Woodward's consistently serious, albeit flawed books -- which always carry with them an air of professionalism and class -- v...

Is the Military-Industrial Complex Using Gen. McChrystal to "Potty Train" Obama on Afghanistan?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The McChrystal affair is a vivid reminder of the huge pressures powerful vested interests can place on a new president to protect the status quo and prevent meaningful change.

Tom Friedman On Afghanistan Surge: US Just 'Decided To Adopt A Special Needs Baby' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman appeared on Fareed Zakaria's CNN show to discuss the fundamental problems with the US surge in Afghanistan, argu...

What Obama Is Up Against

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

We Americans harbor a quaint belief that a new president takes charge of a government that eagerly awaits his next command. But that's not how things work at the top, especially where "national security" is concerned.

William Safire: Wars Made Out of Words

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

William Safire's career took him from public relations to propaganda to column-writing in a single seamless progression.

Young Voices in The Future of News -- Connection, Conversation, Community

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

It's time for young journalists and, just as important, young technologists to show how news is expanding and being re-defined in a world under Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Obama's Summiteering: High Altitude Headaches and Rumors of War

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Iran went front and center today, with war a real possibility in the wake of this morning's revelation of a secret nuclear facility.

Washington Post Delayed Afghanistan Report At Pentagon's Request

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The result was that The Post agreed to a one-day delay in publicizing the report by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afg...

Could Woodward's Afghanistan Story Have Really Happened Without Obama's OK?

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Classified documents are not declassified by leakers acting anonymously, they are declassified by identifiable government officials acting with authorization.

Who Leaked The McChrystal Report To Woodward?

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bob Woodward's Monday-morning exclusive on a 66-page report from Gen. Stanley McChrystal to President Barack Obama about Afghanistan policy was a rite...

Redford, Woodward and Bernstein to Discuss Collaboration on All the President's Men

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Redford is expected to discuss his key, behind-the-scenes role in the making of the film; his relationship with Woodward and Bernstein; and the film's historical significance in the post-Watergate era.

The Ten Best Movies About Journalism by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

In the wake of the revered Walter Cronkite's passing, I've attempted to isolate the ten best movies about journalism.

Bearing Witness 2.0: You Can't Spin 10,000 Tweets and Camera Phone Uploads

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

When deadly riots broke out in China last week, the Chinese government sprang into message control mode. It choked off the Internet, blocked Twitter, and deleted updates and videos from social networking sites. At the same time, it invited foreign journalists to take a tour of the area. The Chinese have clearly learned the lessons of Iran. READ MORE Shattering the Right vs. Left Prism Once Again: The Wall Street Journal Goes After Goldman and the Bank Bailout Even the capitalist Bible is taking shots at Wall Street darling Goldman Sachs. We've now reached the point where the only people defending the administration's Wall Street policies are the people benefiting from them -- or their good friends, Tim Geithner and Larry Summers. READ MORE