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Netanyahu, Other Iraq Hawks, Try to Push U.S. Into War With Iran

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The neocon crowd -- including Netanyahu -- insist that Iran agree to terms that they know would never be accepted by the Tehran government. That's because they don't want a negotiated deal; they want the U.S. to launch a military strike against Iran that would effect "regime change." This is exactly the same line of argument that led the U.S. into the Iraq quagmire.

Jeb Bush Falling Behind on Immigration

Juan Escalante | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Juan Escalante

Mr. Bush, the immigrant community is looking for a leader who will face the issues with a clear plan, not one that will throw stones inside a glass house in hopes of scoring political points. How much longer should the current President wait for your party to pass a bill?

Review: American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.24.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Chris Appy's American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity is a book-length essay on the Vietnam War and how it changed the way Americans think of ourselves and our foreign policy.

Review: American Ambassadors, The Past, Present, and Future of America's Diplomats

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.18.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

If you can't do away with the spoils system, the only alternative left is to better prepare the political appointees. Making Dennis Jett's American Ambassadors required reading for every person up for consideration would be a hell of a start.

Jeb Bush Addresses 2016 And His Family Name

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

Jeb Bush is preparing for a run for president, and he would like you to know that he is not his brother. "I love my brother. I think he’s been a ...

'Palestine' Is Becoming a Bad Word in Washington

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

If the U.S. is serious about the two-state solution, it needs to do much more to help end occupation and support non-violent Palestinian actions in this direction.

Who Is Citizens United? (WATCH)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

As we mark the 5th anniversary of the disastrous Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. FEC, it is worth heeding: Who is Citizens United, and how did they manage to subvert generations of campaign finance laws?

These Are The Most Memorable State Of The Union Guests

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

On Jan. 26, 1982, President Ronald Reagan began the tradition of honoring extraordinary Americans during the annual State of the Union address. Th...

Hunt Terrorists, Don't Scapegoat Muslims

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Top political leaders in France and Germany need to follow the example set more than a decade ago by Clinton and Bush when faced with terror attacks in this country and say in the strongest terms that they will wage war against terrorism, not Muslims.

George H.W. Bush Remains In Hospital

AP | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlie...

George H.W. Bush Still Hospitalized

AP | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain overnight Wednesday in a Houston hospital where he was taken after experiencing shortne...

Obama to Blame for Hurricanes, Disease -- and Everything Else

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In spite of the intense, unyielding, never-ending opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, nobody can deny that Obama has tackled the problem of health care costs growing out of control when nobody before him would. And that's not all.

Who Would Jesus Waterboard?

Kelly James Clark | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

Ben Franklin once wrote that "it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer." Dick Cheney, on the other hand, said: "I'm more concerned with bad guys who got out . . . than I am with a few that in fact were innocent."

Here's Some Painting Advice From George W. Bush

AP | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush doesn't readily offer political opinions, but when it comes to portraits, he has some broad-brush advice: ...

George W. Bush Won The Presidency 14 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

Fourteen years ago this week, on Dec. 13, 2000, George W. Bush declared victory as the 43rd president of the United States, 36 days after the November...

Senate Staffer Tried To Scrub 'Torture' From Torture Report's Wikipedia Entry

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

An anonymous Wikipedia user on Wednesday tried to scrub the word "torture" from an entry corresponding to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on ...

Our Shamefully Sanctioned Sadism

Justin Frank | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

By page four of the torture report we have a clear example of the powerful effects sanctioned sadism had on how the CIA's handled detainees.

The Tortured Logic of Bush and Cheney

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With torture we get the worst of both worlds: We gather no useful intelligence and we undermine our reputation as a democratic government of principles.

A War on Reason, Not on Christmas

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With the same predictability and inevitability of a House vote to abolish Obamacare, Bill O'Reilly yet again has declared his false war on the faux war on Christmas.

The Perils of Messianism

David Vognar | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
David Vognar

Trouble comes when we expect immaterial values that good faith promotes to manifest into physical embodiment. Messianism is on the rise in the world, and it bodes serious ill.

The End of Shared Sacrifice Set in Stone: Yale As Metaphor

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

It behooves Americans not only to pause and consider their war dead, even if just doing so by pondering the anonymous tale of a single lapidary name, but also to think about a contemporary society where the whole concept of such binding sacrifice is equally dead.

Alright GOP, Time to Put Up Or Shut Up

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and ...

Why We Are So Easily Manipulated by the Politics of Fear

David Ropeik | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

Be afraid. Be VERY afraid! Of Ebola. Of ISIS. Of immigrants threatening to bring both threats across a porous border that can't be protected by a president who can't even protect his own house. Be afraid! Vote Republican.

George Bush Still Puts the 'W' in Wrong

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

There he is, still fighting the Iraq War. Still insisting the Iraq War was the right thing to do. And still hiding behind his favorite cover, how "history will tell us" whether an action was right or wrong.

George W. Bush Says Americans Just Need To Have More Patience With Iraq

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that America must remain vigilant in the fight against Islamic terrorism because a healthy democracy may...