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New Book Assesses State of 'America's War Machine' Five Decades After Ike's Speech

William Hartung | Posted 11.23.2015 | Books
William Hartung

The book takes a particularly hard look at the role of the media in issues of war and peace, describing much of the mainstream media as "cheerleaders for war" that "have too often been a mouthpiece for politically motivated government propaganda."

Thanksgiving at the Bush's

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


A Primer For '!' (The Politician Formerly Known As Jeb Bush)

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Dear !: You were supposed to be "the smart one." So, before you get yourself deeper in dog doo-doo. Bottom line: "he kept us safe" doesn't pass the smell test. I suggest you sing a different (swan?) song.

Dick Cheney: Iran Deal Is 'Madness'

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday called President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran "madness," and insisted that the Bu...

Colin Powell Backs Obama's Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

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Fox News Embarrasses Dick Cheney On Iraq And Iran

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

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See Dick Cheney And The White House React To 9/11

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

On September 11, 2001, the country was irreparably changed. The terrorist attacks on that day killed more than 3,000 people and set in motion the cour...

Meet the Neocons

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Dean Opperman

2007-08-22-meettheneoconspull.jpg The good folks at Far Rite Records have just released Neocon Gold: The Condi, Rummy, Cheney, and Georgie Story.

How Many More Wars?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All those who criticize President Obama's handling of foreign policy -- which includes the entire Republican presidential field, it almost goes without saying -- should really have to detail precisely what they'd do differently. The voters really do deserve an answer to this question, since these people are running to take Obama's place in the White House.

Next Iraq Question for 2016 Wannabees: Would You Have Let the Inspectors Finish Their Work Before Invading?

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If indeed accurate information is all they needed to have made the right decision on Iraq, it follows that they would have wanted accurate information if they could obtain it.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Congress Using in Iran Same Bush/Cheney Policies that Failed in North Korea

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Apparently, for members of Congress, and the entire rightwing, preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is of less importance than denying them mutual respect. And, for that, they will trigger a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

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

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.02.2015 | 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.

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."

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

CIA Torture: Nothing's Going to Happen

Barry Lando | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

The fact is that the CIA under America's leaders -- Republican and Democrat -- has been implicated in torture around the globe for at least the past half century.

Cheney: Wrong on Iraq, Right on Torture?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howar...

On Torture: Crossing Party Lines

Carol Smaldino | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

We have seen over time, that humans are capable of the best and the worst. Nobody heals unless there is truth about what happened. We have a chance to open this book, and I hope we take it.

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.

Cost of War

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Former Vice President Dick Cheney Is Joking, Isn't He?

Justin Constantine | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Justin Constantine

At first blush Vice President Dick Cheney's recent op-ed reads like the script of a Saturday Night Live script, the kind where the character's statements are so absurd that they cannot help but make you laugh.

Bearing Witness to the Agony of Others

Marianne Williamson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

It's not very often that I see something on a corporate-owned American TV news channel and go, "Wow guys, that was great." But tonight I did. CNN deserves a huge bravo -- and a huge thank you -- for their special '60s episode about the war in Vietnam.

The Gnarly Psychology of Unnecessary War

Marianne Williamson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

Nothing the government does now -- no action or non-action on its part -- will change the fundamental trajectory of national tragedy -- and I don't just mean Iraq's -- if we, the American people, do not wake up to what has happened here.

Bush-Painting Boarding

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Politics and the Water's Edge

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Lance Simmens

In 1994 I attended a meeting at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and sat across the table from former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, ...