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Commander in Chief

Trump: A Worrisome Commander-in-Chief

William Astore | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
William Astore

I'd never watched a U.S. presidential candidate who scared me - truly scared me - until the Republican debate on March 3, 2016.

Why Hillary can Unite the Country

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The question more people are asking is how will Hillary be able to unite the country after she is elected. This campaign has made it clearer than ever...

Commander In Chief

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Maybe it's the phrase -- "commander in chief" -- that best captures the transcendent absurdity and unaddressed horrors of the 2016 election season and...

US Troops - Commander In Chief

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Pretend you're out here with us.

Did Matt Lauer Do America A Favor By Failing So Spectacularly?

John Amato | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
John Amato

Anyone watching last night's MSNBC "Commander In Chief" presidential forum must have felt pretty perplexed on the conduct of host Matt Lauer.

My Snap Reactions To NBC Candidate Forum

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For some unfathomable reason, Matt Lauer moderated the event. Lauer is not exactly the first person on the NBC bench I would pick to host the kickoff political event of the campaign season's homestretch, to put it mildly.

Veterans And Military Families Deserve The Best Chance

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Barbi Appelquist

Ten years ago this past weekend, my father died unexpectedly at the age of 58 from complications of chronic heart disease and diabetes. He was a U.S. ...

The Trump Doctrine: A Disaster For America And The World

Leopoldo Martínez | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Leopoldo Martínez

As Americans, when it comes to foreign policy, we should all be worried by the potential of a 'Trump Foreign Policy Doctrine' becoming a reality.

How Would Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton Impact Military Morale?

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

In serving as Commander in Chief, the President's character, actions, and words are pivotal to military morale and victory. Donald Trump would be no Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. But what about Clinton?

Hillary Clinton Criticizes Donald Trump, Reveals Herself to Be Queen of War

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Clinton's biggest problem in this case is her foreign policy record. Most Americans don't want to intervene more overseas, but Clinton is not most Americans. She is the Democratic neoconservative, a veritable war queen, who backed every major conflict fought by the U.S. over the last quarter century.

Trump Disrespects Veterans: He is Unfit to Be Commander-In-Chief

Brenda M. Cotter | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Brenda M. Cotter

Perhaps our memories are too short. We need to return to that moment in Ames, Iowa. When you disrespect veterans who made the greatest sacrifices for our country, you are unfit to serve as commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces.

When Your Number Is Called

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Music is the universal language that shrinks distances between cultures. That music, when offered up by the rare artist who fabricates a stage aura of...

Living In The Moment: Trump Style

Brenda M. Cotter | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Brenda M. Cotter

We have more than enough evidence that Trump is a carnival barker, an extreme narcissist, a demagogue, and a hothead. We need no further proof that he has continually made profoundly racist and misogynist comments, as well as many other crude, stupid, and offensive statements.

Last Night, Donald Trump Disqualified Himself

William Astore | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
William Astore

Trump's performance last night reminded me of Richard Nixon's infamous answer to David Frost about Watergate: "When the president does it, that means it's not illegal."

The Republican Party is so Ghetto

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Tanya Young Williams

I am not a registered Democrat. I vote based on who I believe will put forward initiatives that are best for me, my daughters, my community and this c...

Commander-In-Chief Bernie? Hillary? Donald? Ted?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The Commander-In-Chief issue is up for grabs. One reason for the uncertainty is that character is more important than policy. It's less about bombing Syria, or Iran and more about what kind of human being do you want to make the decision. Loud mouths, bullies and weaklings need not apply.

In Final State of the Union, Obama Answers Critics, Forges Vision | Posted 01.13.2017 | Black Voices

Over the past seven years, many have bashed this President for not being strong enough, for not exercising enough force, and for not bringing our economy back. Last night the President graciously answered all the critics.

5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Is More Qualified to Be Commander in Chief Than Hillary Clinton

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

America has already witnessed Hillary Clinton as Senator and Secretary of State; few can name any major foreign policy accomplishments. We can, however, name mistakes. Bernie Sanders is far more qualified to be president than Clinton or Trump, especially since he's foreshadowed the consequences of perpetual wars, and doesn't focus only upon the need to destroy our enemies.

Republicans Should Pass an AUMF or Stop Complaining

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans are currently in a frenzy over Syria. But for all their noise, I notice there is not a single voice crying out to actually change anything in the most concrete way they have at their disposal.

Why Join the Military With a Reckless (Meaning Republican) Commander-In-Chief?

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Should Americans join the military if the next commander-in-chief of the armed services is an arrogant, ignorant, irresponsible, war-happy hawk? Many of America's best and brightest join the armed services. But with the U.S. constantly at war, joining is a life or death decision, dependent on the judgment of whoever sits in the Oval Office.

The Party's Over: A Tribute to Polly Bergen

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

One thing the theater community does well is celebrate its own. And Polly Bergen was a member of the theater community. Now, as I previously wrote, the League of American Theaters and Producers opted not to dim the lights for her.

Remembering the Great Polly Bergen

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Polly Bergen was a real class act. She had a grace about her, an intangible quality that not many possess.

America Is Better Off Today Than Six Years Ago!

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

Fellow Americans, we can tell the world and President Obama's blind enemies that this nation, America, is indeed better off today than 6 years ago when he became president.

The Best Commander-in-Chief of Our Generation?

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

As one of the majority of Americans who voted for him twice, I am happy and proud that our president is this extraordinary, deepest thinking, coolest-headed, and tempered-spirit.

Streaming: TV's Tectonic Shift

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

Why should we pay cable companies big monthly fees for a huge lineup of programs we never watch but are charged for. Research shows that folks with 300 channels only watch an average of 12 of them. Why not pick and choose just what we want to watch and pay for each show as we go? Or, as the industry calls it: pay-per-view.