Two centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson's points were plain and clear: While this country desired peace, it had to be prepared to wage war; and yet the more it avoided resorting to raw military power, the more it would prosper. Have America's military officers learned these lessons?
Emails released on July 31 by the U.S. State Department reveal more about the origins of energy reform efforts in Mexico. The State Department released them as part of the once-a-month rolling release schedule for emails generated by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate.
Three events in the week beginning April 20, 2015, show convincingly that the American promise of national and global societal justice is a lie.
In March Petraeus agreed to a lenient plea deal which will likely only result in two years' probation and a $40,000 fine for giving classified information to his mistress and authorized biographer Paula Broadwell.
The Billings Gazette has revealed that coal mining company Cloudpeak Energy ghost wrote protest letters to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on behalf of allied policymakers and business groups.
In our era in Washington, whole careers have been built on grotesque mistakes. In fact, when it comes to our various conflicts, God save you if you're right; no one will ever want to hear from you again. If you're wrong, however... well, take the invasion of Iraq.
Obama's Justice Department has brought more than twice as many prosecutions for the crime of leaking confidential information to journalists as the combined total of all presidents back to Woodrow Wilson. Whether you agree with Obama's track record of such prosecutions, you'd have to admit that treating Petraeus differently would be indefensible hypocrisy and elitism.
Once a taboo subject in Washington, the value of the U.S.-Israeli alliance has increasingly come under scrutiny among even leading members of the foreign policy establishment.
While it may not be popular with fellow thugs, the Islamic State has managed to take over much of Iraq and Syria. Predictably, Washington seems more interested in assigning blame for the situation than dealing with it. Sen. John McCain, for instance.
Shrum and Matalin agree it's the definition of insanity for the president to reinsert U.S. into centuries-long religious war when likeliest conclusion a tripartitioned Iraq back to pre-1919.
DeSmogBlog has obtained emails via North Dakota's Open Records Statute revealing facts that could be interpreted as indicating that North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt broke State Investment Board ethics laws.
Comedian Lee Camp premiered a never-before-televised video of former CIA Director General David Petraeus -- who now serves as Chairman of the Ko...
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogNorth Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt has responded to DeSmogBlog's investigation of the Bakken Shale basin ...
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDeSmogBlog has obtained hundreds of documents portraying the blurred lines between North Dakota's government, the oil and ...
Last week, convergence on Nader's new book. This week, divergence as Matalin and Lamarche clash over party beliefs, the GOP shrugs at warnings about extreme weather and Dems question need for a Select Committee on Hillary.
Hillary vs. the media bit is a good narrative frame for her, no matter its accuracy. It's certainly accurate enough to have some credibility. And then there's the fact that the public doesn't think much of the news media. This week, in fact, we've seen how it can work for her.