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Rahm Loses High School Popularity Contest To Donald Rumsfeld

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

New Trier Township High School has a very impressive list of graduates. From politicians and actors to dancers and scientists--their alums have certai...

George W. Bush as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's easy to reflect back and consider just how close George Bush came to historical greatness, yet how far he swung away from that unparalleled opportunity to instead be considered one of the worst presidents ever.

Wartime Interagency Collaboration: A Tale of Two Articles

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

Currently, there is little formal or legislative requirement to integrate and assimilate US government foreign policy planning and implementation across agency lines from top to bottom.

If Deficits Don't Matter, Does Contract Abuse?

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is remarkable how many people claim to be sincerely interested in reducing the federal budget deficit but have seemingly have no interest in taking on these kinds of abuse in contracting.

The McLaughlin Group: It's the "Professional Left's" Fault

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

When Obama's agenda began to peter out under the weight of Republican obstructionism and his own tendency to play it safe, it was the Democratic base that worked the hardest trying to prevent him from falling.

Then They Came for Me

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

A fear- and vengeance-driven post-9/11 mentality could yet become the done deal it is in Liz Cheney's mind.

The Madness of U.S. Arms Sales: Good Business, Bad For Planet

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

The madness in the world can best be boiled down to this: at the same time that we are told there is not enough money to create jobs or pay for real h...

Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Before our collective memory fades, I just want us to be honest with ourselves and present an unsanitized version of how they pulled off this war. We invaded Iraq because most Americans -- including good liberals -- wanted to.

An Unsanitized Look at the Origins of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The debacle in Iraq is not merely a result of errors in planning or poor decision-making. Soldiers are still risking their lives every day in Iraq, "combat" or no "combat," and many more will die for this policy our neo-con leaders handed down to us.

ReThink Interview: Amir Bar-Lev, Director of The Tillman Story (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I talked with director Amir Bar-Lev about why Americans weren't more outraged when it was revealed that the made-for-Hollywood stories of Tillman and Jessica Lynch were lies.

War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

As a Patriotic American and a former Marine, I urge all of us to get realistic about this war. At the rate of 8 billion dollars a month, do Americans want to be in Afghanistan for the next 15 years?

America's Iraqi Strategic Blunder

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Even in 2002, in the midst of the fear campaign unleashed by Bush's White House to create public support for an invasion of Iraq, credible voices in the American mainstream questioned the claims.

Afghanistan Again

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Congress has failed to ask the tough questions about the Afghanistan war and has instead given the American people a steady stream of platitudes about "winning" what can never be won.

Donald Rumsfeld's Nearly $50,000 Portrait Unveiled At Pentagon (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A painting of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was recently unveiled at the Pentagon and it carried an astounding price tag of nearly $50,0...

Bush Insider Reveals Guantanamo Deception: Hundreds of Innocents Jailed

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The issue now before us is not just whether the Bush Administration was wrong about Guantanamo but whether it was also consistently deceitful in holding hundreds of innocent men in prison to cover up their own mistakes.

Soldier to Poet: Naming of Parts (Part III)

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Muske-Dukes

Let's not fool ourselves: troops firing at the range is a cold rehearsal of killing, firing at paper silhouettes -- flat, faceless representations of unnameable casualties, very many of whom will suffer agonizing deaths or agonizing lives.

George W. Bush Knew Guantánamo Prisoners Were Innocent, Reports Times Of London

Times Online | Tim Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they fea...

Smog Alert: Hot Air in Congress Could Block Gitmo's Closing

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It's high time for lawmakers to stop posturing around imaginary threats that prevents the federal government from bringing actual terrorists to justice and releasing those who don't deserve to be in prison.

The Clock Runs Out on 24

Barry Bortnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Barry Bortnick

The War on Terror will end this spring when Fox pulls the plug on 24. The pop-culture phenomenon concludes in May when Jack Bauer tortures his last suspect.

Not So Fast, Rand Paul!

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

In his victory speech, Rand Paul said, "We have come to take our government back." I'm here to say that you can't have it back.

US Military Tailors Mission Names To Target Audience

Washington Post | Christian Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the hypercharged rush of combat, the adrenaline flows and the rhetoric soars. After the "shock and awe" invasion of Iraq, many of the names the mil...

Rumsfeld on Detainees: "I Stand for 8-10 Hours a Day. Why is Standing Limited to 4 Hours?"

Murray Waas | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

If Rumsfeld had any other thoughts at that historic moment in 2002, thus far, that single one is the only known to have been recorded for posterity.

White House Geek Is Chic

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Oh, how the culture of the White House has changed from the Bush administration to Obama's. During Bush's reign, the White House reeked of machismo.

Court Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Federal Judge Wayne R. Andersen issued a historic ruling Friday allowing a suit charging former Defense Secretary with authorizing torture.

CRAZIEST Celebrity Senior Theses (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Stars (and politicians), they're just like US! They write senior theses -- and very, very obscure ones. See if you can guess who wrote a thesis on ra...