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Vietnam a Half Century after the Gulf of Tonkin

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

A look at Vietnam today makes plain just how mistaken and tragic the American venture into war there was. First, though, a brief summary of how the decisive turn into that disastrous mistake a half century ago occurred.

Congressional Contrarians Pay a Political Price for Their Dissent, but Are Often Vindicated by History

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

As 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson reminds us: "All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions."

Democrats and War Escalation

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Top Democrats and many prominent supporters - with vocal agreement, tactical quibbles or total silence - are assisting the escalation of the U.S. war ...