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Eagleburger Mocks Cheney As "Benighted" (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawrence Eagleburger mocked Dick Cheney on Tuesday, saying that the former vice president, whom he dubbed "benighted," has long exaggerated his positi...

Torture Advocates will Set the Military Back for Generations

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

Once upon a time, our adversaries knew they could hoist the white flag and expect to be treated humanely, making them more likely to give up sooner. It kept American soldiers out of countless bloody fights.

Time To Reverse 'Dover' Policy

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jon Soltz

Showing unidentified flag-draped coffins coming into Dover (or any other ports of entry) is an unfortunate part of war that the public has a right to see.

Martha Washington Redux: America's First MILF

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Hold on to your hats folks or at least your iPod earbuds, Martha Washington was actually a babe! Also, she avidly consumed Gothic romance novels. Me-ow!

President Obama's Monumental Shutting Down of Disturbing CIA Activities

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

This country was saying and supposedly standing for one thing and then, via these CIA-backed activities, doing the opposite of what a democratic United States stands for.

American Lawsuits Against Iraq See Opposition From US

NY Times | STEVEN LEE MYERS and JAMES GLANZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George Charchalis says he has never really recovered from the ordeal he endured after Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990. He hid f...

The Hidden Cost of the Gulf War

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

While US casualties in Iraq appear relatively low -- 4,100 dead and 35,000 wounded -- the real health costs of Iraq will, as in the case of the First Gulf War, not be known for years.

Iraq Torture Lawsuits OKed By House, White House Threatens Veto

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former POWs and civilians who were tortured or held hostage during the 1991 Gulf War could pursue lawsuits against Iraq under legislation the House ha...

Last Night at Nikos

Norman MacAfee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Norman MacAfee

"I Am Astro Place" I wrote in the 1980s as a screenplay, "Astro Place," about some cultural and political people living near Astor Place in the East Village in the fraught years 1984 to 2001.

Pentagon Report Shows No Iraq Plot To Assassinate Bush Sr.

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush said lots of things about Saddam Hussein in the run-up to the Iraq War. But few of his charges grabbed more attention than an unscripte...

Report: DOD Delayed Brain Injury Scans For Soldiers

USA Today | Gregg Zoroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For more than two years, the Pentagon delayed screening troops returning from Iraq for mild brain injuries because officials feared veterans would bla...

Gulf War Gen. Schwarzkopf To Endorse McCain

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the heavily decorated Gulf War commander, will endorse Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday, a Republican source said. M...