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Iran's Supreme Leader Bans Negotiations With U.S., Contradicting President Rouhani

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

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The Iran Deal Was the Result of 2013 Elections, Not Sanctions

Hossein Noorani Nejad | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Hossein Noorani Nejad

The argument that sanctions explain the nuclear deal completely disregards that it was the peaceful pro-democracy movement of the Iranian people and their vote during the 2013 presidential elections that created the main opening that led to the breakthrough in the nuclear negotiations.

President Rouhani, It's Time to Make Good on Your Human Rights Promise

Omid Memarian | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Omid Memarian

As the Iranian government prepares to lay bare its most sensitive operations to dozens of the U.N. inspectors, it should also welcome the one individual charged with monitoring human rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed.

Netanyahu Glares At UN Members To Protest Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

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Planned Big Brotherhood: The Republican Doublethink Contradictions (Part 1)

Sam Corey | Posted 09.28.2015 | Comedy
Sam Corey

The abundantly absurd Republican positions is manifesting doublethink as the second coming of Ronald Reagan donned in star-spangled ignorance, hitting American voters at the speed of a magazine fired from a fully automatic weapon, albeit at a 4th grade level.

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize?

Michael Brenner | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Michael Brenner

There are a number of premises that underlie the judgment that the Iran nuclear agreement is a monumental accomplishment in the cause of peace. Yet, they in fact are all of dubious validity.

The Iran Deal Offers a Respite, Not a Solution

Peter Jenkins | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Peter Jenkins

The Iran agreement does not offer an indefinite respite. When its restrictions on Iran's capacity to enrich lapse, concern could revive. This long-term problem cannot be solved through coercion or the use of force. It can only be solved by influencing Iran's nuclear decision-making and creating incentives for nuclear prudence.

I Am Pro-life, So I Support Planned Parenthood

Eric Simpson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The highest among our responsibilities is to treat others with dignity and respect, especially those who have a subaltern position in the construct of civilization (aka "the world"). I don't believe anyone has to share my faith to be pro-life in the same way I am. But that is in large part what motivates me to be pro-life

Senator John McCain Weighs in on Donald Trump Controversy (AUDIO)

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 09.22.2015 | Media
Morris W. O'Kelly

In this exclusive conversation on KFI AM640's The Mo'Kelly Show, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former presidential candidate elaborated on the trajectory of the Donald Trump campaign and the deficiency in our public discourse.

First First Things First: Defeat ISIS, Then Deal With Assad

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

To show how Byzantine the already complex Middle East political debate has become, my take on recent developments there will seem counter-intuitive to my long-standing fans (all three of you). For example, I support - gasp! - the recent U.S.-Iran nuclear deal.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.19.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, 23 million of us tuned in to watch a debate among what Mike Huckabee called "The A-Team." He might be right, if the A stands for Alice in Wonderland, since through-the-looking-glass thinking was on full display. After multiple proud recitations of immigrant roots, the discussion moved on to how best to deport 11 million immigrants. And because Iran will treat the nuclear deal "like toilet paper," we should rip it up on Day One. Or perhaps the A is for Apocalyptic, since, according to Fiorina, Day One should involve "rebuilding the 6th Fleet" -- of a military already bigger than those of the next 10 nations combined. But the biggest looking-glass moment came from Jeb Bush, who said "there's one thing" he knows "for sure" about his brother: "he kept us safe." Well, yeah, except for...y'know. Alice woke up from her dream - whether this A-Team will remains to be seen.

After Obama: Clinton Vs. Sanders

John Feffer | Posted 09.18.2015 | World
John Feffer

Will Clinton's more muscular alternative be the future of U.S. foreign policy if the Democrats hold on to the Oval Office in 2016? Or would Bernie Sanders, if he grabs the Democratic nomination and triumphs in the general election, guide the United States in a different direction?

The Gulf Conundrum

Saad Khan | Posted 09.18.2015 | World
Saad Khan

There is a need for the opening up of society and social and labor reforms. Money alone can't solve all problems. Archaic laws and dominance of the clergy is another issue, especially in Saudi Arabia. This can't continue for long. Then there is the Syrian crisis.

The Unheralded Force That Helped Win the Iran Deal and Reshape US Foreign Policy

Ben Wikler | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Ben Wikler

The Iran deal's political survival means many things at once. It signals the decline of AIPAC and the Likud lobby. But it also means something more, something largely missed in the many write-ups of how the victory was forged.

Senate Democrats Block Latest GOP Effort To Undermine Iran Deal

AP | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

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The Strange Political Culture of Today's GOP

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Whatever that political culture valued most highly, achieving good results clearly was not it. Now the same seems true of today's Republican Party, whose base lies in that same region. And how can one expect indifference to good results to lead to anything but damage to the nation?

Kyrsten Sinema, Former Anti-War Organizer, Explains Her Vote Against The Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of the 25 House Democrats who voted against approving the Iran nuclear deal last week, the most unexpected name in the mix was Rep. Kyr...

What If Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal Is All About Oil?

Tom Mullen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Slower economic growth in China and other developing economies have contributed to weaker demand, while fracking and other innovations have combined with increased production by OPEC nations to increase supply. Both of these trends are likely to continue .

Refugees And Responsibility In Europe And The U.S.

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

The genie cannot be put back in the bottle and wars cannot "unhappen". Yet besides the humanitarian help which decency dictates should be offered to refugees, the resort to diplomacy instead of war would also help millions of people now fleeing their countries and trying to make a new life elsewhere.

Another Iran Deal Vote?

Hal Donahue | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Republicans are playing politics with the nuclear safety of the nation and deserve the highest level of disdain and condemnation to reflect the great shame and discredit they bring upon their party, the Senate and America.

The Iran Deal Ruined Rosh Hashanah, Senate Republicans Argue

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are countless reasons that Republicans oppose the nuclear deal negotiated between world powers and Iran. The inspections aren&rsq...

The Iran Deal: Power to the People

Holly Dagres | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Holly Dagres

Having an Iran deal opens the floodgates of economic opportunity, breaths new life into the middle class, and raises the standard of living, which are all vehicles of change. With the passing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deal has done a lot more for positive transformation in Iran than sanctions ever could.

A Note to Fellow Millennials During Political Season

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Elnaz Moghangard

As a young individual observing all of this and thinking of the future of our society, I worry that the many voices of reason -- the many voices encouraging unity, diplomacy and peace -- struggle to be heard in all the hysteria. Controversy, after all, sells. I get it.

What's Behind Ayatollah Khamenei's Renewed Opposition To The Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.11.2015 | World

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took aim at both the United States and Israel in a speech this week, referring to the U.S. as the "Great...

AIPAC Throws In The Towel On The Iran Fight

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobbying group that led the fight to kill the Iran nuclear deal, admitted ...