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McChrystal's Self-Inflicted Disaster Must Become Obama-Led Learning Moment

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should use this mistake by McChrystal as a learning moment -- reminding the nation that the President is the Commander-in-Chief.

McChrystal Must Resign

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

For insubordination, for disrespecting the Office of the President of the United States and for allowing derision of the White House among his staff, General Stanley McChrystal must resign.

General Petraeus Starts Moving the Goalposts on Afghanistan Withdrawal

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Petraeus says he supports the president's policy. His comments this week, though, serve only to validate the critics of the withdrawal portion of the president's policy. He's not a supporter of this policy. He's a concern troll.

Biden Courts the Non-Aligned on Nukes

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, Joe Biden may have helped push a new "global social contract" on international security and safety a bit further by hosting personally at his private residence a unique lunch with the non-aligned state leaders.

The Beck Hate Train Crashes

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mike Papantonio

Glenn Beck's push is to convince his flock that if their preacher delivers sermons about "social justice," a good "Beck Head" should leave that church.

Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg Join Obama For White House Movie Night

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obamas are hosting several Hollywood stars Thursday night for a movie night in the White House theater for a screening of the new HBO series "The ...

Alleged Abuses in Scientology Are Far From Unique

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Scientology. The name is a travesty of science. The reality is a burlesque of religion.

Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Serious critiques of the internal game around Obama have to be read -- because Obama is not winning. He is failing, and people need to consider why.

Everything You Have Been Told About Afghanistan Is Wrong: The Three Great Fallacies

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Obama has to decide now whether to side with the American people and the Afghan people calling for a rapid reduction in US force, or with a small military clique demanding a ramping-up of the conflict.

Not Supposed to Happen in Obama Land: Intrigue Behind Gregory Craig's Resignation

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

In a "Team of Rivals White House," what happens when character assassination and leaks from within are given tacit support from those who hold the keys to the White House?

Nat. Security Advisor Jim Jones Makes Secret Trip To Pakistan | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only hours before President Obama took off for Asia on Thursday, his national-security adviser landed in Pakistan on an unannounced trip to meet with ...

Afghanistan Withdrawal Date: 'Flexible' Or 'Locked In'?

Huffington Post | Nico PItney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Read below for a new update on December 4. During his speech from West Point on Tuesday, President Obama specified the date when U.S. forces would st...

More Troops to Afghanistan?

Richard A. Clarke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard A. Clarke

Afghanistan is not a numbers game. The issue is whether we are pursuing a strategy that defines our goals and tailors our means to them.

Hypocrisy Alert: Cheney Relies on the Objectivity of the Justice Department to Defend Torture

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The gall of Cheney's statements is that he was a key part of the administration that deconstructed the objectivity of the Justice Department, which he now relies on to defend the use of torture.

National Security Adviser: Obama Having Greater Success Taking Terrorists Out of Commission Than Bush Did

Political Punch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to criticism from former Vice President Cheney that President Obama is making the nation more vulnerable to terrorism, the president's Nati...

Rice Advances the Obama Doctrine

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The Obama Doctrine isn't naïve liberal internationalism. On the contrary, as Susan Rice explains, respect for multilateral institutions strengthens America's ability to protect and pursue its own interests.

Obama's Cairo Address: Two Months On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

It's been two months since Obama delivered his address to the Muslim world in Cairo, promising a new era of respect and engagement. How's his opening to the Muslim world going so far?

A Strategic Necessity

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

If Israel has full American backing in security and defense, it will have more flexibility to concede the occupied territories because ultimately ensuring Israel's security takes away its main rational for keeping Palestinian and Syrian territories.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Push for Peace in Israel SI Analysis: The Obama administration is making a concerted effort to restart pe...

Clinton Consulted With Republicans, Neocons On Big Foreign Policy Speech

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has consulted with a surprisingly diverse ideological bunch in the course of creating the major foreign policy spee...

Time for Yankees to Say Goodbye to A-Rod

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matt Littman

Baseball engenders great nicknames, and the New York Yankees, the most storied franchise in all of sports, certainly have had their fair share. There's the Babe, Joltin' Joe, Mr. October, and Bitch Tits.

Jim Jones TWEETS His ARREST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Talk about instant news: Rapper Jim Jones gave a boost to the Twitter community yesterday when he tweeted while being processed for ignoring a buck-tw...

Joe Klein: Obama's Decision To Wait On Afghan Troops "Very Good News"

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's decision to think carefully about the situation in Afghanistan before he sends more troops there is very good news. It shows a Command...

The State of Green -- Obama and the First 20 days

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jack Hidary

Holly Kaufman: "Obama has ushered in a refreshing reliance on science, and a commitment to letting scientific fact, and even scientific hunch, see the light of day."

Obama Calls For Defense Spending Cuts

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010 by more than 10 ...