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The Real Winners (and Losers) in America's New War Against ISIL

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

How sweet it must be for the war profiteers to see the U.S. treasury tapped yet again so they can profit from blowing up weapons and Humvees that ISIL now controls that they already profited from when they were first sold off and given to the Iraqi military.

Smearing Chuck Hagel

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He's a what?!...

What Was the Debate Subject, Again?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night's debate was supposed to be on foreign policy. However, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama decided fairly early on that the differences between the two policy-wise were pretty small, so they both decided to hijack the foreign policy debate and instead the debates on the economy.

Golden Calf Conservatives

Cliff Schecter | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Whether it's the bronze bull encountered by those occupying Wall Street, the fixation with a Chris Christie presidency not to be, or the ex post facto...

Obama Can Now Replace Bryza With a New Nominee as Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harut Sassounian

At this point, the ideal option for Obama would be to abandon Matthew Bryza's flawed candidacy for ambassador to Azerbaijan and name another less controversial nominee who could be confirmed by the Senate.

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.

Left, Wrong and Center

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven Weber

At the core of the rapidly spreading division in the body politic is the fungibility of facts and the emergence of a veritable alternate reality based solely on the preservation of one's ideology.

Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy Vision, in Need of Corrective Lenses

Frankie Sturm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frankie Sturm

The fact that economies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere have grown since 1945 is not a sign of American decline. It's a testament to US leadership.

Odd News

Jeff Dorchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Dorchen

Odd News and a new play: watch the preparatory video for Strauss at Midnight by Jeff Dorchen.

Torture Commission: A Gift to the Republican Right?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It is a bitter pill to swallow that those most responsible for the terrible abuses of the past decade are those who are most likely to benefit from an investigation into the truth.

Bailing Out the Neo-Cons

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

We're now witnessing the neo-carnage that has resulted from neo-cons Newt Gingrich and his "Contract on America," and Ronald Reagan's buyout by Barry ...

Sam Stein

Newest Neocon Outfit Hosting Afghanistan Forum With Sen. McCain And Rep. Harman | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Largely under the radar, some of the major neoconservative figures who fashioned the rationale for the Iraq war have set up a shop for shaping future ...

Dick Cheney Believes There Are Witches in Gambia

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cenk Uygur

Is it possible that people will say absolutely anything to get you to stop torturing them, including admitting to being a witch?

Army Screws Up; Introduces Concept of "Taking Responsibility" to Government

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

The Army screwed up and then they did what leaders and professionals do: They stepped up and took responsibility. Imagine if the Bush administration ever had the guts to show such leadership.

Will the Ghost of Richard Nixon Haunt the Obama White House?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

For all of his attempts to be a major force in history, it would not be Nixon's meetings with the Russians that would put his imprint on the office, but his dirty tricks and criminal activity.

10 Ways To Spot a Neo Con

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Have facts to counter his? It won't matter, as Neo Cons rely on a tautological loophole that justifies pretty much anything.

Israelis Sending Word To U.S. Jews: We Prefer Obama

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

Israelis across the political spectrum, from leftwing actors to retired spy chiefs and generals, are challenging the conventional wisdom that a Republican hawk in the White House would be in their best interests. Their weapon of choice? Online video.