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Obama Nobel Peace Prize

About Obama's Peace Prize

William Laney | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
William Laney

The committee's decision is indeed a reflection of Alfred Nobel's thinking when he established the Nobel Peace Prize more than a century ago as a reward for working toward peace.

Debasing the Peace Prize

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

If President Obama launches the missile strike that he proposes against Syria, with or without authorization from Congress, he should send his Nobel Peace Prize back to Oslo.

GOP Rep Says He'll Flip On Syria If Obama Returns Nobel Peace Prize

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said that he's willing to reverse his opposition on a military strike against Syria if President Barack Obama agrees to ...

For Iran, It's Time to Take One Option Off the Table: The Nuclear Option

Tad Daley | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Tad Daley

Iran must know that until it rejects the false seductions of nuclear security, for us, all options but one must remain on the table. But Iranians should also be assured that we do not expect them to endure a nuclear double standard forever until the end of time.

The Peace Prize War President

David Bromwich | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
David Bromwich

In his campaign to win the election as a war president, Barack Obama flatters the worst vices of chauvinism and panders to the most vulgar and brutal idea of the qualities that define a leader and the actions that ennoble a country. No alchemy of eloquence can atone for the confession of moral surrender involved in such a boast.

The Prize of Peace

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

The greatest threat to evil is peace.

U.S. Petition Launched to Investigate Betrayal of Nobel Peace Prize

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Coleen Rowley

We suggest your Board communicate with the Nobel Foundation urging them to rescind Obama's award so that the Nobel Peace Prize does not serve to sugarcoat, obfuscate and enable more use of violence and military force, the exact opposite purpose for which it was created.

Is Obama Really George W. Bush?

Aaron David Miller | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Aaron David Miller

Has Barack Obama become George W. Bush on foreign policy? If the President doesn't catch a break on Libya, he may well be on a glide path to regime change.

Reflections Along the Moral Highway From Memphis to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

On the 43rd anniversary of his assassination, Dr. King's unwavering commitment to the nonviolence pursuit of justice may be the most important 21st-century moral challenge he has bequeathed to our nation.

Obama Jokes About His Nobel Peace Prize

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

President Obama took a brief moment during an ambitious speech about energy on Wednesday to simultaneously praise a colleague and drop a bit of self-d...

Obama's Not Returning His Peace Prize

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The Libyan assault as well as continued American presence in Iraq and Afghanistan have many people saying that either the Nobel Peace Prize committee should demand the prize be returned or that Obama should volunteer to hand it back.

WATCH: Obama Speaks On Being Awarded Nobel Peace Prize In Wake Of Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - President Barack Obama says he's aware that he's a Nobel Peace Prize winner who's launching military airstrikes in Libya. ...

Donald Rumsfeld: Obama Didn't Deserve The Nobel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said over the weekend that President Obama didn't deserve the Nobel Peace Prize he received in 2009. "He had...

Ambivalence, Idealism, and the Nobel Peace Prize

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Henne

The United States' ability to improve the world is limited. Economic incentives, military actions, and pro-democracy rhetoric will not push the international community into demanding Liu Xiaobo's release, or prevent other countries from following China's lead.

Obama Nobel Peace Prize Puts Pressure On Committee For 2010 Decision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Norwegian Peace Prize committee has a dilemma this year: how to top last year's surprise award to President Obama....

Nobel Peace Prize: For Peace or for Politics?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

It's time for a new, and truly global, peace award that comes with little controversy and greater transparency.

Nobel Peace Prize Winners' Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to "Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China," according to ...

"Only the mood music has changed": Tariq Ali on Obama's presidency

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

Is president Barack Obama the change America has been waiting for or is he another corporate Democrat representing elite interests? According to Tar...

Nobel Peace Prize Gets Record 237 Nominations

AP | IAN MacDOUGALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO — The committee that selects the Nobel Peace Prize winner will consider a record 237 nominations for the 2010 award, a Nobel official said ...

Who's the Enemy?

John O'Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Kane

To convert a piece of wisdom from Martin Luther King, if we are to move toward the creation of a better democracy, and eventually produce the paths to reach the promised land, we need to face adversity.

Congratulations, President Obama

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Campbell

I find it maddening how quickly the wolves came out. Similar to any policy move that will actually benefit Americans and our standing in the world, the right-wing goes ballistic.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, in accepting his Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama strenuously argued that "as a head of state sworn to protect and defend my nation" he "cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people." I couldn't agree more. But what exactly are the threats to the American people coming from Afghanistan? The Taliban? Or the 100 al-Qaeda members who didn't get the "we're moving to Pakistan" memo? In his 2002 denunciation of the war in Iraq, Obama said: "I don't oppose all wars...What I am opposed to is a dumb war." Well, escalating troop levels to 100,000 and spending $30 billion a year to take on 100 terrorists -- that's 1,000 U.S. soldiers and $300 million for every one al-Qaeda fighter -- while the real threats lie elsewhere strikes me as the gold standard of a dumb, immoral war of choice.

The Nobel Prize With an Asterisk

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Winship

Better to call this prize, as many have, including the Nobel committee, an aspirational award -- the committee expressing its own audacity of hope.

8 Most Outrageous Attacks On Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some observers have made reasoned arguments against giving the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama. And others just went crazy. Here's a roundup of t...

Arianna On The 'Supreme Irony' Of Obama's Nobel Speech (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "The Joy Behar Show" Thursday evening with Behar and radio host Stephanie Miller, where she weighed in on President Obama's Nobel ...