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The Radical Politics of Mister Rogers: 10 Fascinating Facts

Michael G. Long | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice.

The Forgotten Triumphalist Glories of War, American-Style

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

So many years and wars later, it's easy to forget what a total television hit the first Gulf War of 1991 was.

What If Everyone Knew What War Really Feels Like?

Shad Meshad | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Shad Meshad

I'm not saying the draft should be reinstated, but I am saying that we need to do something differently. Perhaps if everyone had an equal stake, we wouldn't just change the channel when the news wasn't good.

David Wood

Cheap and Deadly: Iran's Sea Mines May Pose Challenge To U.S. Navy

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

If the tense confrontation with Iran ignites into war, strategists say they expect Iran will strike with thousands of deadly sea mines to try to halt ...

President Obama's Political Sepulcher

Bruce Fein | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

President Barack Obama's political sepulcher will be war. His extinguishment as a political comet could have been avoided if he had respected the exclusive constitutional responsibility of Congress to commence war.

Desert Storm Turns Twenty: What Really Happened in 1991, and Why it Matters, Part II of II

Geoffrey Wawro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geoffrey Wawro

Having rebuffed American and U.N. demands that he leave Iraq, Saddam watched the U.N. deadline -- January 15, 1991 -- come and go.

Desert Storm Turns Twenty: What Really Happened in 1991, and Why it Matters, Part I of II

Geoffrey Wawro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geoffrey Wawro

It's been twenty years since we went to war in Iraq for the first time. The years have been kind to Desert Storm, which is now remembered as an unalloyed triumph. But was it?

It's The Overused Headline, Stupid

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"It's the economy, stupid" is a phrase that has lived on longer than anyone would have expected.

The Iraqi Phoenix Rises Again

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

Ironically, the same powers that destroyed the Iraqi Air Force, mainly the U.S., are now assiduously rebuilding it, equipping it, and training its airmen.

Michael David Meeks, Ex-Marine, Made Hutaree 'Hit List' Of Judges And Elected Officials, Prosecutors Say

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A former U.S. Marine rifle expert and veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War supplied the extremist Christian "Hutaree" militia with a "hit list" of fed...

Reality Check: Mujahedin-e Khalq, Kurds and Shiites in Iraq

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Had there been any evidence of the MEK's collusion with the former Iraqi government on any issue, let alone suppressing the Kurds or the Shiites, it would have surfaced in the seven years since the invasion of Iraq.