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Award Rebuffs Critics Of DADT-Ending Survey | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- When the Department of Defense released its Don't Ask Don't Tell survey of service members and their spouses in December of last year, Sen....

Why Dick Lugar Wants Drawdown; Why Defense Industries Don't

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Now, given Osama bin Laden's death, we must seize this moment to heal from the past harm done to our homeland and ensure that no further harm is done to our troops, by bringing them home.

California Marijuana Proposition Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The federal government is going to have limited legal options, at best, if it tries to overthrow the "will of the people" (assuming, of course, that Proposition 19 actually passes), as evidenced best by the fact that the medical marijuana laws still stand.

The Enduring Truth-Telling of Noam Chomsky

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Chomsky is trying to rescue crimes from the memory-hole, so we can remember them. In his new book, for example, he explains that Ronald Reagan -- the great hero of the American right -- was a champion of jihadism.

Washington 'Should Cut Pakistani Aid,' Says New RAND Report

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AfPak news round-up: RAND: Washington should cut aid to Pakistan. A new report by the RAND Corporation, which claims the Pakistan government to use m...

Report: Iraq War Undercut U.S. Credibility, Hobbled Democratic Reform

Matthew Duss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Duss

A recent RAND study of the regional effects of the war states, "Iraq's instability has become a convenient scarecrow [for] neighboring regimes [who assert] that democratization inevitably leads to insecurity."

How Obama Got Framed in Afghanistan

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

The war story leaves us in the position of trying to defend the sacrifice of our soldiers and treasure to defend the hopelessly corrupt Karzai government.

Letting a Private Think Tank Facilitate DADT's Repeal

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

It's bad enough that the federal government has decided that the DADT repeal must be preceded by a year-long study. Now we're learning that that study is being outsourced to think tank contractors.

"Leave Them Back!"

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Social promotion was never a big problem. Politicians, including both Thompson and Mayor Moneybags, created an unnecessary furor and stigmatized a tiny fraction of the student population.

The "Goldilocks Principle" and Afghan War Options

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

General McChrystal's recommendation for more troops and material has a distinctly Westmorelandian flavor to it. If approved, it could create an additional $40 to$80 billion per annum in war costs.

Obama's Legacy: The Death of the GOP

Alex Abella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Abella

After Senator Arlen Specter's stunning switch in party affiliation, the Republicans in Congress will be reduced to a sputtering stump group of grumpy old white men who just don't get it.

Alan Hoffman Returns To Washington As VP-Elect Joe Biden's Deputy Chief Of Staff

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Medlicott

As U.S. Senator Joe Biden's (D-DE) Chief of Staff from 1998 through 2003, Alan L. Hoffman directed Biden's agenda, communications and political operations, and managed everything from legislative affairs to personnel.

Sex: Why We HATE Talking About It To Our Kids

Dr. Meg Meeker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Meg Meeker

by Meg Meeker, MD It cost the Rand Corporation millions of dollars to discover this: Teens who watch too much sex on TV have too much sex and get pre...

This Election, Plates of Human History Will Shift

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

As November 4th approaches, voters are determining if they want to be an integral part of history, or on the wrong side of it. Forces are at work beyond description, like some divine hand pushing us forward.

Pakistan Trained Taliban Insurgents, Betrayed American Troop Movements: US Think Tank

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan — Pakistani intelligence agents and paramilitary forces have helped train Taliban insurgents and have given them information ...