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Freedom of Navigation in a Chinese Gulag

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Now Beijing wants to do for freedom of navigation in the South China Sea what it has long done for freedom of speech on mainland China: Suppress, deny, and obliterate it.

Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?

An Open Letter to Governor Hogan: The New Metro Lines Are Too Expensive

Randal O'Toole | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Randal O'Toole

Dear Governor Hogan, You have said you would approve the $2.5-billion Purple Line light-rail in suburban DC (along with Baltimore's $3.0-billion Red Line) if the cost could be substantially reduced. Here is a way to accomplish this goal.

Obama and Putin: Dealing on Syria

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

If the goal is to end the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war; or to find ways of getting practical results in a geopolitical crisis without killing anyone; or to create barriers to American military excursions, it's a very good thing.

Did Al Assad Lie to Charlie Rose?

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

"Assad was a master of evasion, dodging, weaving, demanding absolute certainty; he treated the interview as a game of chess, making the necessary moves to avoid having to admit the evidence he knows (I believe) is there."

The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

A debate over the Syrian AUMF should encourage members of Congress -- if they've got the guts -- to survey this entire record of U.S. military activities in the Greater Middle East going back to 1980. To do so means almost unavoidably confronting this simple question: How are we doing?

A Thoughtful Response Is Needed in Syria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Why jump to any conclusions before/until the investigation is completed by the UN High Commissioner for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane? After more than two years of an absence of direct military response on the part of the West, what is the sudden hurry?

What Happens After We Bomb Syria?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are no easy answers, and there may in fact be no good answers either. There may in fact be only bad options, struggling to define which is the worst outcome.

Does the 'Red Line' Apply to Syrian Rebels, Too?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Chris Ernesto

In recent months, fractured Syrian opposition offered little resistance to Assad's forces. Strategically, there would be no upside to Assad using nerve gas at a time when conventional weapons were sufficient in putting down the opposition.

A Red Line South Branch Shutdown Survival Guide

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

The day is almost here. The five-month-long shutdown of the Red Line's southern branch starts Sunday, at which point service between the 95th Stree...

Tuesday Night's Commute Was Definitely More Exciting Than Most

Ben Schumin | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC
Ben Schumin

You may have heard about the Red Line train that caught fire Tuesday evening at Silver Spring. That was my train. Apparently the Metro gods thought we all needed a little excitement in our commutes that evening. And that's exactly what we got.

The Costs of War -- Toning Down the Rhetoric on Syria

Gabriel Lajeunesse | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Gabriel Lajeunesse

We can make a statement by pressing for Assad's indictment at the International Criminal Court, ensuring he becomes effectively marooned in Syria. To do anything further at this juncture is to push over a tenuous house of cards.

Will the U.S. Violate Its Own Laws by Arming Rebels in Syria?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Chris Ernesto

As the Obama administration contemplates its next moves in Syria, a decision that is now more pressing with Israel twice bombing Syria in the past week, U.S. credibility hangs in the balance.

Syria: The Red Line is Right -- Where's the World's Outrage?

Lori E. Murray | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Lori E. Murray

President Obama is right to have declared a red line on the Assad regime's use or movement of chemical weapons in Syria. The ban on the use and posses...

Do Red Lines on WMDs Matter?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Lionel Beehner

There has been mounting criticism of the Obama administration for setting a line in the sand on Syria -- the movement or use of chemical weapons -- and then apparently failing to act out on its promise. The criticism has come in two varieties.

Red Line Time

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Playing 'Decider' on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big problem -- not just for Obama, but for America -- is that there simply aren't a whole lot of good options in Syria. So I thought it'd be worthwhile to go through them, in the spirit of Bush's "decider room."

Obama Toes the Red Line in Syria

Bill Schneider | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Syria is a test for President Obama and the New America coalition he brought to power. Can the U.S. fulfill its obligation to be "the world's indispensable nation" while at the same time avoiding the kind of military quagmire that enrages Democrats?

Misery Loves Company: What the Forbes Survey of Chicago Ignores

Nico Lang | Posted 05.06.2013 | Chicago
Nico Lang

It might be an annoyance, and our students complain when school isn't cancelled. However, our refusal to cancel is an important aspect of our civic character. We refuse to back down, even if that means putting on another pair on Long Johns. This is what we signed up for.

Netanyahu's Red Line

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Metro Riders Will Endure BIG Pain

Posted 09.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- You have been warned. The Red Line will be shut down this coming weekend through downtown because of fiber optic cable installation, upg...

LOOK: Outdated Metro Map Survives In Red Line Train Car

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 05.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Do you remember when Yellow Line trains didn't go north of Mount Vernon Square, a time where "Penn Quarter" and "Ronald Reagan" were not...

Matt Sledge

Chicago Infrastructure Trust Passes But Unanswered Question Remains: Who Benefits? | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

Before a proposal to create a Chicago Infrastructure Trust passed Tuesday, debate hinged on one question that critics say is still unanswered: whether...

WATCH: Metro Removes Dupont Circle Escalators

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although the south entrance to the Red Line's Dupont Circle station remains closed, Metro officials are keeping would-be passengers upda...

Major Red Line Track Work To Last Into 2015

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Patience, patience, patience. Red Line users will have to endure at least three more years of major rehabilitation work on Metrorail's b...