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Trump Is So Toxic That Even Members Of His Own Party Would Rather Vote Hillary

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

A top official in the George W. Bush administration has become the most prominent Republican to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Richard Armitag...

Who Is Shushing State on Azerbaijan's Detention of Khadija Ismayilova?

Till Bruckner | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Why are America's diplomats not speaking out loudly and clearly on Khadija Ismayilova's behalf? Why has the State Department not joined Europe's diplomats in publicly demanding her immediate release from jail?

Actor Richard Armitage Joins Twitter but Won't Tweet Until His Birthday

Tim Morehouse | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tim Morehouse

Twitter has a new celebrity member. Please welcome The Hobbit actor Richard Armitage to the Twitter-verse! Most recently, Richard has been starring i...

Obama's New Scandals

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Dan Persons | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The appeal of the Grand Adventure is clear and incontestable: the epic scale; the sense of mystery and adventure; the thrill of discovering what challenge, adversary, or ally awaits around the next bend. Thing is, the whole point of the exercise is to reach an ultimate goal.

Mike Ryan

What's The First Word On 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'? | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is quite possibly the least talked about sure-to-be-blockbuster movie of all time. I do wonder what life...

'Walking Dead' And 'Hobbit' Star In Cinemax Action Drama

Posted 09.05.2013 | TV

Good news for "Strike Back" fans: Cinemax will soon air a prequel season that stars a "Hobbit" actor and Andrew Lincoln from "The Walking Dead." T...

ReThink Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey -- More Frames, More of the Same

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After seeing An Unexpected Journey in the 48-frames-per-second format Jackson is convinced is the future of cinema, my enthusiasm for more Hobbit adventures is at an all-time low.

Blaming America for Political Gain During the Middle East Violence

Joel Rubin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Let us remember that, just like the Libyans who today denounce the killing of Ambassador Stevens, there are those in the new Arab world who we can work with to build a better future.

PHOTO: 'The Hobbit' Reveals Its New Stars

Posted 09.21.2011 | Celebrity

While it was Elijah Wood, as Frodo Baggins, and his little furry-footed friends that led the adventure in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, the great q...

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.

Nobody Out-Novaked Novak

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Laermer

Robert Novak was disliked by many -- liberals, mostly -- but he was a soldier, veteran, and a remarkable, unceasing journalist.

Obama's Deepening AfPak Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Bradley

With the appropriate huzzahs for Obama's first 100 days still ringing in the air, his new AfPak strategy, for the linked crisis of Afghanistan and Pakistan, is already in deep trouble.

Ryan Grim

Richard Armitage On Torture: I Should Have Resigned From Bush Administration (Video) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Richard Armitage, the second in command at the State Department under President Bush, told Al Jazeera English in an interview to be aired Thursday tha...

Colin Powell for Middle East Envoy -- Dennis Ross for US Ambassador to Israel?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Colin Powell could be the person asked to do the broad negotiating and arm twisting to achieve the Obama administration's foreign policy objectives with Iran and in Arab-Israel peace negotiations.

My Vote Today: Barack Obama and Joe Biden

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I want a fresh run at getting America back on track to restoring health and solvency to its national security and economic portfolios. To my regret, McCain and Palin are not up to these challenges.

Waving Goodbye to Bill Kristol, Colin Powell "Might" Endorse Obama

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I have no idea what General Powell might do with regard to his Meet the Press appearance on Sunday -- but I know that he's pondering something big.

The Questions for Perot about McCain and Gambling

Gerald Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Posner

In 1995, Ross Perot told me that McCain had a gambling problem and he had uncovered details that McCain was bailed out in the late 1980s from a big gambling debt by his wife, Cindy.

When it Comes to Colin Powell, What is Bill Kristol Up To?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Bill Kristol and friends don't want interest-calculating negotiators and balanced, sensible, pragmatic realists like Colin Powell around McCain.