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Summoning the Ancestors

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Death stalks each generation in its own way, as activist David Mixner reminded us last week. He movingly recounted assisting the suicides of friends who were suffering through the final stages of AIDS in the 1980s. Testaments like his must be given if the new generation is to have any idea of the price that was paid by those who came before.

WATCH: Who Wants To Be A Russian Billionaire?

HuffPost Live | Erin McDonough | Posted 10.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, 35 percent of Russia’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of 110 people—out of a population of 143 millio...

'MAJOR SHIFT': What Obama's UN Speech Means For Iran Relationship

HuffPost Live | Erin McDonough | Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As President Obama delivered an address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, he vowed to pursue stronger relations with Iran in an effort to allevia...

WATCH: President Obama 'Cautious' And 'Predictable' On Syria Red Line

Huffington Post | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

Steve Clemons, Washington Editor for The Atlantic, joined HuffPost Live's WorldBrief with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin Friday to discuss the situation in Syria ...

CHANGE MY MIND: What Do You Think of Obama's Drone War?

Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

A Justice Department memo obtained this week by NBC News revealed that U.S. citizens who engage in terrorist activities anywhere are fair game for dro...

Crisis! Pro-Obama Jews Must Demand Diplomacy Advocate Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Since many of our Christian brothers and sisters are offline for the Christmas holiday, I thought this would be a good time for the pro-Obama Jews to ...

Libyan Victory Validates Obama Doctrine

Joe Cirincione | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The collapse of the Gaddafi regime firmly establishes the benefits of Obama's national security strategy over the failed war policies that preceded him -- and are still promoted by his critics.

What is America's Story for the 21st Century?

John Milewski | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

When we ask ourselves why we are committing military might in Libya (or Afghanistan, or Iraq), we're really asking bigger questions. What is our purpose in the world? What is the story that defines our friends and our foes?

Why Intervention in Libya Is Wrong in the Long Run

Alex Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Becker

Any nation participating in military intervention in Libya stands to gain perhaps a little from perfect success and lose much from anything less.

Af-Pak Security Cannot Be Achieved Without a Cost-Benefit Analysis

Alex Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

You may not agree that all cost aspects of the war in Afghanistan outweigh the gains, but it is undeniable that without a honest cost-benefit analysis, both security and progress are impossible.

Why Peaceniks Should Care About the Afghanistan Study Group Report

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

They may not be useful for making posters for a demonstration. But for lobbying Congressional staff or making other presentations to people not already on our side, the arguments of the Afghanistan Study Group are likely to be useful.

Which Party Is the Peace Party?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

For years, I prosecuted war profiteers in Iraq. I saw exactly what Gen. Butler meant when he said, "war is a racket." I'm not going to change my mind about these wars any time soon. But we have to change other people's minds.

My Fault: Apologies to David Frum!

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

It truly is a shame that the AEI didn't realize that it could reinvent its own place and relevance in Washington with the kind of creative bridge-building and policy innovation that Frum was pushing.

President Obama, A CEO Would Change Up the Team

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The Obama team is failing on most major policy challenges. The president needs to strategically redeploy his closest group of advisers, change up the game, move some others in, and alter their assignments.

Milbank Shows Rahm Lots of Love

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Let's set aside for another post the fact that Milbank's column seems to channel Rahm directly. I wondered if there was a foundation in their relationship for this kind of adoration. Well, maybe.

Taking Yes for an Answer

Amjad Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amjad Atallah

Noah Efron: "To be a secular Israeli in 2009 is a demoralizing and demoralized affair... We are tired of the bombs... Of UN and EU condemnations... Of our lives and tired of ourselves."

Cuba at a Crossroads

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Bruno Sanz

TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ...

America's Cuba Policy is the "Edsel" of the US Foreign Policy Portfolio

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Obama's point guy on the upcoming Summit of the Americas offered me the neocon-friendly, ideologically vapid answer to my question on Cuba. Does Obama read the brief on Cuba?