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Tom Ricks Clashes With Fox News Again

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Tom Ricks clashed once again with Fox News (see updates below). When the network hosted him on Monday ...

WATCH: Fox News Interview Ends Abruptly After Guest Attacks Network

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.27.2012 | Media

A Fox News interview ended rather abruptly on Monday after a guest took not one but two jabs at the network hosting him (see update below). Co-anch...

Obama "Can No More Disown (McChrystal) Than I Can My White Grandmother"

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Obama made Hillary Clinton his secretary of state, putting all that she said during the campaign behind him. Obama can do the same thing with McChrystal. If he does, he should emerge with a tighter grip on the general.

'Black Hearts' (Anatomy of a War Crime)

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Black Hearts should be taught at West Point, Annapolis, and wherever else the styles and consequences of combat leadership are studied.

Book Review Roundup

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you missed any of the weekend's book reviews from around the country, we've gathered a few here for you. "The Postmistress", by Sarah Blake The W...

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin: Working Class Hero? (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I appreciate that Ross Douthat is looking for a working-class hero for the future GOP of his book, Grand New Party. The sooner he can bring himself f...

Fiasco Author: Obama's Iraq Optimism "Sounds a Lot Like Bush"

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Quigg

There's the saying about how people who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. But what about people who actively lie to themselves about the past, about something like the surge?

While Obama Escalates War in Afghanistan, Iraq Could Blow Up in His Face

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

There is great reason to suspect that the timeline for withdrawal -- all troops out by 2011 -- announced in February by the Obama administration will prove to be a fallacy.

"Mission Accomplished" Bush Gets the Last Laugh in Iraq and Afghanistan

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

For years, George W. Bush has been roundly criticized, even lampooned, for declaring "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq. But maybe declaring "Mission Accomplished" was not that crazy after all.

Obama's Iraq: All Troops Out By 2011? Not So Fast

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

The contradiction between President Obama's speech at Camp Lejeune and his rhetoric before he was elected should serve as a warning to those who take his words at face value.

Thomas Ricks: War In Iraq Is Not Over (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thomas Ricks, author of the the book "Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq," which deals with the planning and execution of the Iraq War, a...

Fiasco Author Thomas Ricks Plans To Leave Washington Post

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Just two days ago, Washington Post staffers were clinking champagne glasses and celebrating a six-Pulitzer sweep. But now a two-time Pulitzer Prize wi...

"Fiasco" Author: Don't Celebrate Iraq Turnaround Just Yet

Editor and Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thomas Ricks of The Washington Post has been one of the level-headed, and accurate, reporters on the Iraq war since its inception. His book "Fiasco" w...