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Russia Follows Disastrous U.S. Script to Intervene In Syria

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The many pots are calling the kettle black. Promiscuous American military intervention in the Middle East long has promoted the worst forms of violence and terrorism.

Tom Cotton Explores Link Between Disability Benefits, Heroin Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Communities can fall apart when too many people collect Social Security Disability Insurance, leading to "social plagues" like her...

NSA's Mike Rogers, Congress's Punching Bag

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

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Tom Cotton Is Desperate For Dick Cheney's Validation On Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

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Dick Cheney: Iran Deal Is 'Madness'

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday called President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran "madness," and insisted that the Bu...

Huckabee, Trump, Netanyahu, and the Politics of Provocation

Jon Rainwater | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Jon Rainwater

Huckabee, by using the imagery he did and by casting the president as Hitler, crossed a line others have not crossed. For that he richly deserves the special opprobrium he is receiving.

Tom Cotton Isn't Making Many Friends

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

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Obama Slams Huckabee Over Iran Comments

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

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Tom Cotton: John Kerry 'Acted Like Pontius Pilate' During Iran Nuclear Talks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

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Why Join the Military With a Reckless (Meaning Republican) Commander-In-Chief?

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Should Americans join the military if the next commander-in-chief of the armed services is an arrogant, ignorant, irresponsible, war-happy hawk? Many of America's best and brightest join the armed services. But with the U.S. constantly at war, joining is a life or death decision, dependent on the judgment of whoever sits in the Oval Office.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Father Of Vet Killed In Combat Corners Tom Cotton | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) got an earful Friday from a father whose son was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Cotton, known for his hawkis...

Washington Should Take War Off the Table Against Iran: Americans not Anointed to Kill at Will

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

War is not just another policy option. It means death and destruction. It wrecks societies. It creates harms which cannot be undone. It is the most serious action that government can take. It should be a last resort, reserved for the most important interests and most moral causes. None of these is at stake in the case of Iran. Americans demanding that Washington attack Iran demonstrate that Lord Acton's axiom, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely," applies even to the United States. The mere fact that America is able to war against every nation on the planet does not justify it doing so. Washington should officially take the military option off of the table when dealing with Iran.

47 Republican Senators Write Letter to Queen Demanding Congress Approves Royal Baby Name

Flora Nicholas | Posted 05.11.2015 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

We Americans would have undoubtedly chosen Jolene, Mary Lou or Tammy Fay. Thus, we consider the names that you have picked to be nuclear options and reflective of the growing proliferation in your country of names that are too British-sounding, to say the least.

Jessica Schulberg

McConnell Will Move Iran Bill Forward Without Controversial Amendments From Senate Hawks | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a defeat for Republican Party hawks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) cut off debate on a Senate bill on the Iran nucle...

Hillary's Left Flank

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

What pragmatic liberals like me are calling for is not surrender on the part of progressives, but political maturity. Hillary is far better than any GOP candidate. If she is the Democratic nominee, those who don't want to see a century of reforms decimated should give her their vote.

Marco's Mask and Hillary as the Mom-Next-Door

Mark Green | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Rubio's meme is "I'm the future", but models JFK and Obama didn't want to go back to '20s and '50s. Clinton's is "I'm your neighbor's mom", but will GOP Evita-ize her? Lowry and Vanden Heuvel discuss both as well as whether the bi-partisan agreement on Congress's role on Iran Deal is win-win for both parties.

What GOP Hopefuls Think Of Tom Cotton's Iran Bombing Claim

The Intercept | Lee Fang | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

After leading an effort to derail the nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and Iran, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said earlier this month that the U.S. c...

Honoring the Senselessly Dead: The Khmer Rouge and Modern Warhawks

Caleb Brooks | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Caleb Brooks

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge. It is an event that made hardly a blip on the radar of international news back then, and its remembrance four decades on is likely to make even less of one.

From the Civil War to My Own Youth: The War Against Bigotry Rages On

Nick Desai | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

Eager to champion anyone who speaks out against gays, blacks, women, Hispanics and especially Muslims, these people will point guns at federal officers, write checks to bigoted restaurant owners and vote in extremist politicians who in turn vote for heinous hate legislation like the kind we saw in Indiana.

Tom Cotton Just Made the Strongest Argument for the Iran Nuclear Deal

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) asserted that the United States could destroy Iran's nuclear infrastructure in a several day bombing campaign. Well, if that is true, then why should he get lathered over the Iran Nuclear Agreement Framework?

Conclude the Nuclear Deal With Iran: Failure Is Not an Option

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Iran has been one of Washington's chief antagonists for nearly four decades. But a broad deal to keep Tehran from building nuclear weapons has been reached. Alas, any accord will face significant opposition. Some Americans -- including many Republican members of Congress--fear peace more than war.

Taking the Ball From the GOP

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Never before has Republican flailing been on such vivid display, nor has the right's disconnect from mainstream American opinion been more glaring. We should seize the moment and make the GOP pay a heavy price.

Cakewalk Cotton and 'Kill the Deal' Kristol's Easy War

Jon Rainwater | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Jon Rainwater

It's time for diplomacy's critics to stop blaming the negotiations' supporters for bringing up the possibility of war. Now that the heavyweights of the neoconservative world have all weighed in on "a few days" of military strikes on Iran, does anybody doubt what Plan B looks like?

Democrats Blast Schumer Threat to Kill Iran Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democratic constituency groups opposed to war with Iran are furious that New York Democrat and Senate Minority Leader "heir apparent" Chuck Schumer is threatening to scuttle the possibility of a diplomatic agreement with Iran.

Tom Cotton Suggests We Could Take Care Of Iran With 'Several Days' Of Bombing

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Eliminating Iran's nuclear facilities with U.S. missile strikes would take a matter of days, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said in a radio interview Tuesda...