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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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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...

The Virtual Loser

Hiam Nawas | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Hiam Nawas

I have come to realize that my discomfort stems from a profound question: Are my accomplishments in the real world not good enough unless they are advertised to and "liked" by the virtual world?

Congress of War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

It is very bewildering, albeit horrifyingly fascinating, to watch American politicians jockey and posture for war with Iran.

Time to Fix US-Iran Policy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe now is the time -- actually, it has been the time for decades now -- to consider new forms of leadership, not only in the Middle East, but around the world. We need to get away from the leaders who demonize the other, who use fear, threat, and actual engagement in war as tools for their own maintenance of power.

Hillary Clinton's First Hundred Days

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Regular inspections will be held by the UN and teams from all nine signatories. Leaders of these nations will be coming to the White House for a mammoth State Dinner. The Dow Jones Hits 20,000.

How "Legal to Discriminate" Became "Freedom and Liberty"

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

What reverberates in our skulls is the obvious disconnect between reality and this tired conservative storyline. A bully calling his victim a bully is hard to digest.

Gabriel Arana

Gays Hate America And Other Right-Wing Talking Points On Indiana | Gabriel Arana | Posted 04.03.2015 | Media

Right-wing talking heads have had a busy week defending Indiana's anti-LGBT "religious liberty" law, which critics say would allow business-owners to ...

Igor Bobic

Tom Cotton To Gays Of America: At Least You're Not Living In Iran | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Be grateful, gays of America. Instead of being potentially denied services at your local restaurant, you could be living in Iran, where ...

Iran: Deal or No Deal?

John Feffer | Posted 04.02.2015 | World
John Feffer

The full-page ad in this week's Washington Post portraying President Obama as history's favorite whipping boy, Neville Chamberlain, was wrong in nearly every one of its many strident particulars.

Ronald Reagan Would Not Have Allowed 47 Senators or Netanyahu to Influence Nuclear Negotiations with Gorbachev

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Could Reagan have "won" the Cold War with naysayers like today's GOP constantly questioning his every move? Also, let's not forget that Reagan sold weapons to Iran; the same regime deemed an "existential" threat to the world.

Stakes Are High for Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Ryan Costello | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Ryan Costello

This week, the U.S. has a chance to lead an international coalition into an agreement that would guard against any attempt by Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. However, the decades since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 are littered with missed opportunities to resolve differences.

The De-evolution of Arkansas

Beth Arnold | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Beth Arnold

In the Arkansas of my growing up, not only was smart good, but the prevailing philosophy was always to do the right thing, to show other people dignity, and to honor the common man. I'm sad to say that those days are gone. In today's Arkansas, we can't recognize a lie when it's spoon-fed to us, and we don't want to help anyone who isn't as white-bread as we are.

U.S.: Time For Iran To Make Decisions In Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

* Sides inching closer but issues remain * End-March deadline for preliminary deal * Full deal would follow by end of Ju...

Zach Carter

Senate Democrat Trolls Tom Cotton So Hard | Zach Carter | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) delivered a pitch-perfect trolling lesson to the Senate on Wednesday, filing an amendment calling to defu...