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Tom Cotton: America Can Shoot Russian Planes, Because Al Qaeda

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― The United States has the authority to shoot down Russian fighter jets because Congress voted 15 years ago to authorize a war against al...

The 2016 Election Isn’t Over, But 2020 Contenders Are Already Making Moves

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― The 2016 election is four months away, but some prominent Republicans are already laying the groundwork for the 2020 presidential race. ...

Republicans Are Still Struggling To Defend Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics


Republican Senator Has To Be Asked Three Times To Explain Why He Supports Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) had a hard time coming up with a reason why he supports presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Tr...

Why Do People Post BS On Facebook?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Lev Raphael

Recently I was telling friends about having taken a Facebook vacation for a month, partly because of the sniping between Sanders and Clinton camps, an...

Tom Cotton Thinks America Isn't Locking Enough People Up

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is criticizing efforts to reform America's criminal justice system, arguing on Thursday that the country actually has an "und...

Apple CEO Clashes With GOP Senator Over Encryption At Secretive Retreat

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

It was supposed to be a chummy weekend with GOP lawmakers and billionaires. Instead, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) got into it with Apple CEO Tim Cook over...

The GOP Argument Against Criminal Justice Reform Just Got Dismantled

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

Bernard Kerik, a former New York City police commissioner who later served federal prison time, has completely dismantled conservative Republican argu...

The World Is So Scary Because The Soviet Union Fell, Intelligence Boss Says

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maybe count Director of National Intelligence James Clapper among the aging spies who kinda miss the Cold War. That's after Clapper, the...

Tom Cotton's New Bill Would Label Goods Made In Gaza As 'Made In Israel'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Slamming what he characterized as a global effort to “delegitimize Israel,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced a new bill on Monday...

Why Has it Been Three Years Since a U.S. Ambassador Was Appointed to Norway?

Thor Steinhovden | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Thor Steinhovden

As a Norwegian, a friend of United States, and a former employee of the American Embassy in Oslo, I am deeply concerned about the situation. Norwegians expect more from our most important ally, and we are right to do so.

US and Iran Collect Diplomatic Jackpot

John Feffer | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
John Feffer

In 1748, as part of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, France regained Cape Breton from Great Britain. The island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, had passe...

Resist the "Trumpification" of the Internet

Ryan Hagemann | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Ryan Hagemann

Well it finally happened. Donald Trump, not content with merely mocking reporters, calling for the deportation of Muslim-Americans, and erecting walls along the American border, has a new target in his crosshairs: the Internet.

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 heroin ad...

NSA's Mike Rogers, Congress's Punching Bag

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NSA head Mike Rogers is no stranger to dealing with other people's messes. After all, the Navy admiral was tapped in early 2014 to lead ...

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

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has tried so very hard to destroy the Iran deal. First, he ditched the softer rhetoric of the deal's other crit...

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 Bus...

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

WASHINGTON -- Being a know-it-all in Washington might win you headlines, but it won’t get you friends, as freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is learn...

Obama Slams Huckabee Over Iran Comments

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama fired back at former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Monday after the 2016 Republican presidential candidate ...

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

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) slammed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, comparing him to Pontius Pilate, the judge who is said to have ordere...

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

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.06.2016 | 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 05.15.2016 | 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.