Having broken through as a filmmaker with the intriguing and moving The Freebie, actress Katie Aselton suffers the sophomore slump with her second film as a director, Black Rock.
The legislation would not only signal U.S. regime change policy to the Iranian government -- it would also signal to the Iranian people as a whole that the U.S. is determined to pursue regime change by making ordinary Iranians suffer.
Tattoos and a checkered past do not automatically make you a bad example for your children, just as a blemish free life and ink free skin does not automatically make you a good one.
America's motives for intervening in Syria, as they were in World War II, might be a mix of humanitarian ideals and selfish agendas, but that does not mean that we should shy away from our responsibility to others or to ourselves.
My own symptoms of post traumatic stress had faded within six months or so of coming home, and I was relieved. Then came my delayed reaction to a 10-year passage of time from the day I drove over the berm into Iraq as a soldier, sparked by that photo, and it all washed away.
You have to assume that by continuing to pursue the Benghazi "scandal" story, the GOP is trying to imply that Obama is "soft on terrorism," when in fact he has done more to destroy the al Qaeda terrorist network than the neo-cons who surrounded Bush could have dreamed.
When strong majorities hold opinions opposing military intervention in Syria there is something other than isolationism going on.
Why on earth shouldn't we write about love? Honestly, what is more important than than how we honor and treat each other?
If it is proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons on its people, the world -- and that includes the United States -- cannot and must not sit on its hands.
The aircraft carrier stunt was a Karl Rove P.R. production designed to provide images for Bush's 2004 re-election campaign.
Private First Class Kimberly Rivera -- a conscientious objector and pregnant mother of four -- has just been sentenced to military prison for refusing...
The United States must have a proper defense. That does not require military spending equal to the rest of the world combined, nor does it mean jumping into conflicts because the Beltway foreign policy cabal claims that "doing something is better than doing nothing."
Solar Grew 5x Faster Than Rest of US Economy in 2012, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, adding 14,000 new jobs in California, Arizona, New Jersey ...
I met Bush rather briefly when he was governor of Texas and found him to be intelligent and funny -- though he certainly turned out somewhat differently than I anticipated.
With the question of how to respond to the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons looming over him, I wonder if President Obama, at the opening of the new Bush Library, stepped into its "Decision Points Theater." The interactive exhibit allows viewers to be the decider-in-chief on a number of key situations from the Bush years, including the invasion of Iraq, after hearing advice from actors playing political and military leaders. Of course, to make Obama's experience mirror Bush's, he'd be offered cherry-picked "facts" backing up a pre-determined decision. Knowing what to do about Syria would be a "slam dunk." A more useful exhibit would be one explaining why so many from the Bush administration who got Iraq so wrong are still being listened to. The disastrous and tragic consequences of the terrible decision-making on Iraq are still very much with us (here is one powerful and moving example), and the unintended consequences of strengthening Iran will be with us for a very long time.
At first glance, a George W. Bush Presidential Library might seem like an oxymoron -- think, the Sarah H. Palin Institute for International Studies.