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Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Activist In All of Us

Alona Elkayam | Posted 01.16.2017 | Women
Alona Elkayam

Dr. Martin Luther King has shaped me in more ways as a complete human than Blondie, Frank Stella, and Barbara Walters shaped me separately as a woman,...

Letter To A Trump Supporter #5: Affirmative Action

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the fifth in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our con...

Lessons from 9/11

Byron Williams | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Byron Williams

This year commemorates the crystal anniversary of the coordinated terrorist attacks known colloquially as 9/11. Sept. 11, 2001 made an unwarranted in...

U.N. Security Council Meets To Discuss U.S. WMD's Falling Into The Wrong Hands This November

James Schlarmann | Posted 08.05.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

An emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council was convened late Tuesday night. The subject at hand was the possibility of America's weapons of mass destruction "falling into the wrong hands."

The Trillion Dollar Question Nobody Is Asking the Presidential Candidates

The Conversation US | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
The Conversation US

As it seeks to modernize its nuclear arsenal, the United States faces a big choice, one which Barack Obama should ponder before his upcoming Hiroshima speech. Should we spend a trillion dollars to replace each of our thousands of nuclear warheads with a more sophisticated substitute attached to a more lethal delivery system?

European Enlightenment and Humanism in Danger: Refugee Crisis

Sayed Hassan Akhlaq | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Sayed Hassan Akhlaq

As the number of refugees worldwide continues to increase, Western nations struggle to show off their true humanism and the Enlightenment in the face ...

Why We Love Trump

Jalaja Bonheim | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
Jalaja Bonheim

If you're one of my readers, you're probably protesting: "Not me! I don't love Trump." Like many people I know, you may find the Trump phenomenon tota...

After Trying 'Strategic Patience,' U.S. Needs New Approach to North Korea

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Most analysts agree that the sanctions represent the toughest and most comprehensive effort to date to punish the North Koreans for repeated nuclear tests that have violated previous resolutions issued by the council, which is expected to vote on the new sanctions in the coming days.

Jon Stewart Grills Judith Miller: 'Do You Think You Were Manipulated?'

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.01.2015 | Media

You’d think Judith Miller -- the disgraced New York Times reporter who helped rally the country into a $2 trillion, 10-year war -- would do us a fav...

Judith Miller Clings to Her Own Stubborn Myths

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Judith Miller recently popped out of the Fox News bubble for a quick jaunt to the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the home base for John Bolton, Max Boot, and other neo-con hawks, to give her forthcoming book a little free advertising. In the process she attempts to whitewash her role as an influential pro-war voice in the lead-up to the Iraq War.

Get Out! - The Only Sane Response to the Islamic State

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

The Islamic State (ISIS) proves the law of unintended consequences. Congratulations America! We killed Christianity in the Middle East and unleashed a terror organization with far greater reach and power than Al Qaeda ever possessed.

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

WATCH LIVE: WMDs: The Nightmare Scenario

Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 2:45 - 3:45pm MDT (4:45 - 5:45pm EST). One of the few things all of Washington agrees on is that the number one security threat is th...

Military Historian Hammers Dick Cheney On Iraq: 'That Is Genuine Chutzpah'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's recent claims that President Obama is responsible for misleading people about the Iraq war has drawn disapproval f...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Critics Invent Absurd New Explanation For Iraq War

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The argument for going to war in Iraq was clearly made. Over and over again, Saddam Hussein was said to be a turn-of-the-millennium Hitl...

Niche Market

Brian Kahn | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Brian Kahn

She was slim, young and attractive, sitting in the window seat as our plane lifted off for Minneapolis. We'd talked before takeoff -- selfishly hopin...

I'd've Loved to Hear Her Speak, Yet Well I Know That Eric Has a Far More Pleasing Sound

Justine Valinotti | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Justine Valinotti

I am going to write something that may shock and offend some of you. Perhaps you will never want to read or hear anything I have to say, ever again, ...

Climate Change as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

This system of destruction on a planetary scale, facilitated by most of the ruling and corporate elites on the planet, is becoming (to bring into play another category not usually used in connection with climate change) the ultimate "crime against humanity" and, in fact, against most living things. It is becoming a "terracide."

The GOP Agenda Is a Talking Point Designed to Mislead the American People

Jason Sattler | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

After leaving this country with a Great Recession and two wars, the best the GOP can do after spending millions of taxpayer dollars investigating the White House is an allegation of misleading talking points.

'Security' Is Not 17,000 Nuclear Weapons

Derek Johnson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

There's no debating we would all be better off if there were less and better-guarded highly enriched uranium and plutonium. But the summit missed an essential point: "Nuclear security" is an absurd proposition in a world bristling with more than 17,000 nuclear weapons.

A Breakthrough in Iran That Could Change Everything

Derek Johnson | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Derek Johnson

What is happening in the world right now is remarkable. We are seeing what can be achieved through multilateral leadership, hard-fought diplomacy and international pressure.

U.S. Expects Syrian Stockpile Destroyed Ahead of Schedule (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nicholas Kralev

The United States expects Syria's chemical weapons to be destroyed "even faster than the very ambitious goal" of June 30 set in the U.S.-Russian agreement reached in Geneva in September, according to top U.S. negotiator Thomas Countryman.

What Syria Could Mean Globally, If We're Bold Enough to Reach for It

Derek Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

Syria's chemical weapons are being dismantled because 1,400 civilians were poisoned and the world was rightly outraged. We must not wait for another weapon of mass destruction to be unleashed upon the world before we act with the same urgency.

A New Civil War?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The New York Times stated in a 2010 poll that the 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white...

Dehumanizing the Inhuman: Ghouta, Halabja and Crimes Against 'Humanity'

Greig Lamont | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Greig Lamont

The inhumanity of the Ghouta attacks has been subsumed within a series of larger, geopolitical questions: What is the world, what is the UK, what is the U.S. to do?