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Is MoveOn Less Progressive Than the New York Times Editorial Board?

Norman Solomon | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The New York Times is hardly a progressive newspaper -- but when it comes to the surveillance state and ongoing militarism of the Obama White House, the establishment's "paper of record" puts MoveOn.org to shame.

Can 'Obama Derangement Syndrome' Help Stop the U.S. from Waging War in Syria?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

When it comes to Syria the old saying that even a broken clock is correct twice a day might apply to the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party.

Dear President Obama: A Letter Regarding Syria

Victor Lopez | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Victor Lopez

The common denominator for me and most people in this country is as follows: we are against dropping bombs on Syria without a thorough explanation. It should have never taken the entire world to scream at the top of their lungs for you to "ask permission" for you to have a sit down with Congress.

On the Brink of War

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

The United States is once again on the brink of war in the heart of the Middle East. While the necessity of some kind of military intervention -- if only symbolic in nature -- is now evident, the risks are enormous.

Does the 'Red Line' Apply to Syrian Rebels, Too?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Chris Ernesto

In recent months, fractured Syrian opposition offered little resistance to Assad's forces. Strategically, there would be no upside to Assad using nerve gas at a time when conventional weapons were sufficient in putting down the opposition.

Our Twisted Politics of Grief

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The "war on terror" was built on two tiers of grief. Momentous and meaningless. Ours and theirs. The domestic politics of grief settled in for a very long haul, while perpetual war required the leaders of both major parties to keep affirming and reinforcing the two tiers of grief.

Time to Renounce the 'War on Terror'

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The "war on terror" is now engaged in various forms of military intervention in an estimated two-dozen countries, killing and maiming uncounted civilians while creating new enemies.

What Obama Said -- and What He Meant -- About Climate Change, War and Civil Liberties

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The words in President Obama's State of the Union speech were often lofty, spinning through the air with the greatest of ease and emitting dog whistles as they flew.

Yemen: The Bidding Begins

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

We have no candidate of our own in a wide open contest for the next Yemini strongman. So we revert to our rote formula. The great game that we call the 'war on terror' goes on -- and on.

Obama's Libyan Gamble, Week Two

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Libyan war ends well, Obama's Libyan gamble will have paid off handsomely. A little more than one week in, things seem to be going fairly well.

The Hypocrisy Of War

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The U.S. just started another war. We're good at starting wars. We're not good at ending them, but we start them really well. They say this is for "humanitarian" reasons. But aren't they all?

Obama's Libyan Gamble

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than selling a war as an existential threat to America, American democracy, freedom, the flag, Mom, and apple pie (as pretty much every president has done for decades), Barack Obama's approach is something new: war as a nuisance.

After Bombing Libya, What Now?

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The question President Obama should be asking himself right about now is: given our $1.4 trillion deficit, can we really afford another little war whose rational is unclear and outcome uncertain?

Iran Begins Cruise Missile Production

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran announced Sunday that it has started a new production line of highly accurate, short range cruise missiles, which would add ...