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The Daily Szep- Revisionist History

Paul Szep | Posted 07.04.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Send in the Clowns

Jonathan Richards | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Ducking the Blame for Iraq? No Surprise.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The architects of disaster in Iraq know what they've done -- and now they're trying to squirm out of it.

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Staff Upheaval Actually Quite Normal, Say Former Bush, Clinton Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For President Barack Obama, 2014 has been a year of goodbyes at the White House. Two weeks ago, he accepted the resignation of his Ve...

As Stories of Bergdahl's Torture Surface, The Case of Rumsfeld As War Criminal Grows

H. A. Goodman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Whereas the Taliban might have justified such behavior because Bergdahl tried to escape or was an enemy combatant, Donald Rumsfeld justified his approval of interrogation techniques in his own manner.

Unknown Unknowns: Shinseki, the Myth

Barry Lando | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Barry Lando

It's also an instructive look of the frustrations of journalism: endlessly peeling away the layers of an onion; never 100 percent certain you've arrived at the truth. In the case of General Eric Shinseki, I'm still peeling.

Known Knowns

Barry Lando | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Barry Lando

Despite the bloviating of supposedly outraged congressmen, editorialists and the White House, the Inspector General and the press have been reporting about the terrible shortcomings at the V.A. for years.

Obama's New Scandals

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.

Errol Morris: 'People Expect Me to Throttle Donald Rumsfeld'

The European Magazine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
The European Magazine

In his new movie The Unknown Known, American film director Errol Morris investigates the causes of the Iraq War and puts Donald Rumsfeld under interrogation. Here's why he chooses understanding over judging and why his movies are political rather than politically motivated.

Pat Tillman, Through the Eyes of Those Who Served With Him

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of Pat Tillman's death. Twelve days ago I wrote about Tillman as one of the victims of Donald Rumsfeld's propagan...

Donald Rumsfeld Confused About The Whole Tax Thing

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Donald Rumsfeld, the man formerly in charge of America's post-9/11 defense program, isn't sure if he filed his taxes correctly this year. The form...

If 'Money Shouts,' How Can Democracy Lower the Decibel Level So Both Sides Are Heard?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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David (47 percent) Corn debates Ron (not NJ's) Christie about the constitutional and political aspects of McCutcheon. Since the Roberts Court believes that money is more important than voting, how can pro-democracy advocates pursue the slogan, 'Money Out/ Voters In?'

Rumsfeld: The Recalled and the Unrecalled

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I have followed Rumsfeld's career from the '80, when I started CNN, until at least 2005, when as a guest on Fox News, I suggested that he be fired for the same reasons that Dan Rather had been fired -- he was the guy in charge when bad things were going on in his department.

Why Is This Blog Different From All Other Blogs?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Marty Kaplan

But then I wake up and smell the ma nishtana. If it's plutocracy, this must be Tuesday. Nice nations finish last. The golden rule isn't "do unto others," it's "don't get caught." Hope isn't "the thing with feathers," as Emily Dickinson called it. It's the thing with denial.

REPORT: Donald Rumsfeld Courted By 'Several' Potential GOP Presidential Candidates

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

Former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, known for his controversial decisions during the Iraq war, has been courted by several potential candidat...

George W. Bush's Crew Has Made A Deplorable Return

Salon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

It’s been more than five years since Dick Cheney left the White House and nearly eight years since Donald Rumsfeld was booted from the Pentagon. Wit...

Challenging Condi Rice's Revision of History

Coleen Rowley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Some of us predicted when Condi Rice left office that she would become intent on revising history. Faustian bargains don't end that quickly!

Errol Morris Presents Grinning, Nightmarish Rumsfeld in The Unknown Known

Brad Schreiber | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Brad Schreiber

The poster for Errol Morris's documentary The Unknown Known shows two-time Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with an unsettling grin and the headline, "Why is this man smiling?"

Stuff Happens: Errol Morris' Unknown Known

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Donald Rumsfeld, for no apparent reason, agreed to allow Fog of War documentarian Errol Morris to interview him. Was it to assure his legacy? We may n...

Trained Ape Comment

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Donald Rumsfeld to ADHD

Karin Badt | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Everyone should have a chance to do this," gushed my sister Katy Frissora, speaking about our week together at the recent Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece. "See documentaries from all over the world and talk to the directors afterwards. It makes you think. Plus, the Greeks are so wonderful!"

Rumsfeld: 'A Trained Ape' Would Do Better Than Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld slammed President Barack Obama on Monday, saying "a trained ape" would have better foreign policy skills. ...

Al Jazeera In Vermont

Jillian York | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media
Jillian York

When Burlington, Vermont's cable company, Burlington Telecom, decided to carry Al Jazeera, groups clamored both in protest and support, and bloggers around the world jumped on the story.

Where Will U.S. Torturers Be Held Accountable?

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Obama declared at the start of his presidency that, when it comes to holding U.S. officials accountable for torture, we must "look forward not back." While he has failed to close Guantánamo or usher in a new era of government transparency, Obama has managed to keep this one promise: fostering impunity for torture.

Four Months After Their Marriage, Her Husband Died in Iraq -- Now She's an Unremarried Widow

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Artis Henderson's book is easily the best memoir I read last year. It's one of those books you pick up and don't put down until you're done. And, believe me, you are done. Henderson underwrites every scene, and, because her writing is so clean and controlled, each sentence tightens her grip on your heart.