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Cheney: Wrong on Iraq, Right on Torture?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howar...

After Torture Report, Rights of Victims and Accountability for Perpetrators Must Not Be Denied

David Tolbert | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
David Tolbert

How can it be that the US, which so prides itself on its traditions of respect for the rule of law and human rights, simply turn a blind eye on this deep stain on its record without the resonance of hypocrisy? How can it revive its moral credibility?

The New GOP Congress Americans Do Not 'Wish They Had'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Midterm elections are not intended to neuter a president. They are midcourse corrections intended to make government work better for the people who elect their representatives; to -- in fact -- transform the government we have into the government the people wish they have.

McConnell to Obama: You Have the Government You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Mr. McConnell: Had your party done its job during the past six years, instead of doing nothing at best and obstructing and obfuscating at worst, we would have a Congress the president could work with, we would have the functioning government the American people wish and deserve, we would have a much better America.

The 'Good' Iraq War? 5 Things to Consider Before We March Into Another Mideast Quagmire

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Here are five things to consider as we discuss this latest insertion of US military personnel, money, and weaponry into, potentially, another Mideast quagmire -- this one being pitched as the "good" or "justified" Iraq War.

The Middle East: From Saddam to ISIL to Nation Building

Elza S. Maalouf | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Elza S. Maalouf

For the West to act surprised and plead ignorance about the quick rise of ISIL is like asking the reader to forget about the allies' actions that led to this moment in history.

Forty Years After Nixon Resigned: How Lobbyists Prepared for the Ford Transition

Heath Brown | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Heath Brown

There's an irony to how Ford ended up in the White House. The secretive nature of the Nixon White House was its ultimate downfall, but those chosen to rebuild the institution approached the transition with a similar level of secrecy.

ISIS Atrocities in Iraq Represent the Catastrophic Failure of Bush Doctrine and Neoconservative Foreign Policy

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

After 4,804 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq and 2,340 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan, one million U.S. soldiers wounded in both wars, and a potential cost of up to $6 trillion, the last thing Americans need to see is video of fanatics executing civilians in Iraq.

The Daily Szep- Revisionist History

Paul Szep | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Send in the Clowns

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Ducking the Blame for Iraq? No Surprise.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.16.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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!