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Weirdest Bucket List Ever?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

After much prodding from my mortician, I've finally decided to put together my bucket list. I probably should have written it years ago since I'm beyond middle age now and a little decrepit, but better late than never.

Why Amnesty International is a Shadow of its Old Self

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

Alex Neve, the Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, is calling for the Canadian government to arrest former President George W. Bush whe...

The Amish Antidote

Mike Bonifer | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

The battles we must fight are not with our enemies but with ourselves. No matter how much we hurt, or how much harm has come to our community, we can never find healing in bringing more hurt into the world.

Stiglitz: IMF Chief Must 'Continue Along The Reform Path'

Project Syndicate | Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK – Sooner than expected, the International Monetary Fund will have a new managing director. For more than a decade, I have criticized the Fu...

From 'Liberation' to Occupation: 10 Reasons Iraq Was No Cakewalk

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

March 19 marks the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. At the onset, Ken Adelman predicted that "liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk." Eight years on, it's time to look back at that "cakewalk."

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Former Bush Official Calls Obama Response To Libya 'Too Slow'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paul Wolfowitz, a former Bush administration official known as one of the key architects of the Iraq war, has been sharply criticizing t...

Wolfowitz and Neoconservative Interventionalism Are Wrong on Libya

Alex Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

The "an enemy of my enemy is my friend" approach risks too much in the long run for the people of Libya until the long-term intents and identities of those involved can be made clear.

Top 7 Underemployed Former Bush Officials

Paul Tullis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Tullis

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Then They Came for Me

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

A fear- and vengeance-driven post-9/11 mentality could yet become the done deal it is in Liz Cheney's mind.

What Liberals Must Learn From Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrea Chalupa

Why should we, here in America, care about a country with some of the worst luck in recent history? Because if we don't stand united against the "lesser evil" than the "straight-up evil" is coming for us.

Coming Attraction: More War

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

"It is time to turn the page," Obama said as he announced the "end" of combat operations in Iraq. Meanwhile, those who brought us that unnecessary war remain committed to such policies and, if returned to power, are likely to carry them out.

Lies and the War That Has Not Ended

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Those who brought this disaster down on us must be called to account for the fabrications, the embarrassment to our honor, and the waste of so many lives and resources. Until then, the conclusion to this sad chapter in Iraq will not have been written.

Mission Not Accomplished: The True Cost of the Iraq War

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Iraq has served to divide the country like no other event in recent American history. It has driven a sharp political wedge straight down both Pennsylvania Avenue and Main Street.

An Unsanitized Look at the Origins of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The debacle in Iraq is not merely a result of errors in planning or poor decision-making. Soldiers are still risking their lives every day in Iraq, "combat" or no "combat," and many more will die for this policy our neo-con leaders handed down to us.

My Experience With the ADL

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

if the ADL is committed only to stopping the defamation of the Jewish people while participating in the defamation of the Muslim community, then it has clearly gone against its own goals and vision.

War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

As a Patriotic American and a former Marine, I urge all of us to get realistic about this war. At the rate of 8 billion dollars a month, do Americans want to be in Afghanistan for the next 15 years?

Brookings Loses Bid on Orszag but Takes Kagan From Carnegie

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Word has just reached us that Robert Kagan -- one of the top tier serious intellectuals among neoconservatives, and currently Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- is moving his franchise over to Brookings.

Christopher Hitchens: A Narcissistic Manchild

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ariel Gonzalez

Hitchens views the world bichromatically, in black and white. Hitchens thrives on certainty. But there have been notable instances when he has demonstrated wishy-washiness.

Shadow Elite: Neocons, The Holocaust & Emergency Powers

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

Democracy must be counted as one of the casualties of this new century's wars, and more broadly, of an era where an elite few have become masters at pressing their own self-interested agendas with impunity.

Terrorism: Why They Want to Kill Us

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

There can sometimes be a case for military intervention or use of drones. But the high costs of these tactics must be recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington should do less, not more, abroad.

Senator Bayh's Long Bye Bye

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

Sill Senator Bayh re-introduce his Bayh Amendment or just disappear into the night with that whole sorry episode forever as an albatross around his proverbial neck?

Shadow Elite: March to War -- The Neocon Playbook, Straight from the Soviet Bloc

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janine R. Wedel

Despite a new administration in Washington, not to mention the damage done to their credibility since the Iraq invasion, the Neocon core lives on, because networks like it are self-propelling and enduring.

ReThink Interview: Daniel Ellsberg -- the Most Dangerous Man in America Speaks, Part Two

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The second part of my interview with Daniel Ellsberg, the true American hero who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

FBI Whistleblower: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

Formerly-'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Details Congressional Blackmail, Bribery, Espionage, Corruption in Remarkable Videotaped Deposition

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly.