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A New AUMF: What Is the Obama Administration Afraid of?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Either the president needs some new faces in the Office of Legal Counsel, or his team needs to do what many of his allies on Capitol Hill are calling for: Ask Congress to grant new statutory authority for the military campaign against ISIL in both Iraq and Syria. What is the administration afraid of?

Five Ways to Strengthen the U.S. Response to Ebola

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

This is a manageable public health crisis that we know how to solve, but doing so requires our focus, our attention, our resolve and our resources, tools that only the United States has.

Taking Stock: Investors Seem as Interested in Reality as Willy Wonka

David Fagin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
David Fagin

Is it just me, or does the stock market seem to be tiptoeing through the tulips while all hell's breaking loose around us?

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Then and Now: How 9/11 Changed the United States 13 Years Later

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Jason P. Stadtlander

Thirteen years later, I believe we have once again become complacent with some issues. The media is once again only showing us what they want us to see rather than what is actually going on. Here's how our world has changed.

Give Me $46 Billion and I will Build a Safe Computer System

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.05.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & Chairman Ziklag Systems ABI Research estimates that cyber security spending on the critical infrastructur...

Pentagon: Chinese Jet Flew 30 Feet From U.S. Military Plane

AP | By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance...

Pentagon Violated Law With Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Swap, GAO Says

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, wh...

Here's What Military Gear Your Local Police Department Bought

The New York Times | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON — Since President Obama took office, the Pentagon has transferred to police departments tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000...

Too Many American Cops View Citizens as "The Enemy"--And Washington's to Blame

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Lev Raphael

A sea change has been taking place over the last decade that's been invisible to most Americans. Across the country, in big cities and small towns, police forces have been turning into armies. It's taken the events in Ferguson to blow things wide open.

Pentagon To Send 130 More Military Advisers To Iraq

AP | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against Islamic...

Pentagon: No U.S. Air Strikes Have Taken Place In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Media reports that the United States has struck targets in Iraq are not accurate, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday,...

Is Obama Really Adrift in the World?

John Feffer | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

Our celebrity culture has turned us all into armchair therapists who put even our president on the couch to analyze his personality flaws. But when the label of "detached" acquires a political spin, it's no longer just nonsense. It becomes dangerous.

The Military Battles Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a nod to the fact that the conversation has reached a partisan and polarized level, the Board maintained that this tangible "national security concern" cannot afford to get bogged down by politics or budget wrangling.

National Conversation on Climate Change Has Shifted; Just Look at Latest Calls for Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

When I started working to combat climate change two decades ago, it was a topic largely for environmentalists and scientists. Now business leaders, former Republican officials, public health experts, religious groups, and farmers have joined in.

Pentagon Plans To Send Six Gitmo Detainees To Uruguay

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has notified Congress of its intent to transfer six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay, two Obama administration off...

U.S. Military May Be The Strongest Force In Battle Against Climate Change

Ryan Rafaty | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Ryan Rafaty

The most technologically advanced military in the world cannot afford to abandon scientific rationality when its fundamental power and interests are at stake.

Why We Can Be So Wrong About What Others Are Thinking

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

We are overly confident about our capacity to read other people, even our spouses. Trying to "detect the emotion someone is feeling by looking at a picture of their face or looking into someone's eyes" (two common mind reading tests) actually worsens our accuracy.

A Tale of Government Contracting at Its Worst

Paul Alexander | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

A new controversy at the Department of Defense has raised troubling questions about competency, perhaps even national security.

New Presidential Executive Order Proposed by Pentagon Strips Victims of Their Privacy

Nancy Parrish | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

Weakening protections of privacy indicates to our troops that reporting a sexual assault will likely cause undue embarrassment, hardship and emotional trauma, and chill victims' willingness to report and participate in the criminal justice process.

Up Close and Personal With George W. Bush's Horrifying Legacy

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The Iraq disaster remains George W. Bush's enduring folly, and the Republican attempt to shift the blame to the Obama presidency is obscene nonsense. This was, and will always be, viewed properly as Bush's quagmire, a murderous killing field based on blatant lies.

In Quest of a Strategy

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

According to ancient legend, the Roman emperor Nero placidly played his fiddle while the great city burned down. I have the uneasy feeling our leader in the White House is engaging in a similar bout of escapism.

Andrew Perez

Republicans Hating On Obama's Prisoner Swap Owe Chelsea Manning A Thank You

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans criticizing President Barack Obama's prisoner swap with the Taliban find themselves in an awkward spot, relying in part on s...

A Tale of Boko Haram, Political Correctness, Feminism and the Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Quietly Plans To Let Some Dreamers Join Military

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials have approved a policy that would allow a limited group of undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children...