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The National Security State Wins (Again)

William J. Astore | Posted 07.15.2012 | World
William J. Astore

Despite his record as a "warrior-president," despite the breathless "Obama got Osama" campaign boosterism, common inside-the-Beltway wisdom has it that the president has backed himself into a national security corner.

Fewer Swords, Smaller Shields: Defining a New National Security Ethos

William Astore | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
William Astore

Given all these swords and all these shields (and all of our frustrating wars and all of the lives spent), the key question of the 2012 presidential election should be: Are we truly more secure now than we were twelve years ago?

Three Things Mitt Romney Shouldn't Talk About

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Romney harps on what he calls the president's "failed" economic leadership. Since Romney wants to make 2012 a referendum on the Obama record, it might be instructive to take a look at his.

Mitt Romney's First Campaign Speech Against Obama

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Romney's cynical speech today showed the extent to which the GOP sees America as the righteous redeemer, one that only needs to increase defense spending in order to save the rest of the globe.