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Surge Soda Again Sells Out On Amazon

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business

Surge needs some reinforcements. This past Monday, when Coca-Cola began selling 12-packs of the lemon-lime soda on Amazon -- marking the first time...

Surge Soda Is Back! (And Has Already Sold Out Once)

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.16.2014 | Taste

It's basically the Coca-Cola version of Mountain Dew.

Why Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Mistake

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

You cannot bomb away a political movement. You cannot kill an idea that motivates millions of people with a Hellfire missile.

10 Reasons Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Terrible Idea

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The smell of blood is once again in the air in Washington -- this week for airstrikes and other forms of violent intervention in Iraq. Here are some of the many reasons airstrikes (or any other form of U.S. military action) in Iraq are just a terrible idea.

Iraq and the Neocons: The Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Neocons and elite media personalities who got everything wrong on Iraq now darken my TV screen telling me to ignore the invasion, the eight-year occupation, the lies about weapons of mass destruction, "mushroom clouds" becoming "smoking guns," the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and everything else, and pretend the war started with General David Petraeus's miraculous "surge" where everything was wonderful in Iraq until the "dove" Obama pulled the plug. It's a nice narrative if your goal is partisan advantage, but like so much else we've heard from policy elites regarding Iraq, it has nothing to do with reality.

Guess Who Tried to Prevent the VA Crisis -- and Who Stood in Their Way!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Who would've ever thought, after years of relentless cost-cutting in the halls of Washington, that the federal government actually spends our money on important stuff? Who would've thought that wars cost money, and tax cuts cost money, and maintaining our infrastructure costs money?

Petraeus on How to Surge!

Martin Lewis | Posted 01.09.2013 | Comedy
Martin Lewis

2012-11-10-ScreenShot20121109at8.52.39PM.pngHere are General David Petraeus's rules for living broadly and well, inspired by his recent emission on the topic -- as told to his Boswell-style biographer Paula Broadwell -- who was embedded with him in Afghanistan.

Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on Alert

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.30.2012 | New York
Natalie Pace

The situation is being actively monitored by NRC inspectors, and the NRC website is being updated on a regular basis. Plant operators are waiting for the intake levels to lower "below the specific criteria for the intake structure."

Friday Talking Points -- Smile, Mitt, You're on Candid Camera!

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When Mitt is releasing tax returns to change the subject, you just know he's in a bad place politically. It may still be way too early to confidently predict the outcome of the election, but it isn't too early to call Romney's campaign (so far) an unmitigated disaster.

The Debt Ceiling and Obama's Silence

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In the face of opportunist and selfish behavior, Obama was faced with several options, none of which were good. In the end, he decided that to avoid default and greater economic problems he would simply capitulate to the Republican demands.

Friday Talking Points [170] -- Newt Loses Two, Huntsman Gains An "H"

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Huntsman... whoops, took that from their own campaign materials, sorry... let's start over... Jon Huntsman announced he was running for president, to a giant collective yawn outside the Beltway.

Our Plan Has Not Worked in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

By not making significant cuts in our troops in Afghanistan or real changes in our strategy, the president's latest plan will leave us stuck in Afghanistan's quicksand for years to come.

More Troops Not the Answer in Afghanistan

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

This latest troop deployment is yet another example of more predictable and misguided recommendations that the situation in Afghanistan demands more time, more lives, and more resources.

The Urge to Surge: Washington's 30-Year High

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

It's easy to forget that war is a drug. Once you begin down the path of invasion and occupation, turning back is as difficult as an addict going cold turkey.

U.S. Expects To Pay $6 Billion Per Year For Afghan Training

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The United States expects to spend about $6 billion a year training and supporting Afghan troops and police after it begins pulling...

Afghan War Casualties: U.S. Military Deaths Hit 1,260

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at least 1,260 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in l...

Mr. President, Take a Firm Lead in Afghanistan

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

There is a blurred picture of the Afghan reality. But President Obama's people must have the strength to help him formulate sound policies, and be aware that they have the responsibility to think of possibilities beyond war.

Boehner Hits, Then Praises Obama Over Iraq Strategy

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner appeared to be sending mixed messages Monday on whether to support or bash President Barack Obama over his Iraq War...

Afghanistan Is More Dangerous Despite Troop Surge, Say Aid Groups

New York Times | ROD NORDLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Even as more American troops flow into the country, Afghanistan is more dangerous than it has ever been during this war, with security deteriorating i...

Fazel Ahmed Faqiryar, Anti-Corruption Afghan Prosecutor, Fired By Karzai

AP / Huffington Post | By RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top Afghan prosecutor who has complained that the attorney general and others are blocking corruption cases against high-ranki...

Petraeus, Young Officers To Press For Slower Afghan Drawdown

The New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT, HELENE COOPER and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American military officials are building a case to minimize the planned withdrawal of some troops from Afghanistan starting next summer, in an effort ...

Netherlands Withdraws From Afghanistan After Four Years: 1,950 Troops Head Home

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Netherlands is ending its military involvement in Afghanistan, after four years in which its 1,950 troops have won praise for their effectiveness....

It's Time to End This War

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The number of U.S. service members killed in June was the highest for one month since this now nine-year war began. It's time to end this war. Or should we just start building another Memorial wall?

Good News From Iraq

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At the same time that Senate Republicans are voicing disagreement over withdrawal timetables when it comes to Afghanistan, we are about to meet a big milestone in our withdrawal timetable for Iraq -- and it doesn't even rate a mention.

Terrorist Attacks Spike In Pakistan, Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — An increase in terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan triggered a spike in the number of civilians killed or wounded there l...