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Obama Will Also Lose the Afghani Olympics

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harvey Wasserman

Team Obama needs -- as the International Olympics Committee has just done -- to be continually reminded that the rest of the world is not an American kick ball.

Some Simple Questions After Obama's Afghanistan War Speech

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Where's the antiwar movement and the marches and the organizing and the protesting? Where are all those well-funded groups that protested George W. Bush's war policy?

General McChrystal's War

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Ayers

A Newsweek cover story purporting to demonstrate how the US could have "won" in Vietnam turns out to be a stalking horse for General McChrystal and the Pentagon hawks.

The Real Red Flag Raised By Fort Hood

David A. Love | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David A. Love

As a repository for violence, the military is not dealing with untreated mental illness among its ranks. The fact that Hasan was a mental health professional underscores the problem.

A Letter to the President

Ron Kovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Kovic

Many of us who served in Vietnam promised ourselves long ago that we would never again allow what happened to us in that war to ever happen again. We have an obligation to protest. To speak out.

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.

This Emotional Life: My Life As A POW

Bob Shumaker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Shumaker

During the Vietnam War I was imprisoned for eight years, three of which were spent in solitary confinement. I am often asked how I was able not only to survive, but go on to resume a normal life.

Woodstock Film Fest -- William Kunstler

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stewart Nusbaumer

A sensitive, truthful, insightful film about a lawyer who stood at the center of a confrontational movement as it spearheaded a political assault on injustice in America from Vietnam to the Chicago 7.

Lyndon Johnson's Thoughts on Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

And so I had to ask myself, if Lyndon were alive today, what he would make of Obama's receiving the Nobel Peace Prize? Knowing Lyndon it would probably be unprintable.

Bill Moyers Plays LBJ Tapes, Draws Similarities With Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday night, Bill Moyers played clips from the Lyndon B. Johnson tapes on his PBS television show. Moyers drew correlations between the factors f...

Veteran Returns To Vietnam To Build Houses, 40 Years Later

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CNN: He is a former Marine who has lived with battleground nightmares for 40 years and now plans a return to the land that haunts him....

Homeless For 45 Years, Steve Sacre Now Has A Home

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Most Americans can't imagine being homeless for 45 hours, let alone 45 years. Steve Sacre, however, a Vietnam veteran and former drug addict, was just...

Vietnamistan?

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

Are we fighting to deny Al Qaeda a base of operations and to keep American safe? This is not a Bond movie. It's not like we can destroy their secret base of operations in time to stop them from bombing the Super Bowl.

Obama Should Adopt the "Public Option" in Afghanistan

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leon T. Hadar

Will Obama disappoint the foreign policy elites or will he, like Bush, send a "Drop Dead" message to the American people?

Obama and the Irony of Afghanistan

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The bells of Afghanistan echo the Vietnam War. Like then, we have a powerful military establishment clamoring for an expansive military adventure to protect us from an onrushing enemy.

A Vietnam Book That Haunts the US in Afghanistan

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Do we have the necessary sobriety, humbleness and wisdom in our current times in Washington to weigh appropriately our next moves on Afghanistan?

Mindless Stars and the Glamour of the Gun

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Across the pages of leading fashion magazines mindless stars with thin careers are being showcased wearing Future Heretics t-shirts glamorizing guns.

The Ghosts of Vietnam Haunt Washington

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The American general Stanley McChrystal's news that America risks losing Afghanistan is a bombshell. Washington has spent some $250 billion there since 2001.

Asia Society's Prez on Global Citizens Like Obama

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Asia Society president Vishakha Desai says, "Ours is a complex institution, and those experiencing it can describe it in the same way the blind men touch and describe an elephant."

Vietnam's Latest Casualties

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The country's landscape is littered with leftover, unexploded ordnance -- still deadly after 34 years. Those farmers who dare till the land often step on landmines in their own fields.

Taylor Branch To Reveal "The Clinton Tapes"

GQ | Wil S. Hylton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It has been nearly forty years since three young Democratic activists named Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham, and Taylor Branch moved into a small apartme...

Van Jones May Be Better Off on the Outside

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Van Jones' transition from outside activist to inside political player wasn't as easy as it may appear. As an activist, the First Amendment protects Jones, but inside-the-Beltway politics is played by different rules.

"And That's The Way It Really Is": My Memorial to Walter Cronkite

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven G. Brant

If Walter Cronkite were alive today, I wonder what he would say to us -- as he looked out over the landscape of another war that can't be won.

Afghanistan by the Numbers

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Metrics in war almost invariably turn out to occupy treacherous terrain. Think of it as quagmire territory, in part because numbers, however accurate (and they often aren't), can lie.

Shame, Shame On Them 2!

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

Our country is in deep trouble, and Obama is doing mostly the right things in order to remedy this horrid situation. The Republicans have incredible chutzpah.