Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Chamberlain and Hitler

When The Hitler Card Won’t Do, Play The Chamberlain Card

The Republican right accuses every American president who negotiates an arms pact with our putative enemies of weakening national security. And they are always wrong.

April 15, 2015
Top News, Saddam Hussein, Social Media, Iraq, ISIS, Nostalgia, World News

Nostalgia For Iraq’s Saddam Hussein Flowers On Social Media

Nostalgia for Saddam Hussein blooms on social media, but splits on sectarian lines.

April 1, 2015
Last mural of Saddam Hussein in Iraq

Nostalgia For Iraq’s Saddam Hussein Flowers On Social Media

Nostalgia for Saddam is hardly new, but it appears to be reaching fever pitch these days because Iraq is in such bad shape.

April 1, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Afterwar: Healing The Moral Wounds Of Our Soldiers’

‘Afterwar’ is a lucid, insightful, and compassionate guide to how veterans can recover, so that “minds and not just bodies” can endure.

March 22, 2015
Carly Fiorina

‘Name An Accomplishment’: A Question Republicans Shouldn’t Ask

Carly Fiorina almost wrecked Hewlett Packard — but at least she gave us the “Demon Sheep” ad.

February 27, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Here We Go Again’

David Letterman looked at how Jeb Bush is already mangling important words in the same way his brother did.

February 20, 2015
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush looks on prior to speaking at the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, DC, November 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

The Smart Brother? Why Jeb Bush Can’t Escape Dubya’s Dubious Legacy

In 2013, Jeb said it was “way too early” to judge whether the Iraq war succeeded in “providing some degree of stability in the region.”

February 20, 2015
Scott Walker, Iran, Wisconsin, Obama, Deal, Foreign Policy, Politics

Republicans Haven’t Quite Worked Out A Foreign Policy Beyond ‘Not Obama’

The GOP’s presidential hopefuls want to have it both ways on foreign policy.

February 16, 2015
Photo: Top US television anchor Brian Williams says he is taking himself off the air for "several days" as he faces an internal investigation for embellishing an Iraq war story (AFP/Robyn Beck)

Big Lies, Little Lies, And The Punishment Of Brian Williams

More than a decade after the Iraq invasion, the only individual deemed worthy of punishment is a TV newsman who inflated a war story on a talk show.

February 12, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Getting Your Story Right On Iraq

Jon Stewart is glad that somebody is finally being held accountable for lying about the Iraq War.

February 10, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: ‘I Did My Best’ With Sarah Palin!

Nicole Wallace tells about Dick Cheney shooting a man, and the “chilling” experience of working with Sarah Palin.

January 27, 2015
Image grab taken off a video on January 20, 2015, reportedly released by the Islamic State allegedly shows Japanese hostages Kenji Goto (L) and Haruna Yukawa (R) with a black-clad militant brandishing a knife at an undisclosed location

IS Threatens To Kill Japan Hostages, Tokyo Vows Not To Give In

Learn more about the latest IS hostage crisis.

January 20, 2015

Endorse This: Ben Carson Gives ISIS Credit

Ben Carson: At least ISIS actually believe in something.

January 16, 2015
Mitt Romney

Team Mitt: ISIS Wouldn’t Exist Under President Romney

Romney’s new campaign looks like it will have the same old disregard for facts.

January 14, 2015
In Iraq, displaced Christians gather for a somber Christmas

In Iraq, Displaced Christians Gather For A Somber Christmas

The holiday provides no break in the danger to Iraqi Christians.

December 25, 2014
AFP Photo syria IS by Aris Messinis

At Least 60 Journalists Killed In 2014, Almost Half In The Middle East

The past three years have been the deadliest on record for journalists.

December 23, 2014
President Obama at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama’s Fourth-Quarter Foreign Policy Surprises

The president’s foreign policy suddenly looks much better than it did six months ago.

December 22, 2014
Iraq & Kurds

Kurdish Fighters In Iraq Make Headway In Battle Against Islamic State

Peshmerga forces are winning major victories in the fight against IS militants.

December 19, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 9, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

Kerry Calls For New Three-Year War Powers To Fight IS

Find out what else Secretary Kerry had to say about the fight against IS.

December 10, 2014
Iraq & Kurds

Iraq, Kurds Agree On Oil Deal, Uniting To Fight Islamic State

Learn more about the “important breakthrough” in Iraq.

December 3, 2014

Islamic State Considered An Interloper By Larger Militant Groups

The Islamic State is struggling to gain support among fellow extremists.

December 1, 2014
Kerry Zarif

The Urgent Need For Diplomacy With Iran

America owes it to its armed forces to see these negotiations through.

November 28, 2014
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stepping down - DC

Obama Appears To Be Seeking A More Forceful Defense Chief

Inside the search for a new defense secretary.

November 26, 2014
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Rand Paul Wants Senate Vote On Declaring War On ISIS

Is the United States about to declare war for the first time since World War II?

November 24, 2014

A Look At Who Loses As Oil Prices Keep Plunging

American consumers are winning — but not everyone is happy about the decline in oil prices.

November 20, 2014