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In That Old Volkswagen Bus With Bernie, Rolling Toward 1972

Let the GOP attack machine get to work on Sanders and I’m guessing we’d soon learn that there’s no great yearning among the electorate for socialism—democratic or not.

January 20, 2016

Obama: Reaganite On Iran

There are parallels between the two-step approaches that both Reagan and Obama took to a problematic foe.

July 16, 2015

Iran Deal: Why Would We Heed The Same Voices That Are Always Wrong?

Many on the American right have often preferred war, including the utterly insane risk of nuclear war, to dealing with our enemies.

July 14, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The New Cold War’

Inside the quandary of modern Russia and how we’ve entered a ‘New Cold War’

February 21, 2015

Renewed Fighting Flares Between Armenia, Azerbaijan

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia flares into a sixth month, two other former Soviet republics are now engaged in renewed fighting over the remote, mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. A six-year war between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops had been dormant since a truce was brokered by Russia […]

August 5, 2014

Cruz: Some In GOP Act Like Soviets

McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) NEW ORLEANS –Senator Ted Cruz of Texas lambasted unidentified Republicans Saturday, likening them to operatives in the former Soviet Union. “You know, a lot of Republicans –it’s very odd –a lot of Republicans tend to have top down, Soviet-style campaigns,” Cruz told reporters at a Republican gathering in New Orleans. Such […]

June 1, 2014

Ukraine Crisis Is Too Complicated For The Sunday Shows

First comes the melodrama, next comes the killing. Good vs. evil, suffering innocents vs. swaggering bullies, heroes vs. villains. The “Two Minutes Hate,” Orwell called it — the way of the world since the invention of mass media. So it is during the current political crisis in the Ukraine. In the U.S. media, the identity […]

April 30, 2014

Robert Strauss, Former Democratic Party Chairman, Dies At 95

By Johanna Neuman, Los Angeles Times Robert S. Strauss, a onetime chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Washington insider who combined earthy Texas charm with raw political power, died Wednesday. He was 95. A spokesman for Strauss’ Washington law firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, confirmed his death but would release no other […]

March 20, 2014

Ukraine President Seeks To Defuse Crisis, Calls For Early Elections

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich acknowledged the opposition’s victory Friday by initiating early presidential and parliamentary elections and a plan to form a coalition government. “In these tragic days when Ukraine suffered such heavy losses, when people died on both sides of the barricades, I consider […]

February 21, 2014

Weekend Reader: “Taking On Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, And The Iranian Threat”

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Taking On Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, and the Iranian Threat by Abraham D. Sofaer. Sofaer served as legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. In 1994, Sofaer became a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he also currently teaches.  […]

January 25, 2014