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Danziger draws "War"

Danziger: The Draft Dodger’s Budget

Everyone knows that Trump evaded the Vietnam draft due to alleged “bone spurs” in his heels — and no doubt Danziger, a Vietnam vet, scorns the president’s militaristic overcompensation. His absurd budget would fatten “War,” drawn in the style of the late great Herblock, and flatten “Diplomacy,” which helps keep our kids in uniform from getting killed.

March 16, 2017
Francis decries Christmas commercialism, urges focus on dispossessed

Francis Decries Holiday Commercialism, Urging World Focus On Dispossessed

“Let us also allow ourselves to be challenged by the children of today’s world, who are not lying in a cot caressed with the affection of a mother and father, but rather suffer the squalid mangers that devour dignity: hiding underground to escape bombardment, on the pavements of a large city, at the bottom of a boat over-laden with immigrants,” said Pope Francis in his Christmas Eve homily.

December 24, 2016

Cartoon: The Plan

You’ll be fine.

September 9, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama toasts with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri during a state dinner in the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama's two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

5 Reasons Barack Obama Doesn’t Get The Credit He Deserves

The stock market nearing new highs? Bubble! Jobless claims at a 43-year low? The numbers must be fake! More than 20 million Americans gained health insurance? Obamacare can’t possibly be helping anyone because I know a guy who knows someone’s doctor who said…

May 2, 2016
Drone

Though Sometimes Necessary, War Is Never Good

Last year, this country had carried out more than 400 drone strikes since 2004.

April 6, 2016
Syria Madaya Resident Starving Siege

Severe Malnutrition Confirmed In Syria’s Madaya, 32 Deaths Reported In Month: U.N.

The U.N. Children’s Fund UNICEF on Friday confirmed cases of severe malnutrition among children in the besieged western Syrian town of Madaya, where local relief workers reported 32 deaths of starvation in the past month.

January 15, 2016

‘Heartbreaking Scenes’ Witnessed In Starving Syrian Town

Aid workers who reached a besieged Syrian town spoke of “heartbreaking” conditions being endured by emaciated and starving residents, with hundreds in need of special medical help.

January 12, 2016
security fence

Hungary Declares State Of Emergency, To Build Fence On Romania Border

The parliament is due to debate the additional measures on Sept. 21.

September 15, 2015

Hiroshima Marks Atomic Bombing, Worries About Steps Toward War

Thousands in Hiroshima on Thursday commemorated the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing while survivors warned about Japan’s moves away from its pacifist constitution.

August 6, 2015

In Under Two Days, Boko Haram Kills Nearly 170 In Nigeria

Boko Haram waged fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, killing nearly 170 people this week in violence Nigeria’s president called “inhuman and barbaric.”

July 3, 2015
Memorial Day Books

Stories That Honor The Fallen: Memorial Day Reads

Tales of valor and battlefield memoirs are among the selection of recommended reading to celebrate Memorial Day.

May 24, 2015
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Fall Of Ramadi Prompts New Questions About Obama’s Strategy Against Islamic State

Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi gives Congressional hawks reason to criticize Obama’s foreign policy decisions.

May 19, 2015
Money, World, Iraq, Loans, Deficit, Islamic State, War, Baghdad, Debt, Reconstruction, Infrastructure

Defeating Islamic State Leaves Big Bill Iraq’s Struggling To Pay

While fighting to keep Islamic State out of the country, the Iraqi government seeks to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, its quality of life, and relieve its $25 billion fiscal deficit.

May 12, 2015
Holocaust, Survivors, Jews, Germans, Nazi, War, Compensation, World News, WWII

World’s Largest Holocaust Compensation Agency Failing Survivors, Critics Say

Survivors of WWII ghettos and torturing need aid through the Holocaust Compensation Agency now more than ever as they reach their 80s and 90s.

April 8, 2015
Guantanamo, War, Crimes, Torture, Trial, Court, Terrorists, Religion, Cuba, 9/11, Politics, Infrastructure

Judge Cancels This Month’s 9/11 Hearing At Guantanamo

Politics, bureaucracy, religious rights, and care on the behalf of the prosecution further delay war court trials Guantanamo.

April 8, 2015

Cartoon: Situation Report From Yemen

It’s everybody against everybody in the Middle East.

March 27, 2015
World, Top News, Obama, Afghanistan, Troops, Withdrawal, Afghan National Security Forces, Taliban, War, NATO

Afghan Realities Prompt Obama To Slow Plans For U.S. Withdrawal

After Iraq’s descent into chaos, Obama may keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for longer than planned.

March 24, 2015
A soldier assigned to the International Security Assistance Force patrols the streets of Mazar-e Sharif. Soldiers assigned to ISAF, Regional Command North, are currently deployed in support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, operating to reduce insurgency, support growth of the Afghan National Security Forces, and facilitate governance and socio-economic development. ISAF Regional Command North. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Chandler, via Wikimedia Commons)

Risky War Business

The American people must demand a new definition of security that means more than new and bigger guns.

March 23, 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

‘It’s What I Do’ A War-Zone Photographer’s Harrowing Memoir

In her new memoir, ‘It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.’ photographer Lynsey Addario discusses her experience working in war zones, and makes a powerful case for the importance of the war correspondents.

February 27, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The War Spin Zone

Jon Stewart realized what the real scandal is with lies about war.

February 25, 2015

ISIS Panic Is Ebola 2.0

Despite what cable news would have you believe, ISIS is far from an existential threat to the U.S.

February 25, 2015

Racially Segregated War-Memorial Plaques Divide South Carolina Town

The mayor of Greenwood tried to desegregate a war memorial — and was threatened with arrest.

February 23, 2015