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October 29, 2015
The Benghazi Hearing Was a Waste of Time. These Congressional Hearings Wouldn’t Be.
From drone strikes to Exxon’s climate coverup—Congress has no shortage of worthy subjects to investigate.
US Wars and Military Action
October 22, 2015
What’s Wrong With Obama’s Decision to Keep Troops in Afghanistan
They’re protecting the tenuous grip on power of an increasingly unpopular government.
October 14, 2015
How Bernie Changed the Democratic Debate
The other candidates followed his lead, and leaned left.
Guns and Gun Control
October 8, 2015
Why We Can’t Have Nice Things—Like Gun Control
Gun extremists in Congress, heavily backed by weapons manufacturers and the NRA, wield wildly disproportionate influence.
War and Peace
October 1, 2015
How to End the Civil War in Syria
It won’t be easy, but there are concrete measures we can take right now to relieve the agony.
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September 10, 2015
September 9, 2015
Europe’s Refugee Crisis Was Made in America
Washington helped create the conditions with its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
July 30, 2015
Why Donald Trump Is Winning
No candidate more shamelessly caters to the conservative paranoid style than “The Donald.”
July 16, 2015
The Real Promise of the US-Iran Agreement
Yes, it will prevent Iran from developing nukes. But it could also transform the Middle East, bringing order and peace to a region falling into chaos.
July 6, 2015
Why the Presidential Candidates Should Reject Donations From Fossil-Fuel Companies
See which candidates signed
’s call to neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions from any oil, gas, or coal company.