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So, why didn't they give peace a chance? Why did the leaders of Hamas and Israel not wait for the incoming US president's inauguration before mutually escalating hostilities?

Lakhdar Brahimi, a leading UN troubleshooter in the Middle East weighs in on the crisis in Gaza and speculates on how it may affect Obama's presidency.

The following humble suggestions are based on my 70 years of experience as an underground fighter, member of the Knesset and founding member of a peace movement in Israel.

Let us pause, amid the muddle of the moment in this season of renewal and fresh starts, to consider fundamental things.

Barack Obama has mobilized the most connected national constituency in history. But can he use it to govern?

It's time for progressives to create coalitions and craft smart strategies that will push Obama and the new Congress to seize this moment.

Don't assume that the end of the Bush administration marks the end of the imperial presidency he established.

Richard Kim and Sarah Posner on the Obama's controversial embrace of Rick Warren. Plus: Ari Berman on Howard Dean's legacy and more.

Obama's selection of Rick Warren as an inauguration speaker has infuriated liberals and conservatives. Here's why.

Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen discusses the rise in executive power during Bush's tenure and the media's failure after 9/11.

Blogs

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

"The rush of modern civilization itself has raised for us new difficulties, new problems which must be solved..."

April 14, 2015

The great historian of Watergate chased Nixon down, as part of a crusade against executive abuses.

April 8, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014

Rand Paul and Barbara Lee are right: “The Constitution requires Congress to vote on the use of military force.”

November 24, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014