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With its blueprint for Iraq in tatters, the Bush Administration has been forced to recognize the United Nations as the only body that can confer legitimacy on its continued occupation.

The Reagan Administration has made faint efforts to fake an attitude toward human rights; it has made no effort to implement a policy. Let's look at the record.

On the day Senator John Kerry gave a Big Speech on national security, Win Without War--a coalition of forty-two antiwar organizations--called for the Administration to set a specific date for the

We have paid a heavy price for the Bush Administration's unnecessary and illegal invasion of Iraq: more than 800 American soldiers dead; more than 4,500 wounded or maimed; and $120 billion wasted

It may have the ring of cliché, but America's next presidential election will be among the most crucial events in contemporary history.

You'll have a government real soon.
You'll see democracy writ large.
We promised sovereignty. It's yours.
And worry not: We're still in charge.

For most of his half-century-long career, Samuel Huntington, professor of government at Harvard, has made a point of telling the US ruling elite what it has most wanted to hear.

On May 26 the New York Times finally hitched up its pants, took a deep breath and issued an editorial declaration of moderate regret for its role in boosting the case for war on Iraq.

Many people (mostly Republicans) say (mostly to Democrats) that it's wrong to "politicize" the war in Iraq. But politicizing the war is exactly what should now occur.

Blogs

The “kill list” is different—and it may present the most important test of human rights principles in the Obama era.

June 18, 2012

 Eric on Heart and Paul Simon and Reed on the absurdity of the anger surrounding leaks.

June 15, 2012

How Obama's use of drones and indefinite detention seriously undermine our democracy. 

June 12, 2012

NATO is not doing enough to acknowledge and prevent civilian deaths in what’s still a “global war on terror.”

June 12, 2012

China and India are angling for an Afghan role.

June 7, 2012

The United States ought to back off.

June 1, 2012

The Ohio Representative and peace advocate talks about the NDAA, Iran and accountability for military disasters.

May 29, 2012

More than 10,000 complaints have been filed about abuses by the police and military since the coup, none of which have been addressed.

May 22, 2012

How US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is actually counterproductive.

May 17, 2012

The unneeded crisis that almost derailed US-China relations.

May 9, 2012