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Like most New Yorkers, like most Americans, the attacks of September 11
made me very angry.

Now they've given Jimmy Carter the Nobel Peace Prize. Looking at the
present, wretched incumbent, Democrats feel smug about their paladin of
peace.

George Bush's speech from Cincinnati was calm, composed, reasonable--a
studied performance calculated to win plaudits from the punditry and the
consent of Congress to an Iraq resolution tailore

"You look beautiful," shouted more than one speaker to the crowd that
gathered in New York's Central Park on Sunday, October 6, to protest
George W.

The effort by the Bush Administration and Congress to portray the
planned invasion of Iraq as simply an effort to enforce United Nations
Security Council resolutions reaches a new low in double

I was having dinner at a rather expensive restaurant the other night
when a man I'd never met before threatened to kill me. He was a
distinguished-looking fellow, dressed in a dark suit.

As in a paranoid novel by Don DeLillo, it all comes together in the end.
The Democrats can't stand up to Bush on Iraq because they're afraid of
looking soft on terrorism and Saddam Hussein--but

In May 2001, the White House issued a National Energy Policy report, known as the Cheney Report: the state of our national oil reserves. In 2000, half the oil we consumed was imported.

In a speech intended to frighten the American people into supporting a war, the President Monday again trotted out his grim depiction of Saddam Hussein as a terrifying boogeyman haunting the worl

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After last night's re-election, progressives wonder if the US is in for four more years of extrajudicial killings. 

November 7, 2012

Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spews happy talk at a NATO meeting.

October 10, 2012

A year ago, the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” was a great step for LGB rights, but it did not nearly go far enough.

September 26, 2012

The crisis in Syria veers toward regionwide sectarian explosion.

September 6, 2012

Though hardly a blip in campaign news, the 2,000th American troop has been killed—many by our own allies, the Afghan security forces—and inattention still abounds. 

August 23, 2012

Draw your own conclusions.

August 20, 2012

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012

All while the UN and Kofi Annan continue to seek diplomatic solution.

July 5, 2012

It’s a high-stakes poker game over the future of Bashar Assad.

June 19, 2012