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Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

Vietnam War timeline

The Pentagon’s whitewashed history of the Vietnam War provokes troubling questions about how the invasion of Iraq will one day be remembered.

Glenn Greenwald

If anything, reporting on the NSA’s overreach has revealed just how dangerous to our freedoms the agency’s surveillance practices really are.

Afghanistan drone

It’s still possible to remember, almost nostalgically, how the Fifth Amendment used to guarantee Americans due process.

Lakhdar Brahimi

Thanks to the deft negotiations of this veteran UN troubleshooter, tensions have eased in the Geneva peace talks. 

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Obama and Singh

On human rights, nuclear energy, climate change and more, the US and India are set to clash. 

NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

Blogs

A prominent Democrats changes course and says the Obama administration's war in Afghanistan is no longer winnable.

April 20, 2011

President Obama failed to seek a declaration of war before ordering US attacks on Libya. Now, he faces a challenge under the War Powers Resolution.

April 20, 2011

An American MA student, of Pakistani descent, was flagged by a Southwest Airlines crew member as “suspicious” and kicked off the plane, all for saying "I've got to go."

April 18, 2011

Proposing a mere $400 billion in defense cuts over the next decade or so just doesn’t cut it.

April 15, 2011

A revolutionary young Afghan woman against the Taliban, the warlords and NATO.

April 14, 2011

Discussion continues of setting up a Taliban office in Ankara.

April 13, 2011

On Tuesday, April 12, people in more than 35 countries, as well as Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City and dozens of other cities throughout the United States, will participate in the first Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

April 12, 2011

The Ohio congressman warns the president that he's prolonging a civil war.

April 12, 2011

Everyone. And no one. Whom exactly are we fighting again?

April 11, 2011

Why has the US shifted the official policy toward Yemen's strongman president, Ali Abdullah Saleh?

April 5, 2011