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What goes down comes around. Amidst all the attention to United Airlines' post-September 11 woes, no one noticed the ringing irony of its tapping John W. Creighton Jr.

Current discussions tend to trivialize acts that are not only immoral but illegal according to covenants the United States has signed.

It fails to bring the country to a safer and saner position on nuclear power.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

With the air and ground war in Afghanistan apparently bogged down, the Pentagon is trying to alter the balance of forces on the propaganda front.

Mismanagement and secrecy have stalled the war on terrorism—and at home its effects reverberate against civil rights.

If bin Laden is destroyed, his shadowy armies will grow, rather than wither away.

Egypt's political agenda is increasingly set by the viewpoints aired on Al Jazeera.

Politics govern the increasingly difficult war against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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The death toll rises—so much for humanitarian interventionism.

April 26, 2011

As I perused the latest WikiLeaks releases this morning, a retweet from their Twitter feed caught my eye: “Gitmo: Compare the first paragraph of these two stories about the same thing.” One was a link to the BBC and one was CNN.

April 25, 2011

Jackson Diehl, the reliable hawk, opposes diplomatic effort to end the war.

April 25, 2011

Egyptian youth organizers are working to support other youth movements still struggling for reform with solidarity protests on behalf of their counterparts in Bahrain, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.

April 24, 2011

The year was 1986. Yale University President Bart Giamatti was on his way back to his office from a birthday lunch when he stumbled upon Mike Morand, a student leader of the anti-apartheid movement on campus.

April 22, 2011

Largely thanks to one soldier who was in the thick of things on that day in 2007, the “Collateral Murder” incident is far from over.

April 20, 2011

Here in the US all we seem to hear about is deficits and debt. Yet even the countries that hold a lot of our debt are concerned for our lack of investment at home.

April 20, 2011

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