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Why Russia and China will sink Washington's Iran policy.

The essays in our forum call into question many of the myths and faulty assumptions about the best course of US policy in Afghanistan.

US Afghanistan policy should not be held hostage to the president's past rhetoric.

It's peculiar, the vocabulary that makes a liability out of the Nobel Prize.

Did the president deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize? No, of course not. But he still has a chance to earn it.

Just because the United States is trying to be a global team player again doesn't mean the game gets better rules.

People shouldn't take Peace Prizes too seriously except under those rare circumstances when a prize committee somewhere gets it right.

Marginal extremist voices are amplified by the right-wing echo chamber.

Obama faces a presidency-defining choice: will he escalate in Afghanistan, or plot a new course?

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Despite the important policy changes outlined by the president last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”

November 21, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014

Executive action could eradicate dark-money flows through government contractors. 

November 10, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

Focusing on state races where he can generate turnout makes political and policy sense for Obama.

October 30, 2014

Obama should offer clemency to Snowden for revealing the alarming truth to the American people.

October 29, 2014

The founders would not have been shocked at the executive seeking to claim the war power, but they would be astounded at Congress voluntarily giving it up.

September 30, 2014

How dare Obama salute someone without first tossing his coffee cup aside?

September 24, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014

The Obama administration’s legal justification for expanding military action in Iraq and Syria is hypocritical and based on tenuous logic.

September 11, 2014