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A poster of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

How can the president and Senator Feinstein claim ignorance on the NSA’s surveillance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel?

NATO base in Italy

How the Pentagon is using your tax dollars to turn Italy into a launching pad for the wars of today and tomorrow.

Rouhani supporters

The United States has much to gain from improved relations and little to lose from easing sanctions.

Kerry and Netanyahu

It’s considering a bill that would estrange millions of Palestinian-Americans from their families and their illegally occupied homeland.

Vladimir Putin

The Weekly Standard's assault on my article is a quintessential example of cold-war thinking and debased discourse.

President Barack Obama at UN

Eight exceptional(ly dumb) American achievements of the twenty-first century.

Blogs

New polling shows steep declines in American support for the war and President Obama's handling of the situation. 

March 12, 2012

Eric Alterman talks the blues and Cold War literature and Reed Richardson assesses our politics through Bruce Springsteen.

March 8, 2012

The Emergency Committee for Israel is accusing President Obama and liberal think tanks of opposing Israel’s interests, but they don’t have the evidence to back it up. 

March 4, 2012

 Eric Alterman talks jazz, blues and Floyd while Reed Richardson zeros in on the "Bunker Bluster."

March 1, 2012

Recent violence has forced the administration to defend its strategy to stay for two more years. 

February 28, 2012

A new book shows that the HIV virus was triggered by wanton imperial depredations.

February 28, 2012

Have US counterterrorism operations in Yemen actually strengthened the threats they were designed to eliminate?

February 16, 2012

Hawkish adviser says Iran is ready to talk.

February 15, 2012

Hopefully, talks in Saudi Arabia and Qatar will converge, soon.

January 31, 2012

In his 2012 State of the Union address, the president chose to celebrate the US military. Critics chose not raise alarm about the spread of US militarism.

January 26, 2012