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President Clinton's decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic's intransigence.

Henry Kissinger, realpolitiker nonpareil, never gave a damn about human rights.

We will never know the truth behind Juanita Broaddrick's claim that Bill Clinton raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in l978.

Amid the shifting sands of Christopher Hitchens's accounts of and apologias for his bearing witness (deemed false witness by the man he still insists on calling his friend) against Sidney Blument

With the impeachment slogfest over, Congressional Democrats, particularly the liberals, once again face the ever-aggravating matter of their thorny relationship with President Clinton.

This essay is adapted from Thomas Ferguson's "Blowing Smoke: Who Wants Clinton Impeached And Why," for American Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, edited by William Crotty.

On February 26 last, my old friend Sidney Blumenthal emerged from the grand jury and made a bravura appearance on the courthouse steps in Washington, DC.

It might make sense to end it now, except

That wouldn't show the managers respect.

So even if their case now seems inert,

In

The Spirit of the Laws
, Montesquieu draws a distinction that is useful in thinking about the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

As the impeachment trial was slouching toward completion, another issue began rising in prominence: Can Bill Clinton be indicted while he's President?

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There are no geographic boundaries in Obama’s proposed AUMF, and ISIL “affiliates” are popping up everywhere.

February 20, 2015

Inking a deal with Iran soon would box the Israeli Prime Minister into denouncing a major foreign policy achievement.

February 11, 2015

If he doesn't read the writing on the bank notes, the president will be remembered as “Wrong-Way Obama.”

February 9, 2015

The mission isn't “over”… it’s just been reassigned.

February 4, 2015

Ashton Carter will tell the Senate Wednesday he would recommend more troops if conditions “degrade.”

February 4, 2015

GOP megadonor Paul Singer and Hillary Clinton booster Richard Perry have more in common than you’d think.

February 3, 2015

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015

More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

January 20, 2015