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Weldon Angelos

Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.

Drought in the midwest

Twenty twelve was the hottest year on record—and far past time for the president to lead on climate change.

John Kerry

Here are just a few things the Foreign Relations Committee should be asking Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.

Dan Quayle

In mythology, Cerberus is the three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades. How perfect a name for a company whose leaders have sold their souls.

Barack Obama

What remains of the initial Obama drive to reach out to Iran with an “engagement that is honed and grounded in mutual respect”?

Barack Obama

How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president? 

Barack Obama

As the infrastructure of many U.S. cities crumbles, the Pentagon continues to pump over a billion dollars into military bases throughout the Middle East. 

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Blogs

Not quite a neoconservative, Christie is still sounding a lot like, well, Hillary Clinton when it comes to world affairs.

May 29, 2014

Despite talk of a pivot to Asia, the US military‘s gaze has settled on Africa. 

May 28, 2014

Obama wants to keep almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, but some members of Congress are saying “not so fast.”

May 28, 2014

The Newark Star-Ledger says Christie’s attack on pensions is the final nail in his coffin. (We’ll see.)

May 22, 2014

There's nothing new in Rove's latest ugly broadside on Hillary Clinton. 

May 13, 2014

Nixon loyalists and family members should not be allowed to block the appointment of a new director.

May 13, 2014

Have the media grown up half as much as Monica Lewinsky?

May 12, 2014

The noted liberatarian-isolationist is making a bid for support from the Israel lobby, but it’s not going well.

May 8, 2014

A former aide says Christie's deputy chief of staff was "instrumental," but for whom?

May 7, 2014

Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” a massive new report finds. But its politics have regressed. 

May 6, 2014