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When Tony Blair rose to address a packed House of Commons on Saddam
Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, Albert Finney had just won an
Emmy for his performance as Winston Churchill in The

The arrangements are in place. What's missing is any sense they could go awry.

"There are people in this city that believe that the military campaign
against Iraq will not be difficult, especially because of the enormous
advances in technology and the willingness of some

The war with Iraq is part of a larger plan for global military
dominance.

A few months ago, novelist Alan Furst, in one of those New York
Times
"Writers on Writing" pieces, told how, on a magazine
assignment to the Soviet Union back in 1983, he suddenly discov

President Bush's recently announced strategic global doctrine, which for the first time justifies a preemptive US strike against any regime thought to possess weapons of mass destruction, makes a

On the eve of the October 2002 vote to authorize the overthrow the government of Iraq by military force, a plea to members of Congress to reject Bush's pre-emptive war went unheeded.

One year later, September 11 has certainly lived up to the early claim
of being a transformative moment, at least for Americans.

We're trying to survey all the many good ideas being tried outside the range of the Beltway pundits. So tell us about any local, state or municipal initiative in your area that you're excited about and think is worth emulating nationally.

 

Blogs

Senator Merkley wants President Obama to consult Congress before agreeing to another decade of war. 

November 20, 2013

A new film aims to help end American indifference to the tragedy of drone warfare. 

October 24, 2013

Eric on the best TV series you have never heard of; and Reed on the sad state of republican politics.

September 13, 2013

Obama makes his case for intervention in Syria.

September 11, 2013

The president can and should explain the necessity of negotiation in the pursuit of a “just peace.”

September 10, 2013

Will President Obama’s prime-time address tonight signal a real shift in the White House’s Syria policy?

September 10, 2013

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will propose a diplomacy and accountability amendment.

September 10, 2013

When it comes to Syria, why should we trust President Obama? After all, he clearly doesn’t trust us.

September 9, 2013

The history of American militarism informs the administration’s schizophrenic posturing on Syria. 

September 6, 2013

The ambassador to the UN acknowledged that there are valid questions about military strikes, but her speech was short on convincing answers. 

September 6, 2013