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Bush's Gulf of Credibility

The President's State of the Union address deepened the gulf between
word and deed. Poll-tested packaging hid the untruths within.

In my days as a student activist in the 1970s, the use of the term
"imperialism" to describe US policy was generally used only in the
antiwar and international solidarity movements, the writing

Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

Let me tell you about the state of the union: It's lousy. The only real question is whether the President doesn't know it or just doesn't care.

At a press conference on January 20, only two days after thousands of
Americans marched in cities and towns across the nation to oppose going
to war with Iraq, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld warned

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

The Alaskans for Peace didn't mind the weather; not only are they used to bitter cold, but one of them was wearing a polar bear costume.

The Iraqi-American writer and Brandeis professor Kanan Makiya is
nowadays considered by many in the United States to be the Iraqi
dissident par excellence.

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And the only government official who went to jail for it was the whistleblower who exposed it.

August 12, 2014

Two major anti-Iran groups in DC are more than they appear.

August 11, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

The president continues a two-decade legacy of wrapping the military option in Iraq in humanitarian packaging.

August 8, 2014

Fifty years ago, Senators Wayne Morse and Ernest Gruening cast visionary votes against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and war in Southeast Asia.

August 7, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

The Nation recognized that US isolation would be tested as never before, but didn’t even consider intervention as a possibility.

August 5, 2014

Debates about Israel’s war in Gaza tend to follow a predictable pattern.

August 5, 2014

The quagmire of the Vietnam War was built on a “queasy foundation of fact and myth.”

July 31, 2014

In what kind of world is the place where the sick go to heal a military target? 

July 30, 2014