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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.

A deeply disturbing development that has been buried under the debris of
war talk is the fact that since 1998, in a major historical reversal,
most of the deaths and injuries from terrorism hav

Blogs

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015

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

February 20, 2015

Instead of a vague authorization of the use of force, the congresswoman seeks a real debate and a comprehensive strategy.

February 17, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

60 Minutes’s Leslie Stahl carefully avoided DARPA’s total dependence on contractors and obscured its close ties with the surveillance state.

February 13, 2015

Stephen F. Cohen talks with Larry King about how Obama's Ukraine policy is threatening our national security.

February 11, 2015

Loose language and one key omission might render Obama’s request meaningless, or even dangerous.

February 11, 2015