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Nuclear bomb

How the fears and anxieties of each generation are passed on to the next. 

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

The Obama administration has decided to flat-line its budget request for AIDS funding in the continent, even though more money is needed.

Barack Obama

The Obama administration’s decision to isolate Russia, in a new version of “containment,” has met with virtually unanimous support from the political and media establishment.

Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez’s vision of racial mixing as New World destiny.

Pro-choice demonstration

The country’s abortion restrictions are under fire—and prochoice activists are surprisingly optimistic.

Driven by the idée fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen.

Abu Ghraib

Despite all evidence to the contrary, many Americans continue to believe that brutality, torture and rank illegality is the road to national safety.

There’s growing evidence that the Obama administration is providing just enough aid to the rebels to sustain the war, but not enough to topple Assad.

Mobile phone user in Cuba

Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”

Blogs

McConnell finds himself in another tight re-election race with his career on the line, and another crisis in Iraq.

June 19, 2014

Military intervention in Iraq would inflame sectarian divisions and almost certainly kill civilians.

June 19, 2014

The Iranians are making concessions and Congress is asking for more. 

June 18, 2014

Will the leaders listen to the people this time?

June 18, 2014

There is a model for Dick Cheney’s belief that when it comes to being greeted as liberators, second time’s a charm.

June 18, 2014

Reed on Iraq and the US establishment press.

June 18, 2014

Liberal interventionists join GOP hawks and The Wall Street Journal in demanding war.

June 18, 2014

Hint: not by bombing it.

June 17, 2014

We’ve been talking to the wrong politicians about Iraq and yet the media continues to solicit them.

June 17, 2014

Clinton reverts back to one of the worst Bush-era tropes on the war.

June 16, 2014