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‘The America and the World of Our Dreams—How Far Away They Seem on This Memorial Day!’
Ninety-nine years ago, an editorial in the magazine pleaded for “a world freed from the burden of mutual national distrust and hatred and deceit.”
May 23, 2017
Our Embarrassment in Chief’s International Trip Is No Laughing Matter
Let’s not grade a guy holding the nuclear codes on a curve.
May 22, 2017
What Explains Trump’s Sharp About-Face on Saudi Arabia?
It has more than a little to do with the power of the Saudi lobby—as well as the administration’s deep hostility toward Iran.
May 20, 2017
Donald Trump Committed Another Impeachable Offense This Week
And it had nothing to do with the Russia investigation.
May 19, 2017
Joe Lieberman Is a Civil Libertarian’s Nightmare
The nation’s top law-enforcement officer shouldn’t have flagrant disregard for constitutional protections.
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May 18, 2017
Who Pays the Moral Price of War?
Our desire for never-ending intervention overseas causes never-ending pain for our troops.
Peter Van Buren
May 17, 2017
Trump Is Poised to Plunge Deeper Into the Afghan Quagmire
More US troops cannot stabilize the corrupt and despised government in Kabul.
Michael T. Klare
May 16, 2017
Are Trump’s Friendly Overtures to Autocrats a Break With Diplomatic Tradition?
The military bases America keeps in 45 less-than-democratic nations are evidence of our long-standing collaboration with repressive regimes.
May 16, 2017
The US Will Never Win the War in Afghanistan
The military has no strategy for victory, merely a plan to avoid defeat.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 15, 2017
In Tartous, Syria, Women Wear Black, Youth Are in Hiding, and Bitterness Grows
This Alawite city used to support the regime, but most now believe Assad cheated his own people by sending them into an endless, pointless war.