Every September 11 we reopen our national wounds and remind ourselves why we should be afraid. It’s past time for the public vigils to become private so we can give ourselves permission to heal.
Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for your service to our country. As you know, President Obama’s historic peace accord with Iran is in jeopardy. Granted, we could smash Iran into little […]
He was a surprise, actually, or “unplanned,” as they call such things, but in the coming years, no one ever really remembered that part. She read Doctor Spock, just to get ready, […]
Afghan justice is buried three sub-basements down. In the New York Times, Rob Nordlund has been covering the story of young Afghan couple Zakia and Mohammad Ali, who, after eloping in March, […]
Mental Illness a Prerequisite to Run for Public Office It’s unbelievable what people would do to be in power. I know: It happens everywhere. I can’t believe that normal people in their […]
A panel of experts looks at the U.S. and NATO end game in Afghanistan. Cross-posted from the Foreign Policy in Focus Blog Focal Points. Recent coverage of Afghanistan by Newsweek-slash-the Daily Beast […]
Gen. Petraeus allowed unprecedented access to conservative Washington think tankers. On Tuesday, December 18, at the Washington Post, Rajiv Chandrasekaran revealed that, while he was top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David […]
Nothing is sadder than dying at the hands of those you’re sworn to protect. In an article for the Los Angeles Times, David Zucchino writes about the incident at Kabul International Airport […]
Memorial Day has become our most conflicted holiday. I’m bothered by it, and I know I am not the only one.
Guilt for the 17 Afghan civilians that Sgt. Bales was alleged to have killed is shared by many Americans.