What do all these things have in common: Cash-for-clunkers, IMF funding, pandemic flu preparations, and anti-narcotic aid to Mexico? They’re all considered “supplemental war funding” that the Senate approved in a late-night […]
by Anam Been a long hard week. All around the college where I work as a benefits coordinator, programs are out of funding for the summer. Financial aid is strained to the […]
by Jeff Huber Thomas E. Ricks, erstwhile journalist and author of The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008, has become the embodiment of the warmongery’s moral […]
Clark Hoyt’s New York Times public editor column on Monday, “Telling the Brutal Truth,” brings the ongoing “debate” over whether waterboarding is torture to brave new heights of absurdity.
Since President Obama approved the release of the torture memos, conservatives have jump-started their efforts to make the case that torture works. The testimony of everyone from historians to FBI agents aside, […]
During a recent segment on CNN’s AC 360, journalist and professor Mark Danner torpedoed CNN senior political analyst David Gergen’s attempt to minimize new revelations of Bush administration CIA torture tactics released by the Obama administration.
The buzzing topic of conversation throughout liberal America appears to be just how much change the new president brings to the table. His stalwart defenders rally to his side on comment threads, […]
If you’re not cheating you’re not trying. –Anonymous U.S. military officer by Jeff Huber As a naval aviator pal of mine once remarked, cadets in our military academies spend the summer before […]
by John Harvin Last night we had dinner with my daughter’s future in-laws. They are devout Christians, members of an ultra-conservative evangelical mega-church. As we sat down to eat, they asked if […]
by Jeff Huber Young Mr. Bush and his handlers managed to squander more than two centuries of American progress.Two interminable armed conflicts and the economic collapse they produced left President Obama with […]