War

Opinion: Why It Matters that We Call the Russian Invasion What It Is: Genocide, Not War

Opinion: Why It Matters that We Call the Russian Invasion What It Is: Genocide, Not War

we shouldn’t refer to their acts of barbarism and wholesale mass murder as “war.” We need to call it what…

2 years ago

Worries Arise Over Where Trump’s Sudden Militarism Will Take Us

Trump's isolationist hypocrisy is the least of our problems. It is where that hypocrisy is taking us, and at an…

7 years ago

Opinion: Trump Doesn’t Care That American-led Airstrike Kills 18 Syrian Allies

Central Command issued a statement calling the careless attack on American allies a tragic episode and said the cause of…

7 years ago

Krugman: Trump Distracts From the GOP Pledge To Double Down On W. Bush Policies

Krugman says the GOP establishment is determined "to take whatever didn't work from 2001 to 2008 and do it again…

8 years ago

Paris Terror Attacks Will Trigger Weekend-Long Republican War-gasms

The Islamic State counts on the response they're going to get from Republicans this weekend, and GOP leaders will be…

9 years ago

Bernie Sanders Shreds Republican Hypocrites For Not Understanding The Real Cost of War

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is completely shredding Republicans by calling out their hypocrisy of being pro-war, but refusing to take…

10 years ago

If Republicans Really Supported The Troops They Wouldn’t Propose Privatizing the VA

If Republicans supported the troops and appreciated the sacrifice of those who made it home alive then they would not…

10 years ago

Ralph Nader Attacks the Imperial Presidency but Ignores the Do-Nothing Congress

Ralph Nader is railing against the "imperial presidency" but has nothing to say about our runaway, do-nothing Congress. It makes…

11 years ago

The Bush Presidential Library, Museum and Think Tank. Think Tank?

Thursday marks the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, not to mention a think tank. What…

11 years ago

An Examination of a Legit Defense Expenditure Would Out a Number Of Illegitimate Money-Wasters

The U.S. has an enormous number of military personnel and weaponry in the U.S. territory of Guam. It's legit, but…

11 years ago

It’s Time to Start Treating Cuba as a Neighbor

The American government persists in shutting out communist Cuba while welcoming communist Vietnam and China. It's time to bring Cuba…

11 years ago

The Right Claims Liberals Have a Dull-Witted, Self-Defeating, Abjectly Wicked Worldview

Conservatives seem completely confused and befuddled by reality, as evidenced by Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber and his recent scree

11 years ago

One fiery speech and the Syrian threat is taken to a whole new level

Reporting on the recent Assad defiant speech and a recent story on Russia's role in the Syrian civil war. Syria…

11 years ago

Opposition to Chuck Hagel is a No-Win Scenario for the GOP

There is no conceivable outcome in which GOP opposition to Chuck Hagel ends happily for Republicans

11 years ago

The civil war in Syria may be coming to a head as negotiations urged

The Syrian civil war drags on. Russia is sending ships and marines to Syria and both the U.S. and Russia…

11 years ago

Tea Party Fantasies of Sending Obama to Prison for Benghazi

Tea Partiers indulge in wild fantasies of sending President Obama to prison since they haven't managed to impeach him for…

11 years ago

Pamela Geller Really, Really Hates Islam, Obama, and the UN

Even when compared to 2012's other conservative ranters and spewers, a sour-faced lot if there ever was one, Muslim-baiter Pamela…

11 years ago

Obama’s Support for Israel’s Iron Dome Gives GOP Fits of Cognitive Dissonance

Facts crash into belief where Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system is concerned. How could Obama have paid for it…

11 years ago

Move Over Star Wars: A Trilogy of GOP Cognitive Dissonance: 2008, 2012, 2016

The Republican Party's doldrums are likely to continue until they acknowledge reality, but there are no signs of that happening…

12 years ago

What do Kim Kardashian, Milkshakes and the Middle East have in common?

Kim Kardashian is heading for the mid-east to open 2 new Milk Bars. She'll also learn move about the region…

12 years ago

How the Pax Americana is to Blame for Israel’s Attacks on Gaza

Israel could not have attacked Gaza without the tacit consent of the American government, which persists in seeing Israel as…

12 years ago

In Foreign Policy Romney Needs to be More than Not-Obama

Mitt Romney is campaigning as not-Obama and in this case at least, he is being entirely honest: he is not…

12 years ago

Pamela Geller’s New Ad Campaign Calls Muslims Savages

Pamela Geller disengenuously claims she does not hate all Arabs and Muslims despite paraphrasing an Ayn Rand quote which does…

12 years ago

Meme of Desperation – Bush Gave Middle East 10 Years of Peace

In a breathtaking revision of history, we are being told that President Bush gave the Middle East ten years of…

12 years ago

Romney and Ryan – The Haters in Chief

It is un-American to have as a president a man who preaches religious intolerance and who promotes the idea of…

12 years ago

Ask Osama bin Laden is he is better off now than he was four years ago

John Kerry exposed the Romney-Ryan foreign policy as the neocon shell game that it is, contrasting it with the steady…

12 years ago

The GOP’s Dystopian Dream of America’s Future

Why should the federal deficit scare us compared to an uninhabitable planet? Aren't mountains without tops more frightening than an…

12 years ago

The Tea Party May Think it Runs the Country, but They are Wrong

Citizens may think the ultra right tea party has all the power in the U.S. In truth, they have almost…

12 years ago

American Fatwa: Challenging the Drone Killing of Progressive Values

We should be really clear about the lines we're crossing if we don't challenge the undemocratic killing of what are…

12 years ago

Big Money is Rolling in for State Candidates

While political attention is riveted on Washington, millions of dollars are flowing into state campaign coffers in preparation for a…

12 years ago

Senate Study Proves Republicans Wrong on Torture

After a three year study, the Senate Intelligence Committee is confirming what many of us already know. Aside from being…

12 years ago

The Catawampus State of 2012 America

The U.S. is catawampus; in short the country is a mess driven by a right-wing Supreme Court and the gun-nut…

12 years ago

How the Republican War Machine Has Lied to America About Iran

The imminent threat from Iran that Republicans like to fear monger about has existed since Ronald Reagan, and the surest…

12 years ago

Deadbeat War Hawks Want more Blood and Pillage in Iran

The American military industrial complex is gearing up our army to butcher through the Iranian people, and the bill will…

12 years ago

Mitt Romney’s Errand Boy, Ron Paul Calls Rick Santorum a ‘Liberal’

Ron Paul, Mitt Romney's errand boy, who is in charge of making Rick Santorum look bad to his conservative base…

12 years ago

Are Britain and Argentina Headed for Falkland Islands War Redux?

Argentina is demanding the "return" of the Falkand Islands, which are British territory and inhabited by English-speaking British citizens.

12 years ago

Incontinent Marines Are Unintentional Anti-Heroes

While we cannot excuse deplorable behavior, we ought not to delude ourselves that the urinating Marines are unusual. Rather, it…

12 years ago

Santorum Doctrine to Attack Nations If We Don’t Like Their Religion

Santorum says it is okay to attack another country if we don't like their religion, even though that religion sounds…

12 years ago

Sarah Palin Doesn’t Know the Difference Between North and South Korea

This morning on Glenn Beck's radio show, Sarah Palin revealed that she thinks North Korea are our allies and she's…

14 years ago

America Falling Down: We’re Not the Good Guys Anymore

We suffered a mental collapse, the same thing that happened to William Foster in Falling Down. But what Foster did…

14 years ago

Texas Governor Rick Perry Dreams of a Second Mexican War

Rick Perry is talking about a Second Mexican War à la Zachary Taylor and the Halls of Montezuma. Maybe he…

14 years ago

Bryan Fischer Wants You to Leave Him on the Battlefield

Saving lives is feminine. We'll remember that if Mr. Fischer ever finds himself on a battlefield. "Sorry, it wouldn't be…

14 years ago

Those Don’t Tax But Spend Republicans At it Again

American defense spending in 2007 alone amounted to just over half of what was spent in the entire world. In…

14 years ago

Going Rogue: The Bush Doctrine and American Exceptionalism

For Bush, war became THE political instrument. No longer does war pick up where politics leave off; war becomes a…

14 years ago

The Tale of the Weepy Orangeman

In the wake of the 2010 midterm elections it is important to know who John Boehner is and what it…

14 years ago

The GOP’s Unconstitutional Remedies

The American Revolution ended British rule; the Constitution created the United States of America, and that creation did not all…

14 years ago

The GOP is Living on a Prayer

The Republicans talk a lot about prayer, a natural off-shoot of their tendency to talk about God. If there was…

14 years ago

Propaganda Tool Sarah Palin Uses Pat Tillman to Glorify War

Sarah Palin spoke in San Jose yesterday, where she engaged in her usual faux-military cheerleading speechiness. Never mind that in…

14 years ago

Republicans Defy Military Leaders By Not Condemning Quran Burning

Both top US commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, and one of his deputies, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, are warning…

14 years ago

About Last Night, Republicans….

And then yesterday, as the President got ready to announce the last combat troops were out of Iraq, and the…

14 years ago

Sarah Palin Glenn Beck And The Conservative Hero Myth

The conservative demand for heroes is more intense than ever. There can never be enough dead heroes, Reagan, McCarthy and…

14 years ago

The Ghost of Vietnam Haunts the Left and Right Over Iraq

I don’t know about you, but for years, I’ve been secretly longing for that Time Life moment post World War…

14 years ago

Reflections on a Crusade Gone Wrong: Bush’s Iraq War 2003-2010

Now that the last US combat brigade has driven into Kuwait, it is an appropriate time to look back at…

14 years ago

A Plea for American Healing As the War in Iraq Winds Down

The criticism of leaving Iraq comes from all sides. For the Left the troops can't get out fast enough, and…

14 years ago

The Voices for Peace Prevail as Obama Keeps His Iraq Promise

During his year a half as President, the nation, struggling under the weight of epic economic woes, easily tossed their…

14 years ago

President Obama Relieves General McChrystal of His Post

McChrystal arrived at White House ready to tender his resignation Wednesday at 10:00 AM. At 1:15 PM, MSNBC announced that…

14 years ago

Rachel Maddow Lasers in on McChrystal’s Counterinsurgency Doctrine

What may come as a surprise to the General is that his own actions are casting doubts regarding the General’s…

14 years ago

Franklin Graham’s One Man Jihad Against Freedom of Religion

Franklin Graham wants to use democratic principles to establish Christianity as the official state religion of the USA. He uses…

14 years ago

How Obama’s Nuclear Weapons Strategy Will Save the World

After the historic Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty signed the previous week between the United States and Russia, the seemingly logical…

14 years ago

Superman Obama Finds Bush’s Kryptonite Emails

The old right wing knows how to play the left's justified concern over justice, truth and transparency to a t!…

14 years ago

Palin’s Hagiography Tour Strains Federal Law at Ft. Bragg

Sarah Palin appeared at Fort Bragg today, promoting her book, "Going Rogue" to the military. Palin had promised to limit…

15 years ago

Republicans Impose Their “Decider” Approach re Afghanistan Strategy

Republicans are insinuating that Obama's "delay", aka, seeking input from naysayers and congress before making a decision regarding strategy in…

15 years ago

Republicans Threaten Terrorist Attacks if Holder Investigates Torture

Republicans are playing the terrorism card to dissuade Attorney General Eric Holder from investigating torture. Nine GOP lawmakers have sent…

15 years ago

Coleman Congratulates Franken on Senate Win

After the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Al Franken should be certified the winner of the 2008 US Senate race…

15 years ago

Republicans Accuse Al Franken of Trying to Steal the Election

The Republican National Committee and the Coleman campaign released statements today calling Democrat Al Franken's attempt to certify his Senate…

15 years ago

Reid Pressures Coleman to Concede

During his statement to the new Congress, Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) waded into the disputed Minnesota Senate race…

15 years ago