At the Altar of American Greatness

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by Andrew Bacevich Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one of the toughest and most unforgiving jobs… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump’s Scrubbed 2008 List of Important Presidential Attributes

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by Eli Clifton Over the weekend, Donald Trump hit back at Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of Muslim Army captain Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq in 2004. Their crime? Khizr Khan told the Democratic National Convention audience that… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal and The Post-Ideological Moment

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj For those of us whose job (or hobby) is to understand Iran’s position in the Middle East and in the world, the potential nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 should do more than just change the… Continue Reading  

Neocons and Democracy: Egypt as a Case Study

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by Jim Lobe If one thing has become clear in the wake of last week’s military coup d’etat against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, it’s that democracy promotion is not a core principle of neoconservatism. Unlike protecting Israeli security and preserving… Continue Reading  

The NSA and the One Percent

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by Bernard Chazelle Daniel Ellsberg, a man well versed in the matter, calls it “the most important leak in American history.” The scale of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program is indeed staggering. Not to put too fine a point on it,… Continue Reading