The Semtex President

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by John Feffer Every few years — sometimes four, sometimes eight — America’s political mood swings from one pole to another. It’s a not-uncommon disorder for democracies. Voters get disgusted with one flavor of politics and opt for another. For… Continue Reading  

A Vote This Week Could End U.S. Role In Yemen War

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by Kate Kizer and William D. Hartung Yemen is in the midst of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in modern times, and the United States and its allies in Saudi Arabia bear a large part of the responsibility. A… Continue Reading  

The Operational Code of President Trump

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by Paul R. Pillar Press reports indicate that later this week President Trump will “decertify” the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), relying on a clause in the relevant review legislation that permits the president… Continue Reading  

How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars

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by Andrew Bacevich Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one faraway place, but at least seven.  Second, the vast majority of the American people… Continue Reading  

Sorry, Democrats: Your NRA Is Spelled AIPAC

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by M.J. Rosenberg Congressional Democrats really hate the National Rifle Association and its success in shutting down debate on gun policy through intimidation — from cutting off campaign contributions, to funding opponents, to launching primaries, to simply making legislators’ lives… Continue Reading