The Hawks’ Hypocrisy Exposed Anew

On the very same day that the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board gives Sens. Joe Lieberman and John McCain yet another platform to press Obama to provide weapons and other support to Libyan rebels to end the “Gadhafi dictatorship,” Tim… Continue Reading  

New Iran Group

From Politico’s Ben Smith: New Iran group to press White House on democracy With democratic revolutions shaking the Middle East, a Democratic think tank, the Progressive Policy Institute, and the pro-democracy group Freedom House are launching a new task force… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, Intolerance “R” Us

America’s Growing Intolerance How “Enemy Creep” Is Guantanamo-izing America By Karen J. Greenberg Reprinted with permission of Just in case you thought that “political correctness” had been thoroughly discredited in the culture wars of the 1990s, it’s back —… Continue Reading  

Libya, Iraq, and Humanitarianism

Glenn Greenwald has a typically thorough and well-argued piece attacking the claim that opposing intervention in Libya means that one is indifferent to the suffering of Libyans. Greenwald is, I think, certainly correct on this point; there are enough compelling… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Hope and Turmoil in 2011

The Butterfly and the Boiling Point Charting the Wild Winds of Change in 2011 By Rebecca Solnit Reprinted with permission of Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise,… Continue Reading