My Role With the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee


by James J. Zogby I wasn’t going to write about this subject, but something happened yesterday over lunch that prompted me to reconsider. I was having a peaceful meal with my wife when two men sat down in the next… Continue Reading  

Endless War, Undeclared and Undebated


by Mel Gurtov The death of six US soldiers in Afghanistan on December 21 at the hands of a Taliban suicide bomber brings to 21 the number of US combat deaths there in 2015. Once again we must confront the… Continue Reading  

Convicted Liar Lies About Obama’s “Shameful” Refugee Policy


by Eli Clifton Elliott Abrams’ conviction for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra hearings should offer some indication of the neoconservative’s loyalty to the truth. But that setback certainly hasn’t discouraged Abrams from taking shortcuts with facts in the greater… Continue Reading  

Eli Lake Rejects Obama’s “Politics of Fear”


by Derek Davison When it comes to fear, Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake knows what he’s talking about. Over the years he’s warned us of the dangers posed by Saddam Hussein’s stockpiled weapons of mass destruction, the Persian Gulf nation… Continue Reading  

No Lone Rangers in Drone Warfare


by Pratap Chatterjee The myth of the lone drone warrior is now well established and threatens to become as enduring as that of the lone lawman with a white horse and a silver bullet who rode out into the Wild… Continue Reading