Opinion

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2015 “Are you serious?” awards

Each year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to individuals, companies, and governments that make following the news a daily adventure.

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More military force is not the answer

President Obama's request to authorize use of military force against the so-called Islamic State opens unhappy comparisons with earlier misguided U.S. military ventures.

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Dead child walking: A cry from the heart

"The mothers and sons I saw pay the highest price, in blood, fear, anger and worry."

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U.S. foreign policy, what is going on?

The U.S. foots 75 percent of NATO's bill, increasingly hard to do given the enormous costs of the Afghan and Iraq wars, the pivot to Asia, and the war in Syria.

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Obama at UN

President Obama strained in Monday's United Nations speech to explain the rationale behind U.S. foreign policy.

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Free Chelsea Manning and all political prisoners

For most Americans, the phrase "political prisoner" conjures up images of shady foreign governments plucking dissidents from their beds at night, never to be heard from again.

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Perspectives on Pfc. Bradley Manning from an anti-war veteran

This new generation of young war resisters has said 'no' to being a part of the U.S. military machine. They're risking a lot to speak the truth from their 'inside' perspective.

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Let's give Guantanamo Bay back to Cuba

Guantanamo will only be closed if there continues to be a broad-based movement that pressures the government to close the prison; but this closure should be only a first step in a longterm strategy.

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Global capitalism: The gift that keeps on taking

What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?

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Gaza-Israel: cease-fire now

Events in recent days between Israel and the Hamas-led government in Gaza show the danger of Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's refusal to work seriously toward the resolution of Palestinian grievances.

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