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.
"The mothers and sons I saw pay the highest price, in blood, fear, anger and worry."
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.
President Obama strained in Monday's United Nations speech to explain the rationale behind U.S. foreign policy.
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.
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.
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.
What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?
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.
Few could have missed what are likely the most contemptible words ever uttered by a candidate for the presidency of the United States - words that show just how unqualified he is to aspire to that office.