Opinion

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Marines in Afghanistan and Republican hate culture

The scandal that broke last week over U.S. Marines urinating on dead Afghanis is not simply a case of a few "bad apples," or "bad management" up the chain of command.

Gingrich, The Times and doomsday

A large enough device can generate up to two billion watts, about what Hoover Dam turns out in a day.

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The Iraq war is not over for my son

I finally got the call I had been waiting for since President Obama announced that our troops will be home for the holidays . My son will be returning from Iraq.

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The Iraq war is over - or is it?

President Obama deserves praise for fulfilling his promise to end a war he opposed before he even started campaigning for the presidency.

Six incredibly bad films inspired by the Cold War

For some filmmakers, the Cold War became a convenient excuse for moronic plotlines, insufferable jingoism, and unapologetically reactionary politics. 

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New military base in Australia: wrong direction

More U.S. military force in the Asia-Pacific area is provocative and unnecessary. Instead of building more military bases, we should be closing them.

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Climate change tied to extreme weather

The end of October, a powerful snowstorm hit the East Coast, knocking out electricity for about two million homes and leaving at least three dead.

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Troops coming home from Iraq - can Afghanistan be next?

As important as the troop withdrawal is what happens to them after they leave. Will they go now to Afghanistan? Will they serve in some other location abroad?

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Can we avoid history's "blood-dimmed tide"?

The destruction of the Roman Empire took over 300 years ending with the sack of Rome

Due process by drone

The assassination of al-Awlaki has elicited criticism in the main because he is a U.S. citizen and is supposed to be accorded the constitutional right to due process.

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