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Thursday, February 04, 2016

President Obama is being pressed by some of his top national security aides to approve the use of American military power in Libya to open up another front against the Islamic State. read more


President Obama is being pressed by some of his top national security aides to approve the use of American military power in Libya to open up another front against the Islamic State. read more


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Michele Bachmann is fantasizing about the apocalypse again -- but it's hard to tell if she's trying to stop it or enthusiastically cheering it on. The former Republican congresswoman appeared Saturday on the "end times" radio program hosted by Jan Markell and Eric Barger, who she warned that the Syrian civil war was setting up the biblical battle of Armageddon. "I believe that they are positioning themselves so that someday they could invade Israel to be able to take over the vast stores of oil and natural gas that Israel is controlling," she said, adding that "this very unique new partnership between Iran and Russia in Syria" with the support of China "lines up with scripture." All of these powers, she said, are seeking "a global world order to keep their game going into the future and to support them if they would invade against Israel." read more


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bill McKibben: Bernie Sanders keeps refusing to run the way that the pundits think he should -- that's what makes this primary so interesting and perhaps a turning point in American politics. ... In the last few days, we've seen folks such as Paul Krugman in the New York Times and Paul Starr in Politico patiently explain that Bernie is too far to the left to be president. It's like they're dumping water on the Wicked Witch of the West and waiting for her to shriek, "I'm melting!" But actually, he's just shrugging it off, like a duck. As [CNN moderator Chris] Cuomo tried to get him to confess to his socialism, his team just tweeted out a list of "socialist" accomplishments: Social Security, the minimum wage, Medicare, the 40-hour workweek. read more


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Robert Naiman, Just Foreign Policy: "I have a much longer history than one vote, which I said was a mistake because of the way that it was done and how the Bush administration handled it," Hillary Clinton said at CNN's Democratic town hall in Des Moines, Iowa. But many Democrats don't think that the vote to authorize the Iraq war -- which has killed thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, wounded many more physically and psychologically, and which apparently didn't really end in December 2011 -- can be dismissed as just "one vote. read more


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