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5 Myths About ISIS and Iraq

Thousands of Americans were killed and trillions expended in Iraq over the last 11 years. Tragically, all of this was in vain since the situation […]

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Will President Obama Put American Soldiers in Iraq and Syria in Time?

When President Obama addresses the nation Wednesday night, on the event of the 13th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, the country faces its greatest […]

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Where Is the Outrage Over James Foley’s Beheading?

There have been two weeks of outrage over the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The details of the shooting are still fuzzy, but […]

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After Ukraine, Good Luck Getting Iran to Give Up Nukes

Hardliners in Iran are using America’s impotence in dealing with the crisis in the Ukraine as an example of what happens when you give up […]

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PHOTO: Ukrainian Flag Painted On Russian Federation Flagpole In Philadelphia

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Edward Snowden Is a Hero

That settles it, then: Edward Snowden is a hero. You remember Snowden, of course. He’s the former NSA contractor who took the agency’s secrets — including […]

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No, Let’s Not Start War in Iran Quite Yet

In all but the most optimistic scenarios, a war to keep nuclear arms out of Iran’s hands would be a very costly endeavor. Literally, in […]

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Where Is America’s Nelson Mandela?

As the entire world joined South Africans in laying the father of their nation, Nelson Mandela, to rest this week, much has been said about […]

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Mayor Nutter Is Going to the Wrong European City

So Mayor Nutter is going to London in a couple of weeks. I get it. He wants to improve the city’s business relations. He’s looking […]

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Vladimir Putin Writes Most Hilarious Anti-War Op-Ed Ever to Appear in the New York Times

We think the journalist Jeffrey Goldberg has the best take on Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times, urging the U.S. to […]

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2013 Liberty Medal Ceremony for Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton received the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center last night at […]

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On Syria, President Obama Could Invite Impeachment

For most of his presidency, Barack Obama has disappointed supporters mostly by not being different enough from his predecessor, George W. Bush. His failure to […]

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Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey Support the Coming War in Syria

As the coming war with Syria approaches and cooler heads try their hardest to prevail, Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey are throwing their support […]

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Four Questions for President Obama About Going to War in Syria

Well, it sure looks like America is going to go to war in Syria. President Obama, who rose to presidential plausibility as the anti-war alternative […]

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We Need to Rebrand the Climate Change Conversation

As the Earth appears to snap, crackle and pop into a molten lava pulp of pain, the reaction of its largest super power inhabitant is […]