Tag Archive: Obama

Why are we afraid to talk about Israel?

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As you may know, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress yesterday. Some lawmakers came under fire for attending or not attending this speech, which to be honest is merely symbolic. Despite the issues… Continue reading

John Oliver investigates the chilling details of the U.S. drone program

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John Olliver’s Last Week Tonight does a good job of explaining exactly why Americans should be concerned about our drone program.  He draws on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism as a resource, as did… Continue reading

Waiting For The Next President

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Saleh El Machnouk is a Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a rising star in Lebanese politics. A former teacher, activist, and political commentator, Machnouk was one of the earliest… Continue reading

The War Has Never Stopped

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The theatrics of war declarations and congressional resolutions can make it appear as if the United States is only just now restarting direct involvement in conflicts in the Middle East.  President Obama claimed… Continue reading

There and Back Again

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Our foreign policy debate masks the real danger we face — ourselves. Otto von Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor of Germany, is reputed to have said, “God has a special providence for fools, drunks,… Continue reading

Coverage This Week: Iraq, ISIS and Our Foreign Policy

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Last Wednesday, President Obama became the fourth US leader in a row to order air strikes against targets in Iraq. That Obama — recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Price, 2008 anti-war candidate,… Continue reading

Introducing…

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Eric Cantor, We Hardly Knew Ye

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Who knew the midterms could be as riveting as Game of Thrones? And yes, I do think Game of Thrones is an appropriate metaphor for any situation. In the kind of shocking twist… Continue reading

Part V: Final Thoughts on Millennial Politics

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This is fifth part of a five-part essay on the coming alliance of libertarian and progressive Millennials in American politics. Click here for Part I, Part II,  Part III, and Part IV. I… Continue reading