“Welcome to the 2nd decade in a row of humanitarian war.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBOlNxTTcBs#t=08m42s During the Bush administration, Democrats often boasted that — unlike the president and his aides, who were consumed by millenarian dreams of remaking the Middle East in the image of American democracy — they were part of the...

Karl Marx Mancrushes on Abe Lincoln (Or, How To Make Ron Paul’s Head Explode)

ISReview: Lincoln’s proclamation is even more important than the Maryland campaign. Lincoln is a sui generis figure in the annals of history. He has no initiative, no idealistic impetus, no cothurnus, no historical trappings. He gives his most important actions always the most commonplace form….His latest...

Homeland Insecurity in the US Dividing Refugee Families

Steve Lannen of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports on the unintended consequences of so-called ‘material support’ provisions contained within the Patriot Act: Losi Grodya works two jobs, has a driver’s license, is working on a community college degree and is readying to take her U.S. citizenship exam....

A Glimpse At Civil War

Yesterday, Kos, in the middle of defending why his site has entrenched itself firmly in the Obama ranks, expressed what a lot of Democrats are feeling at this point regarding Hillary Clinton; that her continued candidacy will result in a bloody civil war amongst Democrats. More stepping stones than hurdles...

Quote Of The Day: The Blind Leading The Naked

Iran’s involvement in Lebanon is destabilizing, to be sure. An international confrontation with Tehran would be serious indeed, and Hezbollah’s political power within Lebanon is cause for concern. But the [Bush] administration has allowed the focus on Iran and Hezbollah to result in policy that...

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