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The War Is Lost
This essay appears in the August 16th, 2007 issue of the New York Review of Books and is posted here with the kind permission of the editors of that magazine. 1. On May 30, the Coalition held a ceremony in the Kurdistan town of Erbil to mark its handover of security in Iraq's three Kurdish...
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For Progressives, Gore's the One in 2008
In recent days, the word used more and more frequently to describe Hillary Clinton's march to the Democratic presidential nomination has been "inevitable." She consistently leads public opinion polls across the country by a good 10 points over her nearest rival. Hollywood, after a brief infatuation...
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Saving Iraq
Last week, a fierce critic of the Bush Administration's war in Iraq went, perhaps, a bridge too far. Pauline Baker, president of the Fund for Peace, flatly predicted that there is no hope for Iraq, other than its collapse and fragmentation. Upon issuing a report that described Iraq as the second...
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A Call to Bring All Troops Home
The Center for American Progress will call on Monday for the withdrawal of virtually all American troops from Iraq, for the first time--including US trainers in addition to combat forces. The new approach places CAP, a think tank with Clinton links, in conflict with the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study...
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If Reid Were Rove
The state of American politics is dismal. To begin with, there are no third choices. And, truthfully, there's hardly a second one either. If you had asked me prior to 2001, I would have echoed the long-held sentiment in American politics that there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between...
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Blackstone Greed
Thank you, Blackstone, for being so greedy. Your decision to go public in an IPO has, at long last, led to much-needed scrutiny and legislation that may upend the rules of the game in which secretive private equity partnerships have exploited what is legal but should be illegal: a 20-year-old tax...
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Health Care and the Horse Race
With Americans pegging health care reform as the top domestic priority, the candidates are unveiling their plans. Some are better than others, but none include the changes necessary to take on the twin scourges of the health care system: insurance providers and Big Pharma. Considering the...
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Maverick Mike Gravel
Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel is running for President in the Democratic primaries. At seventy-six, he has been out of politics for two and a half decades. Now he wants back in. And he's making his strong opposition to the Iraq War the centerpiece of his longshot effort to win the nomination...
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James Dobson as Cotton Mather
An Army of Devils is horribly broke in upon the place which is our center . . . . And the houses of the good people there are filled with the doleful shrieks of their children. . . tormented by invisible hands. - Cotton Mather (1692) The Puritans are back and who more worthy to lead them than...
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The Black Caucus' Fatal FOX News Embrace
The leadership and majority of the 43-member Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is certainly "dancing with the Devil" in their obscene pursuit of presidential debate face-time on FOX News, the Republican Party's media mouthpiece and the nation's most relentless source of anti-Black propaganda. We are...
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