Category Archives: War

Trump’s new war plan is an awful lot like the old one

The Trump administration has a new plan for the war in Syria, Spencer Ackerman reports for The Daily Beast, and it’s the same as the old one: bomb the hell out of the Islamic State and other extremists while not … Continue reading

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Shut it down

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wrote a letter to House Speaker John Boehner. In that letter, Reid played the role of seasoned, wise statesman and extended offered some sage political advice: “Ignore your base.” With respect to the … Continue reading

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Syria is not Iraq (and apples are not oranges)

Like other Democratic consultants with careers to keep in mind, Robert Creamer, husband of liberal Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, is currently busy reassuring progressives that Barack Obama’s desired attack on Syria will be “completely different” from the shock and awe … Continue reading

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The economist

Who but an economist could speak of the downside of funneling money to the world’s largest professional killing machine in a way so devoid of humanity? “Every time someone mentions a defense cut, a member of Congress talks about protecting … Continue reading

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Winding up

Last week, I noted this quote from Josh Marshall, editor of the liberal Talking Points Memo: “Basically everything Barack Obama has done since coming into office has been to unwind the thicket of commitments, practices and open wars begun under … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan was right

While I was at the beach enjoying my last few days here in Nicaragua before heading back to the center of All That Is Wrong With America (Media Division), I guess — at least judging by all the liberal-sense-of-superiority fellating … Continue reading

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Killing by remote control

Under George W. Bush, it was an Outrage! that the U.S. government was indefinitely imprisoning poor, innocent foreigners without so much as charging them with a crime. Under Barack Obama, killing poor, innocent foreigners without so much as charging them … Continue reading

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