The Pentagon’s public relations machine is working overtime these days trying to sell a theme of "progress" in Afghanistan to push back against calls to end the war. The message machine behind this push is gargantuan, costing $547 million and employing more than 27,000 people. But, as our latest Rethink Afghanistan video shows, all that [...]
|By: Derrick Crowe Thursday September 2, 2010 5:55 pm|
|By: Derrick Crowe Wednesday August 25, 2010 5:00 am|
On college campuses, credit card companies entice naive undergrads into signing up for super-high-interest-rate credit cards by giving away “perceived high-value items” like t-shirts or coffee mugs. They’re called perceived high value items because they really aren’t worth as much as people assume. Their only purpose is to distract from the terrible terms in the [...]
|By: Derrick Crowe Monday June 7, 2010 4:55 pm|
When it comes to Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke wants to get technical, but only when it suits him. This morning, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan went on NPR’s All Things Considered to take umbrage with reports, including Brave New Foundation’s latest Rethink Afghanistan video, that the Afghanistan War today supplanted Vietnam as the longest [...]
|By: Josh Mull Monday April 5, 2010 3:15 pm|
Former South Carolina senator Fritz Hollings has an excellent editorial out today calling the US war in Afghanistan “Not Necessary.” It’s always good to see fiscal conservatives sticking to their beliefs and opposing the incredible cost, but Hollings also stakes his reputation and personal experience with Vietnam against the current conflict:
|By: Derrick Crowe Wednesday January 27, 2010 3:15 pm|
The State of the Union talking points distributed by the White House this morning seem to indicate that the president will only briefly discuss Afghanistan tonight, but we are working hard to keep the spotlight on the Afghanistan war. Tonight, join us for a State of the Union watch party streamed live on Rethink Afghanistan’s [...]
|By: Jason Rosenbaum Tuesday November 24, 2009 9:00 am|
I believe that Republicans are poised to cement their complete opposition to everything Obama by twisting their political principles to oppose further escalation of troops in Afghanistan. Unless, of course, Obama can be convinced not to send more troops.
|By: Jason Rosenbaum Tuesday November 3, 2009 8:30 am|
For the last three months, we’ve all had the pleasure of reading posts on the Afghanistan war by Derrick Crowe.
Derrick has been writing regularly on the war, bringing to bear facts, video testimony, statistics, political insight, and thoughtful arguments to drive home the point that escalating the war in Afghanistan is the wrong policy. Derrick has been writing and researching so prolifically because he’s been on a three month fellowship, using funds provided out-of-pocket by the good folks over at Brave New Foundation and the editors here at The Seminal.
Yesterday, Derrick’s three month fellowship came to an end. Now we asking for your help to keep it going.