One explanation put forth for why President Obama and his aides are so upset with the liberal base of the Democratic Party is that they believe Obama has achieved legislative success rivaling that of President Lyndon Johnson, but the base does not appreciate this success. Even NPR’s Mara Liasson easily refuted the “success” aspect of the comparison, but the comparison to LBJ is an especially poor choice for a number of other reasons, as well.
|By: Jim White Wednesday September 29, 2010 7:28 am|
|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: Josh Mull Thursday June 24, 2010 5:00 pm|
In the wake of General McChrystal’s firing, supporters of his counterinsurgency strategy have shifted to the blame game. Their target? US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry. But is Eikenberry really at fault, or has he been right all along?
|By: Norman Solomon Wednesday June 23, 2010 4:13 am|
Behind the uproar over Gen. McChrystal is a basic problem: The war in Afghanistan can’t be won and shouldn’t be fought.
|By: Josh Mull Thursday May 20, 2010 7:00 am|
The government is broken, in Afghanistan and the United States, and if we don’t use government the way it’s supposed to function, if we continue to play media games with our politics, the death toll will only get worse.
|By: Josh Mull Tuesday May 18, 2010 3:00 pm|
Today’s elections have nothing to do with throwing out incumbents and everything to do with affirming the status quo. Not a single candidate who opposes the war in Afghanistan is expected to win. It will take a lot more than partisan primaries to end the war.
|By: David Swanson Tuesday May 11, 2010 7:04 am|
Isn’t it time to call what Congress will soon vote on by its right name: war escalation funding?
|By: Josh Mull Tuesday March 16, 2010 7:00 am|
Submit your questions on Afghanistan for a Live Chat with Michael Moore and Robert Greenwald, March 16 at 3pm EST.
|By: Josh Mull Tuesday March 9, 2010 3:00 pm|
The problem is not the population of Marja, or it’s strategic significance. As long as we continue using military force and propping up a corrupt, illegitimate government, we will continue to fail.
|By: Josh Mull Monday March 8, 2010 9:30 am|
In the Iraq elections and the NATO escalation in Afghanistan, the high price Americans pay only buys a “violent semi-peace.”