Tag Archives: foreign policy

If the Republican attempt to kill peace talks with Iran isn’t treason, it’s pretty damn close

The Obama administration, in hopes of derailing conservative plans for war with Iran, is presently working with our nation’s allies to broker a diplomatic solution that would allow the Iranians to pursue a non-military nuclear program while putting in place a framework of strict international oversight. Republicans in Washington, not wanting to see a peace […]

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Howard Dean on his 2004 run for President: “We were really running against the Democratic party… The Democratic party was becoming increasingly what we would now call corporatist. They’d given up. They just weren’t fighting for a better country.”

A few days ago, at the Netroots Nation conference, I had the good fortune to catch a session with former presidential candidate, and progressive standard bearer, Howard Dean. Following is the first of three videos I hope to post over the coming weeks, accompanied by my quick attempt at transcription. In this clip, you’ll hear […]

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Because you asked for it, here’s my ill-informed, not-terribly-thoughtful, completely unsatisfying post on Syria

I have absolutely nothing of value to add to the debate on whether or not we get involved in the Syrian civil war. I know that. And I’m inclined to just keep my mouth shut. But, as people keep writing to me, demanding that I take a stand, as though what’s said on a tiny […]

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Obama forcefully tears apart the bewildered shell of Mitt Romney in third and final debate on foreign policy

People came away from the last presidential debate not talking about Romney’s commanding presence, but his gaffs. What had people talking the next day, as they stood around the coffee pot at work, wasn’t a clever zinger that the successful dismantler of companies had made about Obama’s hatred of capitalism, but Romney’s nonsensical and offensive […]

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