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A Radical Proposal

Want to end the threat of terrorism against this country? Put George Bush on trial for war crimes. Continue reading

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Kafkaland

“My American dream became an American nightmare.” -American immigrant Syed Anwar Hashmi, describing the arrest and imprisonment of his son, essentially for political speech. Syed Fahad Hashmi now sits in solitary confinement nearly all his waking hours.

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In Our Name

Obama has championed the idea of the American Caesar and made it bipartisan consensus Continue reading

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The Failures of Barack Obama

We had such high hopes. The presidency of Barack Obama started off with a bang, as he repudiated the most reprehensible policies of the previous administration through a series of executive signing orders. But since then it’s been all downhill. … Continue reading

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A Rich Embarrassment

In the final days of negotiation on the healthcare bill, President Obama twice postponed diplomatic trips to Indonesia and Australia, in order to close a deal that had engulfed the first 15 months of his presidency. The achievement noticeably improved … Continue reading

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Back into the Light

At an alumni function last year, I spoke with a friend I had not seen in over a decade. He had spent many of the intervening years in Afghanistan with the US Army, in an intelligence unit. I asked him … Continue reading

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