Author Archives: Peter Van Buren
This is where the hysterical World War III theory falls apart.
Celebrated filmmaker continues tradition of avoiding inconvenient truths.
It reveals a dangerous strain of vengeance in U.S. foreign policy.
Because Iraq was Obama’s war to lose.
Civilian deaths weren’t always ‘accidental.’
Trump’s election was not the wake-up call for smug liberals that many thought it would be.
Free speech is messy, and it is our essential defense against fascism, whether from the left or the right.
Drone strikes require deeper reforms than changing which officials approve a “kill list.”
A State Department veteran clarifies what is and isn’t unprecedented about the travel ban.
Secretary Tillerson will lead diplomats increasingly on the sidelines of foreign-policy decisions.
Clinton supporters have a new fantasy of bringing down Trump with the Emoluments Clause.
Attempts to overturn the election threaten to undermine the tradition of peaceful transfer of power.
Obama will hand the new administration an unprecedented amount of presidential prerogatives.
Carter’s, Clinton’s, and Trump’s.
They are us.
She won’t be able to escape “terrorism.”
It’s not a coup; it’s a surrender.
Don’t forget she is running for office while under investigation by the FBI.
There are things we’ve forgotten that couldn’t matter more.
Five urgent questions that were ignored in the 2012 debates—and are being ignored now← Older posts
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