Author Archives: Peter Van Buren

Is Trump Truly ‘Insane’?

His opponents are trying to use the 25th Amendment as a backdoor to impeachment, but that’s more Maoist than American.

Spielberg’s ‘Post’: Clumsy, Inaccurate, Anti-Trump Twaddle

The movie is badly disguised virtue signaling by Hollywood, that, as usual, warps history for its own purposes.

Losing Control of the American Fear Machine

How soon before we start demanding dangerous solutions to our mass-driven anxieties?

2017: The Year the Iraq War Truly Ended

So why does it feel like Iran is the only winner?

No, Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Nuke North Korea

Listen beyond the din of ‘mushroom cloud’ case-building, if you can.

Trump Nominee Has History of Suing Colleges Over Israel Boycotts

Kenneth Marcus says schools that allow BDS protests should lose federal funding. How is this not a violation of the First Amendment?

Rex Tillerson ‘Is a Dead Man Walking’

Fresh rumors of his demise may not be greatly exaggerated. Here’s why.

Don’t Blame Donald Trump for Eclipsing the State Department

The real culprit is a much older one: our militaristic foreign policy.

How to Talk to Trump-Hating Millennials This Thankgiving

They’ve got their callow Huffington Post dinner-conversation tips, now hear ours.

We Sent Them To War, Now It’s Our Turn To Pay

“I heard about Private First Class Brian Edward Hutson’s death at breakfast…”

Extend the First Amendment to Twitter and Google Now

Too many people are being shut up, and shut out of the quasi-public cyberspace.

Shutting Up Richard Spencer

Ohio State is trying to prevent him from speaking. That isn’t their choice to make.

Trump and Kim Madmen? Not So Fast

This is where the hysterical World War III theory falls apart.

Ken Burns’s ‘Vietnam War’ is No Profile in Courage

Celebrated filmmaker continues tradition of avoiding inconvenient truths.

Don’t Whitewash the Hiroshima Bombing

It reveals a dangerous strain of vengeance in U.S. foreign policy.

I Warned About Iran and the Media Ignored Me

Because Iraq was Obama’s war to lose.

Ask Grandpa What He Did in the Good War

Civilian deaths weren’t always ‘accidental.’

2018 Is Going to Be Another Rough Year for Democrats

Trump’s election was not the wake-up call for smug liberals that many thought it would be.

The Mob Vetoes Ann Coulter

Free speech is messy, and it is our essential defense against fascism, whether from the left or the right.

Does It Matter Who Pulls the Trigger in the Drone Wars?

Drone strikes require deeper reforms than changing which officials approve a “kill list.”

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