The easiest campaign promise??

Both War Party candidates (Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama) have stumbled all over themselves — and each other — to promise the government of Israel  they won’t let Iran produce a nuclear bomb. Unless they begin to believe their own propaganda as Kennedy did (which inadvertently fired-up the nuclear arms race between the U.S. and […]

Prospect of Putin Presidency Gives Pundit the Vapors

I read a lot of opinion pieces so that you don’t have to. Some are good enough to make our Viewpoints section. Some are… special: [P]olitical events in Russia will become more important in the coming years, and Americans should prepare for the leverage Russia will begin to exercise. OK, I have fresh batteries in […]

Jason Ditz on RT: UN Syria Resolution Veto

Imagine: The Most Radical Antiwar Campaign Ad Ever?

Non-profit regulations make discussing elements of electoral politics difficult. But we have to acknowledge what might be the most hard-core antiwar ad ever in a major party campaign. Check it out.

Upsetting the Reset

Last week, the Federation of American Scientists released “Upsetting the Reset: The Technical Basis of Russian Concern Over NATO Missile Defense” [.pdf]. The introduction includes a recurring theme of the Bush-Obama years: In September 2009, the Obama administration discarded its predecessor’s European missile defense initiative that called for powerful ground-based interceptors (GBIs) in Poland with […]

Tom Engelhardt on Democracy Now!

Amy and Juan interview the great Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch.com and author of the brand new book The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s.