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Columnists
Oct 14, 2009

Lt. Choi won't lie for his country

Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq war veteran, declared last March 19 on The Rachel Maddow Show, "I am gay." Under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, that's enough to get Choi kicked out of the military.
Columnists
Sep 21, 2009

Opposition to war in Afghanistan grows

On Oct. 7, the U.S. enters its ninth year of occupation of Afghanistan -- equal to the time the United States was involved in World War I, World War II and the Korean War combined.
Columnists
May 20, 2009

Yoo's views make Philly news

The Philadelphia Inquirer, one of that city's two major daily newspapers, is in the news itself these days after hiring controversial former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo as a monthly columnist.
Columnists
Apr 24, 2009

Those torture memos

There is something precious and virginal about the torture debate in the United States. As if that nation never knew torture before the shock of 9/11, and had to play catch-up.
Columnists
Apr 22, 2009

Torturers should be punished

George W. Bush insisted that the U.S. did not use torture. But the four Bush-era memos released last week by the Obama administration's Justice Department paint a starkly different picture.
Columnists
Mar 20, 2009

Who's Obama proving to be?

Barack Obama is in the difficult position of being a president who wants to do good in a position that requires him to serve the U.S. economic elite and maintain American military dominance.
Columnists
Feb 19, 2009

Obama's Afghan trap

The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend a shift in strategy from democracy-building in Afghanistan to attacking alleged Taliban and al-Qaida strongholds along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

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