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John McCain

Empire Is No More?

Almost lost among the 9/11 remembrances was a striking interview Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, gave to Fox News Sunday.

As reported by The Huffington Post, Sen. McCain declared that he didnMore…

World Trade Center Lights

Living Well Is the Best Revenge

Fortunately I never made it into work on September 11, 2001.

I worked at Dow Jones in the World Financial Center, right across West Street from the World Trade Center. I was running late that day, preparing for a rare … More…

Libyan Rebels in March 2011

A Triumph for Libyans, a Small Victory for Obama

The Libyan rebels have nearly taken over Tripoli, something that seemed impossible just… More…

Chinook Helicopter in Afghanistan

Helicopter Down

On Saturday the US military suffered its deadliest day ever in Afghanistan when 30 US servicemen were killed as the Taliban shot down a Chinook helicopter in a remote area.

The dead included 22 members of the elite Navy SEAL … More…

US Soldier in Afghanistan

The GOP Throws Defense under the Bus

All the players in Washington are congratulating themselves on raising the debt ceiling and staving off default. House Speaker John Boehner crowed that he… More…

Pakistan Map

Why Are We Really in Afghanistan?


Tonight President Obama… More…

Oil fields

Oh, No, Iraq Wasn’t a War for Oil

President George W. Bush and his supporters always found high-minded rationales for the US invasion of Iraq.

It was, at different times, a war to stop Saddam Hussein from using his weapons of mass destruction; a retaliation for the September … More…