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The Monster That’s Killing the Everglades

The Everglades, the “river of grass” in  Central Florida that serves so many vital functions for the Sunshine State, is in mortal danger.

Environmentalists and conscientious state officials have fought greedy developers and powerful sugar companies to carve out enough … More…

John McCain grills Defense Secretary designate Chuck Hagel in contentious hearing CNN (540×405)

Hagel Nomination Fight is the Neocons’ Last Stand

It’s an understatement to say Chuck Hagel didn’t do well in his all-day Senate confirmation hearings last week. The former Nebraska senator, whom President Obama nominated as Secretary of Defense, was just terrible.

He evaded questions, hemmed and hawed over … More…

Clashes in Cairo in December Moud Barthez

Is Egypt’s Military Preparing a Coup?

Two years after the democratic uprising against President Hosni Mubarak began, Egypt is descending into chaos.

Three cities—Port Said, Ismailia, and Suez—are in open rebellion against the government of Mohamed Morsi, whose Muslim Brotherhood came to power through a democratic … More…

Gang of Eight on Immigration Reform

The Big Roadblock to Immigration Reform

The stars all seem aligned for immigration reform this year. President Obama has made it a cornerstone of his domestic agenda. Business leaders support it enthusiastically. The mainstream media from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal are … More…

Yair Lapid

Israeli Voters Send Bibi a Message: We Want Change

Stunning results out of Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu will barely be able to form a government following Tuesday’s elections to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.

The coalition between Likud, Netanyahu’s governing party, and the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu probably … More…

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Obama Will Go Big on Gun Control

NBC News’ Chuck Todd reported that President Obama will announce “the most sweeping” federal gun control legislation since 1968, when Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated.

According to Todd, at noon Wednesday the president will call More…

Iwo Jima Memorial 2011 Nuno R Silva

How Many Wars Has the U.S. Really Won?

Last week, President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed on an accelerated withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. “By the end of next year, Afghans will have full responsibility for their security, and this war will come to a … More…

Mark Levin at 2009 DC rally Talk Radio News Service

Paranoia Strikes Deep in the Gun Debate

For some disaffected Republicans, the re-election of President Obama was bad enough; now come new recommendations to curb gun violence, to be presented to the president by Vice-President Joe Biden Tuesday.

Never mind that some of those proposals—like a renewal … More…

President Obama meets with senior advisers in Oval Office in December

How Obama Plans to Crush the GOP

President Obama made his political career with his famous 2004 DNC keynote speech in which he said there was no red America or blue America. Four years later, he was elected on a pledge to heal the divisions in Washington.… More…

Chuck Hagel speaks in 2009

Why Obama Is Rolling the Dice with Chuck Hagel

President Obama has taken a big risk in naming former Senator Chuck Hagel to succeed Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Republican war hawks like Sen. Lindsey Graham have warned of a confirmation battle royale.

The neocon brigade of armchair … More…