By Other Means

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Fighting Words

Has the nature of "war" changed since the days of Clausewitz?

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Incarceration Nation

What if America's incarcerated population really was a nation?

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Never Waver

Now is the time for Obama to beat back the congressional hawks taking aim at the Iran deal.

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Smother ‘Em With Love

Why it’s time for the United States to cuddle up with Iran.

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Privacy Is a Red Herring

The debate over NSA surveillance is about something else entirely.

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Public Citizen

If our kids don't all have tracking chips, the terrorists win.

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And the Moral of the Tweet Is…

How @NatSecWonk shows that D.C. is a wonderful, terrible place.

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Consider the Duck-Rabbit

How this Wittgenstein sketch explains the Somalia SEAL raid.

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The Failure of Impasse

From Vietnam to Syria, the appalling history of U.S. efforts to end wars by creating stalemate.

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Blood on the Constitution

America will never solve its gun problem until it gets over its fetish for the Founding Fathers.

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Wishful Thinking

Frustrated with Obama's Syria speech? Here are two better ones he could have given.

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Obama Can’t Win

Even if Congress approves the Syria adventure, the president still loses.

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Wounded Giant

The only thing America is good at these days is breaking things.

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