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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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EPA/T.J. KIRKPATRICK / POOL

Never Waver

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

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BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images

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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VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

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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Robert Malley, Biden administration special envoy for Iran, testifies about the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations on Capitol Hill May 25, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
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The Biden administration came into office promising to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. Almost two years later, momentum has dissipated, and the deal has all but been derailed. Meanwhile Ira...Show more

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely the most popular elected leader in the world. No other politician has won so many votes in history. Few other incumbent leaders around the world...Show more

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