Category: Obama Admin

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Medea Benjamin: Take Cuba off the Terrorist List

The new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbors separated by a mere 90 miles

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Badri Raina: Obama: he came, he saw, he gave advice

Obama spent three whole days in India. He was welcomed like one of our own, complete with huggy hugs and the intimacy of first naming, even if one-sided, the erudite Indian Chief Executive going even to the extent of telling him the meaning of his first name, Barack, which now we know means “the one Read more…

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Glenn Greenwald: Obama’s Reaction to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chávez

Compare and contrast

Siri Srinivas: Obama ready to defy Democrats to push secretive trade deal

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement so significant and important, its details can’t be disclosed

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Neve Gordon: Drones and the new ethics of war

Drones are a technological solution for the inability of politicians to mobilize support for war

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Tom Engelhardt: More and War

The Tao of Washington

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Kshama Sawant: A Socialist response to Obama’s “State of the Union” address

Socialist Alternative member and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant gave a socialist response to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

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Peter Van Buren: America Is Open for Business in Iraq

Even as the Obama administration stumbles and bumbles along in search of a magical political strategy in Iraq that would make sense of everything, American weapons-makers can expect a bountiful future

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Marjorie Cohn: The Impact of Drones

I think there is a real danger of law enforcement using drones for mass surveillance and racial profiling

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Cuba and the United States Resume Relations

The mutual decision was the outcome of 18 months of quite secret negotiations, sufficiently secret so that the announcements were a surprise

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