Category: Obama Admin

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Shamus Cooke: Obama’s “Safe Zone” in Syria will Inflame the War Zone

This “safe zone” is a major escalation of war, but it was described in soft tones by the media

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Kathy Kelly: No Warlords Need Apply: A Call for Credible Peacemaking in Afghanistan

The U.S. military doesn’t hesitate to demand sums for continued U.S. military presence in Afghanistan which could instead be dedicated to rebuilding the country

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Peter Van Buren: The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed

U.S.-Iranian Relations Emerge from a 30-Year Cold War

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Gareth Porter: Obama’s Line on the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Second False Narrative

A big part of the problem is that the Obama administration is not going to do anything to refute the extremist view of Iran as determined to get nuclear weapons

Netfa Freeman: Has U.S. Policy Toward Cuba Really Changed?

Despite its improving relations with Havana, Washington’s ultimate goal for the island remains regime change

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Paul Street: Obama’s Good Republican Week

The Signature Accomplishments of a Neoliberal President

William Astore: America’s Got War

Poverty, Drugs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terror, or How to Make War on Everything

Alexander C. Kaufman: Health Care Stocks Soar After Obamacare Victory In Supreme Court

The 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell upheld a key part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which offered tax subsidies to states to establish their own health care exchanges

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Paul Street: Democracy Wrecked Again: On the Fast Track of Corporate Authoritarianism

Washington runs on corporate and financial cash, connections, reach, and propaganda, not public opinion

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Peter Van Buren: Five Things That Won’t Work in Iraq

When at First You Don’t Succeed, Fail, Fail Again

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