Category: Obama Admin

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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Walden Bello: Great Power Rivalry Threatens Smaller States in Western Pacific

The latest chapter in the superpower collision is Washington’s strategy of holding low altitude aircraft passes on spots in the South China Sea where China is building military structures over reclaimed land

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Gareth Porter: Why the US Military Opposed New Combat Roles in Iraq

The resistance of top US military officials to deepening US military involvement in the war against ISIS came in the wake of a major policy debate within the Obama administration

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Conn Hallinan: ‘The American Century’ Has Plunged the World Into Crisis

U.S. foreign policy is dangerous, undemocratic, and deeply out of sync with real global challenges

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Paul Street: Race Violence, Gun Violence: Reflections on Obama’s Charleston Comments

At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the depth, degree, and relevance of anti-Black white societal, institutional, and cultural racism in American life

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Phyllis Bennis: Obama in Iraq: New Strategy, Old Mistakes

As the war escalates, Congress is largely sitting on the sidelines

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Bill McKibben: Shell’s Arctic drilling is the real threat to the world, not kayaktivists

As usual, the rich and powerful are using the legal system to further exploit the planet

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