Category: Obama Admin

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Medea Benjamin: Hagel’s Departure Should Open Debate on Obama’s Wars

The talk about resetting President Obama’s security team is misplaced; we should be focusing instead on resetting his bellicose policies

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Pepe Escobar: Washington plays Russian roulette

The logic of escalation is on

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Michelle Chen: Excluded and Exploited

Temporary relief means little when the overarching structure of immigration laws continues to fuel economic exploitation and racial segregation

Adrian Carrasquillo: How The Immigrant Rights Movement Got Obama To Save Millions From Deportations

A battle raged among allies, publicly and behind the scenes, to shift focus from a legislative overhaul strategy to making the idea of executive action inevitable. This is how it happened

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Kathy Kelly: Obama Extends War in Afghanistan

President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year

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William Blum: Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again

We do have representative government. The question is: Who does our government represent?

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David Swanson: Torturer on the Ballot

The mystery of where torture came from turns out to be no mystery at all. It came from the prison industrial complex

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Nicola Nasser: The endgame of the US ‘Islamic State’ strategy

The US, Israel and their regional allies have been on the record that the final target of their “regime change” campaign in the Middle East was to dismantle the Syria–Iran alliance

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David Swanson: No to Republibama Government

A case can be made that democracy worked in this month’s U.S. midterm elections, while representative democracy failed miserably

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Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?

Four Months into Iraq War 3.0, the Cracks Are Showing — on the Battlefield and at the Pentagon

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