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Do You Heart Huckabee?

Former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, a Baptist evangelical who is keeping loyal distance from Bush on the war, may just pull off the hat trick of blending religious conservatism with policy pragmatism.

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Susan Estrich: The Battle at Home

Why are we sending more U.S. troops to die in a civil war prompted by the issue of who should have succeeded Muhammad in the seventh century?

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Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘A Society Gone Mad on War’

During the Vietnam War, Dr. King referred to our nation’s government as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” Now that we find ourselves mired in another senseless conflict, our soldiers in harm’s way and more and more among us suffering from the tyranny of poverty, we turn once again to the wisdom of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Chris Hedges: War of Shadows

A longtime observer of insurgencies, violence and war, the reporter writes that the presidential plan to send more troops to Iraq is a mistake of catastrophic proportions that is likely to rival the most stupid and brutal blunders he’s seen.

Posted on Jan 14, 2007 READ MORE


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Classic: Truthdigger of the Week: Ted Kennedy

In honor of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s passing, we’re re-posting one of his classic moral stands. This 2007 speech against the escalation of the Iraq war was so good we had to give him the Truthdigger of the Week award back then.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


Tony Blankley: Pelosian Honesty

The new House speaker’s minions want to placate their antiwar supporters, but not actually end the war. Meanwhile, Republicans need to call the “surge” by its real name: an escalation.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


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Petraeus! Is Baghdad Burning?

A retired U.S. Special Forces soldier takes an oil-filtered look at Bush’s “surge” plan for Iraq.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


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Gene Gerard: King George the Merciless

George Bush may have come to power claiming to be a “compassionate conservative,” but his miserly use of the president’s abililty to pardon makes him one of American history’s most indifferent leaders.

Posted on Jan 11, 2007 READ MORE


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Assembly of Vipers

Surge or no, Iraq will remain engulfed in violence as long as those who control the death squads continue to exercise power in the country’s National Assembly.

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Molly Ivins: Stand Up Against the ‘Surge’

The people have already spoken out against an increase of troops in Iraq. Now it’s time to act.

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