John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev avoided nuclear war in 1962. Whether Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will do so remains a question.
Perhaps it’s time, so many decades into the age of apocalyptic peril, to review the American apologia for nuclear weapons -- the argument in their defense -- that ensured we would never have to say we're sorry.
The president’s refusal to halt the evisceration of our most basic civil liberties was masked by lies about reform and the intentions of the corporate state Here's what he would have said if he had told the truthHis refusal to halt the evisceration of our civil liberties was masked by lies about reform and the corporate state's intentions.
A congressman, two retired military officials and a former deputy attorney general denounced President Barack Obama at a recent news conference for overstepping his authority in wartime and warned that unless war powers are restored to Congress the country could soon be involved in a battle with Iran and its allies.Officials say Obama overstepped his wartime authority and warn that unless war powers are restored to Congress, the U.S. could soon see a multinational battle.
Progressives have yearned for President Obama to follow Harry Truman's strategy from the 1948 campaign by giving his Republican opponents hell. Now that Obama is doing just that, his critics say he's not looking presidential.As a longtime advocate of the Truman approach, I think President Obama is doing the right thing.
Today, it is common wisdom that President Truman had only two simple, stark choices: to use the bomb or invade and suffer a “million” casualties. There was, however, an alternative.It's believed that President Truman had only two choices: to use the bomb or invade and suffer a “million” casualties. There was an alternative.
Let me describe what happened in my interview with Gore Vidal for Vanity Fair's Spanish edition and why I felt compelled to report what was, in my experience, the single most shockingly racist line of the 2008 presidential election campaign.