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The Tortured History of Guantánamo

by Bonnie Tamres-Moore | Oct 13, 2015 | Foreign Policy, Legal Affairs, Politics

Photo: Joint Task Force Guantanamo In January 2002, the United States began sending prisoners to Guantánamo Bay. That same month, President Bush said that prisoners from the war in Afghanistan would not be afforded all protections of the Geneva Conventions. They would be treated “humanely,” he said, in the “spirit” of the Geneva Conventions. “We’re adhering to […]

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Slow Burn: Bernie Sanders Ignites a Populist Movement

by Rick Perlstein | Oct 8, 2015 | Economy, Politics

Art: Edel Rodriguez Nate Silver has the Bernie Sanders campaign figured out. Ignore what happens in Iowa and New Hampshire, the “data-driven” prognostication wizard wrote back in July, when Sanders was polling a healthy 30 percent to Clinton’s 46 percent in both contests. That’s only, Silver says, because “Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa and Democratic primary voters in […]

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Is Donald Trump a fascist?

Donald Trump and the “F-Word”

by Rick Perlstein | Sep 30, 2015 | Politics

Donald Trump is not a fascist––probably. His ex-wife Ivana once claimed he kept a volume of Hitler’s collected speeches in a cabinet by his bed, and read from time to time the fuhrer’s vision of human life as a pitiless war of all against all. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying […]

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What Made Boehner Run?

by Scott Lilly | Sep 29, 2015 | Politics

Nominally, it was a fight about whether the speaker should allow the House to vote on legislation to keep the government open. Conservatives wanted to block the legislation as part of a crusade to defund Planned Parenthood. But John Boehner’s decision to resign the speakership was about much more than funding Planned Parenthood. It was, […]

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Dismissing Netanyahu, Obama Bets His Legacy on Diplomacy

by Helena Cobban | Sep 10, 2015 | Foreign Policy

  Will Benjamin Netanyahu go down in history as the Israeli prime minister who cried wolf once too often regarding Iran’s nuclear-technology program? It looks that way. Back in the mid-1980s, when I started studying and writing about nuclear proliferation issues in the Middle East, the anxious estimates of most Israeli and pro-Israeli “experts” concluded […]

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