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If I had to choose one phrase to sum up America's efforts against terrorism since 9/11, it would be that lay definition of mental illness, doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.
UPDATE November 4,  6:20 p.m.: If you take a look at Burger King's updated nutritional information for November 2015, there's
Supplies were quickly restocked. But by Saturday, the fizzy green drink had sold out once again. Unable to sway Mountain
You cannot bomb away a political movement. You cannot kill an idea that motivates millions of people with a Hellfire missile.
The smell of blood is once again in the air in Washington -- this week for airstrikes and other forms of violent intervention in Iraq. Here are some of the many reasons airstrikes (or any other form of U.S. military action) in Iraq are just a terrible idea.
Neocons and elite media personalities who got everything wrong on Iraq now darken my TV screen telling me to ignore the invasion, the eight-year occupation, the lies about weapons of mass destruction, "mushroom clouds" becoming "smoking guns," the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and everything else, and pretend the war started with General David Petraeus's miraculous "surge" where everything was wonderful in Iraq until the "dove" Obama pulled the plug. It's a nice narrative if your goal is partisan advantage, but like so much else we've heard from policy elites regarding Iraq, it has nothing to do with reality.
Who would've ever thought, after years of relentless cost-cutting in the halls of Washington, that the federal government actually spends our money on important stuff? Who would've thought that wars cost money, and tax cuts cost money, and maintaining our infrastructure costs money?
2012-11-10-ScreenShot20121109at8.52.39PM.pngHere are General David Petraeus's rules for living broadly and well, inspired by his recent emission on the topic -- as told to his Boswell-style biographer Paula Broadwell -- who was embedded with him in Afghanistan.
The situation is being actively monitored by NRC inspectors, and the NRC website is being updated on a regular basis. Plant operators are waiting for the intake levels to lower "below the specific criteria for the intake structure."
Jacob chats with HuffPost Senior Polling Editor Mark Blumenthal about the lack of significant movement in the latest polls.
When Mitt is releasing tax returns to change the subject, you just know he's in a bad place politically. It may still be way too early to confidently predict the outcome of the election, but it isn't too early to call Romney's campaign (so far) an unmitigated disaster.
In the face of opportunist and selfish behavior, Obama was faced with several options, none of which were good. In the end, he decided that to avoid default and greater economic problems he would simply capitulate to the Republican demands.
John Huntsman... whoops, took that from their own campaign materials, sorry... let's start over... Jon Huntsman announced he was running for president, to a giant collective yawn outside the Beltway.
By not making significant cuts in our troops in Afghanistan or real changes in our strategy, the president's latest plan will leave us stuck in Afghanistan's quicksand for years to come.
This latest troop deployment is yet another example of more predictable and misguided recommendations that the situation in Afghanistan demands more time, more lives, and more resources.
It's easy to forget that war is a drug. Once you begin down the path of invasion and occupation, turning back is as difficult as an addict going cold turkey.
There is a blurred picture of the Afghan reality. But President Obama's people must have the strength to help him formulate sound policies, and be aware that they have the responsibility to think of possibilities beyond war.
House Minority Leader John Boehner appeared to be sending mixed messages Monday on whether to support or bash President Barack
Even as more American troops flow into the country, Afghanistan is more dangerous than it has ever been during this war, with