The global political project known as “centrism” continues to collapse, despite its billionaire backers’ increasingly desperate
Facebook comments are closed on this article. That future 50 years from now from which Barack Hussein Obama seemed to spring
In 2000, the Green Party candidate had siphoned off enough progressive votes to assure Bush's victory and the disasters that followed. In 2016, a vote for the Libertarian or Green presidential ticket is a vote for Trump. It is existentially essential to vote for Hillary Clinton.
Positive change in the 1950s required the determination of the black high schoolers who insisted that separate is never truly
For the past seven years, the British government has done something the Obama administration opted against, mounting a painstaking official inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Iraq War.
A seven-year report found many faults with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's handling of the Iraq war in 2003.
The Bush/Blair mindset that left them so confident about their right to rearrange other people's political furniture in a country far removed from their own is a mindset that has not gone away: and it needs to.
Last Wednesday, July 6th, was George W. Bush's 70th birthday and should have been an occasion for celebration. He got a present that he probably would rather not have received, however -- the long-awaited report on the British role in the invasion of Iraq.
It does not go far enough in criminalizing the actions of the Blair government with regard to its conduct in the lead-up to the war in Iraq, and it comes far too late to have any relevance in shaping public opinion in a manner which could have produced meaningful political results.
Saddam Hussein's legacy and Barack Obama's blunders matter too. But Blair can't shirk responsibility.