Posts Tagged: Congress
To understand just how bad the 112th Congress, elected on November 2nd and taking office on January 3rd, is likely to be for peace on Earth, one has to understand how incredibly awful the 110th and 111th Congresses have been during the past four years and then measure the ways in which things are likely to become even worse.
Military whistleblowers deserve safe channels to report wrongdoing they find on the ground without the fear of retaliation.
If the left doesn't come up with a credible and comprehensive alternative to a focus on reducing the deficit, argues FPIF columnist Walden Bello, the far right might eventually fill the policy vacuum.
The Gulf oil spill rightly provoked congressional outrage at the perpetrators. But where was the outrage for the oil spill in 2006 in Lebanon?
Instead of pinning the blame on Israel for flotilla tragedy, congressional Democrats are leaping to Israel's defense.
Congress inserts itself into Lebanon's civil strife with a strongly worded resolutionCongress inserts itself into Lebanon's civil strife with a strongly worded resolution.
The former White House press secretary is right: mainstream journalists were "deferential, complicit enablers" in the lead up to the Iraq War. But Congress surrendered its voice and failed to question the intelligence.
Congress should stop blaming the Iraqi government for our economic woes.
Ironically, the question of whether U.S. bases being built in Iraq should be, or clearly already are, permanent, is more of a U.S. domestic controversy than an issue between the United States and Iraq.
"Free trade," a key issue in the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, is behind some of the most contentious political debates of our times.