Jennifer Davis

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So Why DID Support for War Go South?

In 1954 and 1968, respected arbiters of truth--Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, respectively--cut through public fear to open the way for a change in public discourse and accountability from leaders who had exploited public trust. In 2005, Representative Murtha may be the decisive voice for the truth that restores the most fundamental necessity of democracy: a well-informed public.

Iraq Strategy: Still AWOL, Still Costly

Bush calls Iraq “the central front in the war on terror.” Nowhere does he acknowledge that before March 20, 2003, no al-Qaida or other non-Iraqis were fighting in Iraq.

Sharon’s Judenrein?

In an article posted on the History News Network website in early January, freelance writer Rachel Neuwirth asks, “Why is it that people are proposing a Middle East peace plan that will make Judea and Samaria Judenrein--the Nazi term for a place with no Jews?”

When “Scores” Count

September turned out to be a tragic escalation over preceding months in the multinational reach and catastrophic scale of exclusively human violence.

Iraq and the U.S. Legacy

To date, efforts by the U.S. to recreate a stable, new order that incorporates the best traditions and practices of the past, nourishes expectations for the future, and meets the immediate needs of the population, have lagged significantly.

"Play it Again, George"

As evidenced by George Bush's second inaugural speech, the administration seems not to have shifted either its thinking or how it expresses its policies.

The Iraq-U.S. Second Anniversary

The Iraq War launched by the Bush administration 24 months ago is draining lives--U.S., Iraqi, and others--and treasure that should be devoted to other human needs.