A Military Budget on the Wrong Side of History

The Obama administration is scrambling to get on the right side of history. It has a lot of ground to make up. History is mostly judging the United States these days for launching, and now perpetuating, the longest wars in our history. Initially sold as a war to...

Al-Jazeera English: TV You Can’t Watch on TV

As street protests toppled dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, many Americans turned to Al-Jazeera English for the most comprehensive, informed coverage of those historic developments. But they mostly weren’t watching the channel on television. That’s...
Egypt and Reversing the Dominoes of Domination

Egypt and Reversing the Dominoes of Domination

The U.S. policy of policing the world and imposing our will on every aspect of the international system is now tumbling–from Tunisia, Lebanon, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt, and onward throughout the Middle East. The domino theory, coined to justify our war in Vietnam,...
No More Mr. Nice Autocracy

No More Mr. Nice Autocracy

Egyptian current events prove one point for good: Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, U.S. presidents wish their favored Arab states would forever remain nice, docile autocracies. Of course, the Obama administration protests loudly to the contrary....