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Afghanistan and Iraq: When Will We Ever Learn? Nov. 21, 2020

Mark Shields

Missing in any debate about whether it is wise for the United States to reduce our troop numbers in ... Read More

Cheney Haters Flop at the Golden Globes Jan. 11, 2019

Tim Graham

Anyone catching the television ads for the Dick Cheney-trashing movie "Vice" found a heavy promotion... Read More

Patriotism On the Cheap Jan. 27, 2018

Mark Shields

For the first two centuries of U.S. history — while Americans were proudly winning a war for i... Read More

So Much for 'Unprecedented' Jail Talk Jul. 22, 2016

Tim Graham

The Republican National Convention's rowdy chants about Hillary Clinton — "Lock her up!" ̵... Read More

Clinton's Running Mate Will Reveal a Lot About Her Jun. 23, 2016

Steve Chapman

A crucial question about anyone who runs for president is: When the stakes are high, will the intere... Read More

The Paris Attacks and the Rise of ISIS Nov. 19, 2015

Larry Elder

In the wake of the Paris attacks, let's examine the rise of ISIS. During the last Democratic debate,... Read More

Correcting the Record Feb. 28, 2015

Mark Shields

An incorrect statement left uncorrected leads often to deception, disillusion and dishonesty. Take t... Read More

Romney! Cheney! Kim Jong Un! All Together Again! Dec. 23, 2014

Roger Simon

Ask Dr. Politics! You are fair, and we are unbalanced: Dear Dr. Politics: The column you wrote about... Read More

If Waterboarding Works, Does That Make It Morally Acceptable? Dec. 17, 2014

Jacob Sullum

In an interview on Sunday, NBC's Chuck Todd asked former Vice President Dick Cheney whether he is "O... Read More

Consider the Source Dec. 13, 2014

Mark Shields

On election night in 1986, when John McCain won the U.S. Senate seat in Arizona long held by Republi... Read More

Crimes Without Punishment Dec. 11, 2014

Joe Conason

With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the use of torture by the ... Read More

American Amnesia: Why the GOP Leads on National Security Sep. 19, 2014

Joe Conason

If the latest polls are accurate, most voters believe that Republican politicians deserve greater tr... Read More

Needed: An Honest Debate on War Aug. 30, 2014

Mark Shields

Our country in September 2014 needs an open, serious and honest public debate so that this time, we ... Read More

Bob Gates Is Tired of War Jan. 16, 2014

Steve Chapman

Robert Gates may be the only CIA director or defense secretary who ever took part in peace demonstra... Read More

What We Learned in Iraq Mar. 16, 2013

Steve Chapman

Ten years ago this week, Americans were about to be introduced to a strange new concept, as they awa... Read More

Cheney's Deceit of Shakespearean Proportions Aug. 30, 2011

Robert Scheer

Behold this unctuous knave, a disgrace to his nation as few before him, yet boasting unvarnished vir... Read More

Channeling Cheney, the President Oversteps on National Security Jul. 06, 2011

Daily Editorials

"Then there was MERLIN. On paper, MERLIN was supposed to stunt the development of Tehran's nucl... Read More

Lessons from a Low-Impact Week Aug. 26, 2010

David Sirota

"Will you join me in lowering our impact?" That was the subject line on a recent e-mail I ... Read More