President Strangelove: How Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombs

Have we not yet learned anything of the limits of American hegemony?  Even a cursory review of our post-Vietnam engagements in the Middle East shows a foreign policy almost entirely rooted in ineffectual militarism.  Starting in the 1980s, we armed the Mujahedeen rebels in Afghanistan (and thereby created Al Qaeda), had multiple encounters with Libya, […]

Presidential Primary Preview: Mitt Romney Versus Himself

With eighteen months to go before the 2012 elections, Republicans are left to choose from a somewhat underwhelming slate of candidates.  Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Utah Governor John Huntsman, former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, are all well-qualified, but are about as exciting as a file cabinet.  The […]