Foreign Policy

Let’s Not Forget That Ally King Abdullah Was a Very Bad Person

By January 23, 2015

Even though he was an ally of the U.S., Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah was also a bastard.

Say No-Go: It’s Too Late To Stop the Myth of Muslim “No-Go Zones”

By January 22, 2015
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This is only the beginning, I promise. When you combine our susceptibility to fear-based disinformation with our tendency to fixate on subjects that are easily memed and hashtagged, “no-go zones” is tailor-made to become the next big conservative night terror. Screw reality — everybody panic.

Boehner Invites Netanyahu To Address Congress In Cynical Political Gimmick

By January 21, 2015

The Speaker’s move is designed to make Obama look bad and press for more sanctions on Iran.

Now That These Leaders Are Done Pretending to March, They Should Pass Legislation Protecting Satire

By January 12, 2015

Even if we concede that Obama should have attended (in spite of no precedent along those lines), let’s bear in mind that the U.S., for all its faults, leads the world in protected speech — especially and most importantly satirical speech.

Desperate ‘Freedom Fries’ Conservatives Attack Obama for Not Marching in France

By January 12, 2015

I’m old enough to remember when any American leader who stood in solidarity with France and other (socialist, commie, effete, gibberish-talking) European leaders was relentlessly hectored by the American right.

And the First Assh*le to Blame the Charlie Hebdo Attack on Obama and Benghazi Is…

By January 07, 2015

What’s especially rich about this is that Limbaugh began by wondering whether Rev. Wright — yes, Rev. Wright — blamed the attack on “the chickens coming home to roost” in France…

Al Qaeda Wants To Smuggle Butt Bombs Onto Your Plane

By December 29, 2014

The aftermath of Mexican night will seem downright pleasant compared to what Al Qaeda has in store for their colons.

Why Obama Will Never Prosecute Dick Cheney Or Anyone Else For Torture

By December 22, 2014

The New York Times dares to dream with a bold but sadly unrealistic editorial.

The Sony Story Once Again Proves That Hackers Are Absolutely Not “Young Online Activists”

By December 22, 2014

The skewing of Snowden’s story into the utterly bizarre territory of defending and legitimizing hackers who very clearly are in the process of breaking the law — from digital burglary, to digital extortion, to digital vandalism — is ludicrous.

Boehner Condemns Obama’s Cuba Policy, Owns Tons of Stock in Corps Doing Business with Human Rights Violators

By December 18, 2014
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Boehner is making a bundle from corporations that are actively exploiting workers and racking up human rights violations in China, a nation led by communists with a long history of human rights abuses, as well as other countries such as Burma and perhaps even Iran.

If You Think Cuba’s Bad, Here Are 7 U.S. Allies With Worse Human Rights Records

By December 17, 2014

If you think normalizing relations with Cuba is a bad idea, get ready to put these allies under review.

Sony Cancels Premiere Of ‘The Interview’ and Sends the Worst Possible Message

By December 17, 2014

How Sony — and the American public — respond to the hacking of the company’s IT system is extremely important.

Public Support for Torture is Exactly Why We Shouldn’t Torture

By December 17, 2014

The fact that so many people endorse this medieval interrogation method speaks volumes about why we shouldn’t do it.

Greenwald & Company Attack Elizabeth Warren Because This is What They Do

By December 16, 2014

Greenwald made it perfectly clear that Warren is more or less just another political demon, all too willing to genuflect to Israel.

Meet the Terrorist Jeb Bush Turned Loose On America

By December 16, 2014

Before he was governor, Jeb Bush once helped secure the release of an “unrepentant terrorist” with the help of his president father.

Fox News Already Trying To Blame Obama For Pakistan School Attack

By December 16, 2014
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The Pakistani Taliban launched a barbaric, cowardly attack on a school that left 132 children dead. Fox News’ first thought? How can we blame this on Obama.

The 11 Most Psychotic Things Dick Cheney Said About Torture on Meet the Press

By December 15, 2014

For the sake of posterity, and to make sure his backwards, immoral revisionism is squelched with full force, let’s go through the worst of the worst quotes from Sunday.

Can We Finally Agree That Congressman Pete King Doesn’t Know What the Hell He’s Talking About?

By December 11, 2014

He invariably comes off as a marble-mouthed dilettante who can’t be bothered to skim through the news he’s been invited to discuss.