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George Will: Tim Kaine’s Quest For War Legitimacy

Washington Post — The Revolutionary War and the Civil War ended in Virginia, which was involved, by the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, in the beginning of today’s war with radical Islam. 148 more words


Mark Fiore: Obama and The Long War of Foreverness (animated cartoon)

I’m not saying the world is a happy, safe place and we should just stay home and contentedly drive our Priuses, but it seems establishing a one-size-fits-all legal justification(s) is not the way to do this.   

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Military Madness

Debate over war authorization in Congress fades with little result

From Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung

As lawmakers continue to spar with President Obama over his use of executive power on an Iran nuclear deal and a slew of domestic matters, most appear willing to let him have his way on at least one issue — the war against the Islamic State in Iraq, Syria and potentially beyond. 663 more words

World At WAR

Rational Security, Episode #14: The "Who Am I and What is Jonathan Rauch Doing Here in Our Studio?" Edition

This week on the show, the gang welcomes special guest Jonathan Rauch, Brookings fellow, journalist, and longtime friend. On the agenda:
Cyber attacks are way more damaging than we previously thought. 88 more words

Rational Security


Robert Glasper is probably the most known unknown artist of recent times. His sound is a mixture of R&B, Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop. Hailing from Houston, Tx his sound is the new standard in contemporary fusion jazz. 135 more words

Anti-War Rally Marks 12th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

“No new authorization for military force”

What: Anti-war Rally Downtown Syracuse Will Mark 12th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion
When: Thursday, March 19, 5:00 pm
Where: Downtown Syracuse, Clinton Square, Corner James and Salina… 196 more words

Syracuse Peace Council

Democrats Move Away From "Political Liability" Obama -- "There appears the possibility of a rapid White House collapse over the next two years"

By J.T. Young

As Obama leads Democrats into his final political battles, they are understandably nervous. Obama has cost them plenty and may still cost them more. 885 more words