Sarah Lazare, staff writer
 President Obama pictured during his first visit to the Pentagon since becoming President January 28, 2009. (Photo: DOD/public domain)
The White House is facing criticism for its declaration on Wednesday that it can continue to escalate war in both Iraq and Syria without approval from Congress because it is granted authority from two pieces of legislation passed 12 and 13 years ago. "These are illegal underpinnings for what is a new war in the Middle East," Stephen Miles of Win...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
While the CIA continues to arm and train "moderate" Syrian rebels, a new, still...
Jon Queally, staff writer
These aren't the chemical weapons you're looking for. New reporting from the...


Amidst the saber-rattling on Iraq, a fine, furious, gut-wrenching rant from a former Naval intelligence officer who was there from the start on the mindless claim by a draft-dodging Mitt Romney and all the other "simpering capering madmen" and "cowardly connected wealthy weasels" that "tragically, all we've fought on the cusp of vanishing." Tell us, rages Jim Wright, what "we" fought for, and what it would cost to, insanely, do it again.