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This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

    by Joseph A Palermo

    Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.

  • The myth of victory

    by Mark Kukis

    War isn't like it used to be. Victory is more elusive, and a strong military doesn't count as much.

  • Reflections on the Marshall Plan

    by Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger recalls when George C. Marshall, speaking at Harvard’s Commencement in 1947, extended America’s hand to a battered Europe, helping to create a stable postwar order.

  • Ramadi and Palmyra Blues

    by Andrew Meyer

    Both critics and supporters of Obama apparently think Iraqis need more training.  This is specious.  They could use their own air force but we won't let them have it.  Too risky. 

  • To Have and to Hold

    by Jill Lepore

    Reproduction, marriage, and the Constitution.

  • Michelle Obama Breaks the Rules

    by Garry Wills

    In her own quiet way Ms. Obama was breaking all of the four rules of racial discourse the right wing now wants to enforce.

  • The war on Rome

    by Maura Jane Farrelly

    For centuries, Americans saw the Catholic Church as a dangerous foreign enemy. Not any more. What changed?

  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.

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