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  • Originally published 09/03/2013

    No Good Options for Obama in Syria

    Michael H. Creswell

    Inaction means Assad remains in power and Obama looking weak, but the president faces hurdles to action both at the UN and in Congress.

  • Originally published 05/28/2013

    How We Name Our Wars Matters

    Andrew J. Bacevich

    Clockwise from top: Buffalo Soldiers in the Spanish American War; a Soviet officer in World War II; Canadian troops in World War I, and dead Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War.Originally posted on TomDispatch.com For well over a decade now the United States has been “a nation at war.” Does that war have a name?

  • Originally published 11/11/2015

    Science, Large and Small

    Steve Hochstadt

    My dogs would make poor scientists, because they can be individual learners at best, unable to profit from the knowledge gained by other members of their species. But they are better scientists than Republican know-nothings, because they learn from the world around them without political filters and ideological blinders.