Chris Hedges on Challenging the NDAA
“Why I’m Suing Barack Obama” — On my behalf, attorneys have challenged a law that allows imprisonment of U.S. citizens without trial.
Bill Boyarsky on Health Reform Politics
“Romneycare, v. 2012” — The Affordable Care Act, the health reform signed into law by Obama, is now best known by the Republican label “Obamacare.” Romney hopes to ride that misleading word to the presidency.
Peter Z. Scheer on Gingrich and Romney
“Newt’s Venom Is Mitt’s Medicine” — Newt Gingrich has made it clear that if he can’t be president, he’s going to try to take Mitt Romney down with him. But the former House speaker’s endless stream of attack ads could, perversely, end up strengthening the “Massachusetts Moderate,” who seems likely to survive the onslaught.
Carrie Rickey on the Margaret Thatcher Biopic
“‘The Iron Lady’: Power in Spectator Pumps” — Do we learn anything about Margaret Thatcher from Abi Morgan’s screenplay? And more important, will anyone born after Thatcher’s 11 years in office learn anything about her brand of conservatism and its effects?
Tom Engelhardt on Obama's Military-First Policy
“Obama’s Mission Accomplished Moment?” — When it came to rolling out a new 10-year plan for the future of the U.S. military recently, President Obama was at the top of his game.
E.J. Dionne, Jr. on the Europeanization of Obama
“Moving Obama to Europe” — This is what progress looks like for a president named Barack Hussein Obama.
Eugene Robinson on Remembering Dr. King’s Legacy
“The Dream That Came True” — In these sour, pessimistic times, it is important to remember the great lesson of King’s remarkable life: Impossible dreams can come true.