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Digging at Duke

January 22, 2007

Tags: Media
The Surge: Moral Waivers and Legal Triage

The Surge: Moral Waivers and Legal Triage

| January 18, 2007

Brace yourself. Bush’s Iraq escalation, euphemized as “surge,” sends just over 20,000 more troops into that bottomless pit, and flirts with an invasion of Iran. But because Iraq has depleted our armed forces—and recruitment levels plummet as our population wises up—Bush’s plan requires still more: the entire Army active-duty force must swell to 547,000 over the next five years (an increase of 39,000), and the Marine Corps grow by 23,000 (to 202,000). Constitutionally, Congress must approve or disapprove the expansion—but one never knows whether this particular executive branch recognizes that the legislative (or judicial) branches exist. More »

A Powerful Media Can Stop a War

January 16, 2007

Women Who Are in Trouble—and We Don’t Care!

January 11, 2007

China’s Women from the Inside

January 10, 2007

Nancy Pelosi’s Greatest Asset

January 8, 2007

Tags: Politics
Ready to Govern

Ready to Govern

| January 5, 2007

As the future administration takes shape in Washington, D.C., women come to the table with impressive credentials and the backing of national women’s organizations. More »

An Auspicious D.C. Tea Party

January 4, 2007

Tags: Politics

Iraq Series Update: Sentencing Belies Death Penalty Risk for Rape-Murder Defendants

| December 20, 2006

U.S. Army spokesmen and defense attorneys keep talking about a possible death penalty for defendants in the gang rape and murder of 14-year-old Abeer Al-Janabi and her family in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq, in March 2006. Yet the death threat is inconsistent with recent history in U.S. military courts. More »

Onscreen for the Holidays

December 18, 2006