Syrian involvement—is it a good idea?

The first thing I want to do is list our foreign policy successes in the Middle East over the last 20 years.

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The Iraq War Revisited: Could It Ever Be Justified?

The Bush administration lied about key evidence pertaining to Iraq’s WMD program and the Hussein government’s links to Al Qaeda. It exaggerated the dangers and strength of both. And it played on people’s fears as a means of justifying war and regime change.

As the vast amount of evidence points, all of these faults are more than clear, as Rachel Maddow revisited in her recent special “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War.” But as I watched this special and was reminded of the various lies and tragic blunders that surrounded the Iraq War, I was left with an array of different questions.… [Read more]

Would The Gun Lobby Support Nuclear Weapon Proliferation?

You’ve probably heard the argument before. Criminals will always find ways to obtain guns. When the government enacts gun control it takes weapons away from the law-abiding, leaving them defenseless. Therefore, an increase in responsible gun ownership is an increase in societal security.

Now let’s assume for a moment that this argument is free of holes and fully supported by the majority of evidence.… [Read more]