The Debt Ceiling: Enough Already

By David Bernell and Thomas Graham President Biden and Kevin McCarthy continue to talk about how to resolve the conflict over the debt ceiling and avert a US default on its national debt for the first time ever in the country’s history. But there may be little use to further talking. Kevin McCarthy seems to... Continue Reading →

A Democratic Deficit: The War in Iraq

By David Cortright War in Iraq Twenty years ago this month, millions of people in Europe, the United States and on every continent took to the streets to oppose the dangers and likely human cost of invading Iraq. It was the largest antiwar movement in history. Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft warned that war... Continue Reading →

The GOP Embraces Extreme Polarization

By Robert C. Lieberman A Profound Disappointment For anyone who thought that Donald Trump’s electoral defeat and subsequent humiliation would diminish the extreme polarization that afflicts American politics, the opening of the 118th Congress can only have been a pretty profound disappointment. For half a century or more in the middle and late twentieth century,... Continue Reading →

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