Syria and isolationism

"At town hall meetings in their districts, the congressman reports, House Republicans are hearing 'an isolationist message.' It's not America's war. The evidence that the Assad regime used chemical weapons is ambiguous, maybe cooked. There isn't a compelling national interest to intervene. 'Let ... Continue reading

The politics of power

I'm a card-carrying Democrat. I'll pause here for a moment while you regain your composure. Just put your head between your knees, breathe deeply, and in a few minutes the room will stop spinning.There, feel better? No? Let me explain myself briefly before moving on to the actual point of ... Continue reading

Just war and Iraq

I saw a war protester on the news carrying a sign that read: "What Would Jesus Bomb?" Clever. And it's a good question, because it plays to the stereotype that many people have about Jesus, that he was a 1st-century pacifist.The trouble with stereotypes is that they contain a grain of truth ... Continue reading