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Obama's Foreign Policy Doctrine Finally Emerges with 'Offshore Balancing'

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
November 28, 2011 |

What does America's disastrous bombing of Pakistani soldiers this week have to do with President Obama's much-ballyhooed trip to East Asia last week? Between them, they suggest that the Obama administration may be, finally, edging toward a foreign-policy doctrine.

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The GOP Candidates Want Never-Ending War on Terror

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
November 25, 2011 |

Should the United States be permanently at war? Listen carefully to this week's Republican presidential debate on national security and the answer becomes pretty clear. For most of the major GOP candidates, the answer is yes.

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Romney's Your Man, Conservatives!

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
November 7, 2011 |

A piece of advice for my conservative friends: cheer up.

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Israelis Fight Iran War Push

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
November 3, 2011 |

Every time I get depressed about politics in Israel, I try to remember one salient fact: their political system still sometimes functions better than ours.

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The GOP's War Hypocrisy

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
October 31, 2011 |

Twelve Americans died this weekend in Afghanistan when a car packed with explosives struck a NATO armored bus. It would be nice if someone in the media took a break from investigating Herman Cain's sex life to ask the people running for president what these Americans gave their lives for.

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Why the GOP Demonizes 'Illegals'

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
October 24, 2011 |

I turned on the Republican presidential debate last week and learned something. In today's GOP, the correct term for a human being who crosses the U.S. border without a visa in search of a brutally difficult, poorly paid job that few native-born Americans wish to do but on which our national economy depends is "illegal."

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Occupy Protests’ Seismic Effect

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
October 17, 2011 |

This past weekend, in 900 cities across the world, tens of thousands demonstrated against unregulated capitalism. Something fascinating is growing, and by the time it ends, I suspect, politics will be different in the United States and a lot of other places as well.

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The Republican Tolerance Gap

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
October 10, 2011 |

When Mitt Romney takes the stage at Tuesday night's presidential debate in Dartmouth, N.H., he will have the opportunity to answer a question that has plagued Republicans for decades: is the GOP a party defined by adherence to conservative ideals or a party in which those ideals matter less than the religion, race, or sexual orientation of the people espousing them?

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'It's Made My Voice Louder' | The Daily Beast

October 8, 2011

She was The Daily Beast's Africa columnist, the subject of a Newsweek profile by Eliza Griswold, and appeared at the 2010 Women in the World [http://womenintheworld.org/] summit. Below, she tells Leslie Bennetts how she rose to her life's many ...

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A Nobel Winner's Positive Gaze

  • By
  • Eliza Griswold,
  • New America Foundation
October 7, 2011 |

Until Thursday, 88 out of 100 people who bothered to fill out Nobelprize.org's survey, had never heard of the Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer

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