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The Daily Talking Points

Published on December 2nd, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

News and views related to U.S.-Iran relations from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 Foreign Policy: Despite the treasury’s letter to the Senate expressing “the Administration’s strong opposition” to the proposed Menendez-Kirk amendment to a new Iran ... Read More


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He was 22… She was 12…

Published on December 2nd, 2011 | by Tom Engelhardt

Lessons From the Dead in a No-Learning-Curve World By Tom Engelhardt He was 22, a corporal in the Marines from Preston, Iowa, a “city” incorporated in 1890 with a present population of 949.  He died in ... Read More


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Bachmann thinks there’s a U.S. Embassy in Iran

Published on November 30th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

A few weeks ago GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann bragged to Fox News that she hasn’t had any significant gaffes during her campaign. She was wrong then, later, and again today when she told a crowd ... Read More


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Jimmy Carter in Conversation with Jon Snow

Published on November 30th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Jimmy Carter is one of only a few U.S. presidents who was well-versed in foreign policy. With the Camp David Accords he convinced Israel to vacate the Sinai Peninsula and dismantle settlements. He intended to persuade ... Read More


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Roger Cohen: The Doctrine of Silence

Published on November 30th, 2011 | by Guest

By Gary Sick Roger Cohen, my favorite columnist at the New York Times, combines the uncommon qualities of courage and analytical astuteness. He sees beyond the horizon and does not flinch from describing what he sees ... Read More


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