Morning Swim: Black Friday 2010

By: Friday November 26, 2010 5:02 am

A brief look at what’s happening in the news on the morning after Thanksgiving 2010.

 

Morning Swim: Thanksgiving 2010

By: Thursday November 25, 2010 5:01 am

A brief look at what’s happening in the news on Thanksgiving morning, 2010.

CFR President Richard Haass Plays Six Degrees of Iran with North Korea

By: Wednesday November 24, 2010 7:00 pm

American foreign policy makers have a few countries that are routinely regarded as evil no matter what the evidence. A few examples include: Iran, North Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Chad, Somalia, Syria, etc.

There’s no limit to what a foreign policy maker will hypothesize on the airwaves, and this has been especially true in the case of North Korea attacking South Korea. In discussions about how the U.S. should respond, neoconservatives have appeared on television to cheerlead the idea of a nuclear response.

Morning Swim: August 9th, 2010

By: Monday August 9, 2010 5:00 am

A brief look at what’s happening in the news on the morning of August 9th, 2010.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Campbell Craig and Fred Logevall, America’s Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity

By: Sunday April 25, 2010 2:00 pm

[Welcome authors, Campbell Craig and Fred Logevall, Hosted by Jeremi Suri] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book.  Please take other conversations to a previous thread.   - bev] Craig and Logevall, America’s Cold War America’s Cold War is a powerful and provocative book written by two very talented historians. Campbell [...]

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James Bradley, The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War

By: Sunday March 7, 2010 2:00 pm

Ever wonder about why Imperial Japan attacked Pearl Harbor? Or why they became imperial in the first place? It’s all here in The Imperial Cruise, and it all points to America’s own “Rough Rider,” Teddy Roosevelt.

Perhaps you thought “waterboarding” started in Iraq. It was really the Spanish-American War in 1898. Massacres in Vietnam? There was precedent here too. Photos in the book.

Border Crossings Start in the Boardroom

By: Thursday February 7, 2008 10:30 am

Before the immigration debate builds steam later this election year, I really wish candidates at all levels and in every party could spend a few hours in a maquila talking with workers.

A few years ago, I spent two weeks in Guatemala with STITCH, a U.S.-based labor group that supports women workers in Latin America.

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