Paul Wellstone

In Memoriam: Paul Wellstone

A lot of attention has been given recently to Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) for finally displaying acts of conscience in defiance of an increasingly erratic and reactionary White House. One former Senator who never waited around to speak out was Paul Wellstone.Wellstone was described by some as “the conscience of the Read More

Hillary Clinton: ‘No role whatsoever for American soldiers on the ground’ in Iraq

The Democratic frontrunner disagrees with many Republicans calling for a return of ground forces to assist the Baghdad government in its fight against the Islamic State. However… “I think it’s a very difficult situation and I basically agree with the policies that we are currently following,” Clinton said. “And that is, American air support is Read More

The Foreign-Policy Establishment

Stephen M. Walt, a professor of international relations at Harvard University, recently wrote an interesting piece for Foreign Policy magazine about what topics are considered “taboo” among establishment foreign-policy wonks—a group that includes Walt himself as a member. The article is equally compelling for what it says as for what it implies about Walt, as Read More