Tag: Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren: Back to the Future

April 2016

Five Questions That Weren't Asked During the 2012 Presidential Debates and Are Unlikely to Be Asked in 2016.

Peter Van Buren: Nickel and Dimed in 2016

February 2016

You Can't Earn a Living on the Minimum Wage

Peter Van Buren: The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed

July 2015

U.S.-Iranian relations emerge from a thirty-year cold war for the better.

Peter van Buren: What If There Is No Plan B for Iraq?

June 2015

Five things that won't work in Iraq: when at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again.

Peter Van Buren: The Iranian Ascendancy

April 2015

Twelve years later, we know the winner in Iraq: Iran.

Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?

November 2014

Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and at the Pentagon.

Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

October 2014

Seven worst-case scenarios in the battle with the Islamic State.

Peter van Buren: Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

September 2014

Fighting in Iraq until hell freezes over.

Peter van Buren: Dead Is Dead

July 2014

Drone-killing the Fifth Amendment.

Todd Miller: Border Wars in the Homeland

July 2014

The Fourth Amendment has been the biggest casualty of US Customs and Border Patrol's post-9/11 militarization.

Peter Van Buren: Shredding the Fourth Amendment in Post-Constitutional America

June 2014

Four ways that the Fourth Amendment no longer applies.

Peter Van Buren: Regime Change in America

May 2014

An empire in decline (city by city, town by town).

Peter Van Buren: An Apartheid of Dollars

April 2014

Life in the new American minimum-wage economy.

Peter Van Buren: How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?

April 2014

How Rahinah Ibrahim's life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracy and anti-terror measures that have come to define post-Constitutional America.

Peter Van Buren: Silencing Whistleblowers Obama-Style

March 2014

Obama takes his war on whistleblowers to the Supreme Court.

Peter Van Buren: Drone Killing the Fifth Amendment

February 2014

How to build a post-Constitutional America one death at a time.

Peter Van Buren: Welcome to the Memory Hole

December 2013

Why the NSA's reaction to Snowden hints at a future that is closer to 1984 than even Orwell could have imagined.

Peter Van Buren: What if Congress Says No?

September 2013

Why refusing to attack Syria matters.

Peter Van Buren: Welcome to Post-Constitution America

August 2013

What if your country begins to change and no one notices?

Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden’s Long Flight

July 2013

What a whistleblower thinks a fellow whistleblower might have thought.

Peter Van Buren: Homeland Insecurity

May 2013

Seven years, untold dollars to silence one man.

Peter Van Buren: Mission Unaccomplished

March 2013

Why the invasion of Iraq was the single worst foreign policy decision in American history.

Peter Van Buren: Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell

October 2012

During the next two presidential debates, some important foreign policy questions won't be asked.

Peter van Buren: How Not to Reconstruct Iraq, Afghanistan, or America

August 2012

A guide to disaster at home and abroad.

Peter Van Buren: Leaking War

June 2012

Is the Obama administration's crackdown on leakers and whistleblowers indicative of a new sort of Imperial Presidency?