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Learning From The Strategic Folly In Afghanistan

By Josh Zuckerman To most Americans the war in Afghanistan is a frustrating riddle. Despite being routed by the vastly superior American military, the Taliban has managed to drag the war on for 14 years. Like many wars of the [...]

March 1, 2014 Soapbox Blog

The Iranian Nuclear Deal: A Step Towards Peace?

By Josh Zuckerman After months of negotiation the P5+1 and Iran have finally come to a preliminary agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The agreement is designed to warm relations and build trust between Iran and the international community. The negotiations [...]

December 1, 2013 Soapbox Blog

Kaboom

When our children and grandchildren look back at history, they may remember November 21, 2013 as the day the United States Senate started working again. Probably not, because with any luck our children and grandchildren will be well-adjusted people with [...]

November 21, 2013 Soapbox Blog

Iranian Sanctions: To Enrich or Not to Enrich

By Josh Zuckerman Despite lacking any formal progress, the latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1, the permanent Security Council members and Germany, produced quite a bit of fanfare. Those seeking Iranian rapprochement with the international community [...]

October 25, 2013 Soapbox Blog
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Syria: Now What?

By Josh Zuckerman To policy makers and the general public alike, the Syria crisis is a problem without an answer. The biggest reason for this lies in the fact that the United States has yet to articulate its policy goals [...]

October 11, 2013 Soapbox Blog

Gentlemen Prefer Blockage

Here are some things the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia does: hear most cases against federal agencies, serve as a Supreme Court farm team, act as the effective court of last resort for Guantanamo detainees, and [...]

June 1, 2013 Soapbox Blog

States' Rights and Gay Rights

In 1958, Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Jeter, a black woman, lay in bed in their Virginia home. Their marriage license, issued in the District of Columbia, hung over their bed. They were torn from that bed when [...]

May 18, 2012 Soapbox Blog
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Those Who Sacrifice Liberty for Security

 Last Thursday was the 220th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights. Congress, apparently feeling that 220 years was a nice round number, decided that this would be the perfect time to repudiate most of the basic principles [...]

December 17, 2011 Soapbox Blog
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Roosevelt the Radical

On August 31, 1910, President Theodore Roosevelt went to Osawatomie, Kansas to give a speech that laid out his vision for America. He called it New Nationalism, and it called for major, striking changes in national policy.  President Roosevelt wanted [...]

December 11, 2011 Soapbox Blog

The Cold War is an Old War

It has taken on Cold War-like tones: the United States on one end and China on the other, polarized. What might be one of their gains is another one’s loss, making relations between the two little more than another iteration [...]

November 17, 2011 Soapbox Blog