Susan Milligan


March 2011


Libya is More Like Kosovo Than Iraq or Vietnam

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No one wants "another Vietnam," the buzzphrase for a protracted conflict with no clear mission or definition of success. And no one (anymore) wants another Iraq, which has turned out to be far longer, and far more expensive, in terms of both human lives and money, than one assumes the Bush ...

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national security terrorism and the military
Iraq war (2003-2011)
Vietnam War
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
Kosovo
Qadhafi, Muammar
NATO

From Geraldine Ferraro to Michele Bachmann--How Far Women Have Come

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It was truly an exciting moment in history, and one that I assumed, in my collegiate naivete, was the beginning--finally--of what would surely be true equality for women in the workforce and in politics. Yet the death last week of Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1984,

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politics
working women
Bachmann, Michele
Congress
2012 presidential election
Clinton, Hillary
Democratic Party

Attacks on Obama Over Libya Are About 2012 Politics

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President Obama dithered too long before deciding what to do in Libya. Or maybe he rushed in too quickly, failing to consult properly with Congress before joining an international military mission to protect Libyan citizens from slaughter by barely-hanging-on Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi. Worse,

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Congress
politics
2012 presidential election
Obama, Barack
Libya
White House
Boehner, John
Republican Party
Democratic Party
deficit and national debt
national security terrorism and the military

Palin, O'Keefe, and Assange Should Learn from Anthony Shadid

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There’s someone I want Sarah Palin and James O’Keefe and Julian Assange to meet: Anthony Shadid.

Shadid, a friend and former Boston Globe colleague, has thankfully been found in Libya, after he and three of his colleagues at the New York Times went missing for several days covering the dangerous ...

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Libya
journalism
national security terrorism and the military
New York Times
NPR
tea party
Palin, Sarah

New Hampshire Republicans Wrong to Attack College Student Voting

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Oh, those pesky young people. They’re "foolish." They "just vote their feelings" and they don’t have any "life experience."

At least, that’s the assessment of New Hampshire’s new state House Speaker, William O’Brien, whose address to Tea Party movement activists was captured by a Democratic staffer,

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TAGS:
politics
students
colleges
New Hampshire
unions
Republican Party
Democratic Party
tea party

The Other Problem With Mike Huckabee's Obama-Born-in-Kenya Gaffe

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There was something very refreshing about Mike Huckabee in the 2008 presidential campaign. He was unpretentious, telling a charming story about how, as governor, he kept on his office wall a picture of some random Arkansan--maybe a gas station attendant, maybe a clerk; the photo changed every ...

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TAGS:
Obama, Barack
Huckabee, Mike
2008 presidential election
politics
2012 presidential election
Republican Party

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