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Apr 5, 2017, 12:46pm EDT
  • April 17, 2018

    Nikki Haley refuses to take the fall for the Russia sanctions snafu: “I don’t get confused”

    A Trump official apologized for blaming her for the White House’s mixed messaging on sanctions.

  • April 17, 2018

    Trump wants Arab nations to send troops into Syria. That’s a spectacularly bad idea.

    Let’s just say it could turn a simmering "cold war" into a really hot one.

  • April 17, 2018

    Syria exposes the core feature of Trump’s foreign policy: contradiction

    The bombing of Syria reveals just how fundamentally incoherent Trump’s foreign policy is.

  • April 16, 2018

    Trump’s massive flip-flop on Syria, explained by the American Chopper meme

    Trump used to think bombing Syria was a really bad idea. Now he’s doing the bombing.

  • April 16, 2018

    The past 3 days of Syria news, explained

    We’ve seen Assad’s defiance, Trump’s flip, and Turkey’s anger.

  • April 16, 2018

    Why Trump’s limited strike on Syria probably won’t work

    It didn’t work a year ago, for starters.

  • April 16, 2018

    Was Trump’s Syria bombing illegal?

    A constitutional lawyer explains.

  • April 16, 2018

    John Bolton wanted a massive bombing raid in Syria. Trump said no.

    The limited strike in Syria shows that the administration’s more cautious voices carried the day.

  • April 16, 2018

    Donald Trump’s corruption means he’ll never be a “normal” commander in chief

    Every issue he touches — including Syria — is awash in conflicts of interest.

  • April 16, 2018

    The US has bombed Syria to punish it for a chemical attack

    This is likely the "big price" Trump wants the Syrian government to pay.

  • April 16, 2018

    The US bombing of Syria, explained in 400 words

    A short guide to America’s limited military response in Syria.

  • April 15, 2018

    How Obama’s “red line” fiasco led to Trump bombing Syria

    Thanks, Obama.

  • April 15, 2018

    Trump tweets “Mission Accomplished!” after Syria bombing

    He seems to have forgotten Bush’s infamous mission accomplished speech in 2003.

  • April 13, 2018

    The real (but small) danger of a US-Russia war over Syria

    "I suspect neither side wants a direct confrontation, but when things go flash-bang, there are always surprises and unintended consequences."

  • April 13, 2018

    The US just bombed Syria. What happens next?

    Trump’s Syrian airstrike could escalate dangerously.

  • April 13, 2018

    Read Trump’s statement on Syria strike: “They are crimes of a monster”

    The president is bombing Syria in response to a chemical attack.

  • April 13, 2018

    The war in Syria, explained

    How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.

  • April 12, 2018

    Bombing Syria won’t stop Assad from using chemical weapons

    Assad’s forces launched more than 200 chemical attacks since the start of the war.

  • April 11, 2018

    Trump just tweeted that a strike on Syria is imminent

    And then he tried to make nice with Russia, Syria’s ally, in the very next tweet.

  • June 27, 2017

    The White House is threatening Syria over a possibly made-up chemical weapons issue

    But there is evidence of chemical weapons activity at a Syrian airbase.

  • April 15, 2017

    After the Syria strikes, right-wing non-interventionists are back in the wilderness

    The long, sad history of the America First ideology

  • April 14, 2017

    I voted for Trump. After the Syria strikes, I'm second-guessing my choice.

    What happened to “America First”?

  • April 14, 2017

    Few Democratic voters back Syria bombings. So why do so many Democrats in Congress?

    Opposition to the Syria strikes is much stronger among Democratic voters than among Democrats in Washington.

  • April 13, 2017

    What Syria taught us about Donald Trump

    Forget "America First." The Syria strike shows us how Trump’s foreign policy really works.

  • April 11, 2017

    Sean Spicer made not one but several gaffes about the Holocaust on Tuesday

    "Hitler didn't even sink to the level of using chemical weapons" — an actual thing the White House press secretary said.