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Our Favorite Politics Stories of 2014

12.31.14

Our Favorite Politics Stories of 2014

12.31.14
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Our favorite politics stories published in 2014. This is just a small list be sure to check out the rest by clicking here.

The U.S., Cuba, and Strategic Foreign Policy

By Daniel Wagner

Many of President Obama’s critics are characterizing him as a bumbling idiot and a traitor for having broken the 55-year old ice between the U.S. and Cuba.

Drone Mania in U.S. Skies: Regulating the Future

By Binoy Kampmark

It seems like dystopian mayhem: the US airspace, riddled with opportunistic drones, surveillance vehicles, hell fire missiles and other such lethal projectiles manned by ruthless, unhinged operators.

Pete Souza/White House

Pete Souza/White House

President Obama Overhauls Immigration Reform

By Samantha Pena

The past few months have seen great upheavals in the Obama administration, especially regarding the changes to immigration reform.

A Republic of Influence: How GOP Battles May Influence American Foreign Policy Moving Forward

By Christopher Bing

On Wednesday morning following the midterm elections, a resounding victory call rang through Washington celebrating a freshly elected GOP majority.

2014 Congressional Elections will Decide Immigration Reform

By Samantha Pena

However the upcoming midterms turn out, immigration reform will continue to be a hot button issue and will likely need to be decided in the near term.

Falling Short of the Mark: The Eric Holder Dossier

By Binoy Kampmark

The file is packed, and weighed down by layers of history that unfolded over almost six years of the Obama administration. Eric Holder, Jr. may be going, vacating the position of Attorney-General once a replacement is found, but he last left a patchwork legacy for what is one of the country’s most onerous yet powerful positions.

Pete Souza/White House

Pete Souza/White House

Avoiding the People’s Representatives: ISIS and Congress

By Binoy Kampmark

By bypassing the U.S. Congress and ordering airstrikes to protect Iraqi civilians and take out ISIS fighters, President Obama ran rough shot over the U.S. Congress.

Could Huntsman beat Clinton on Foreign Policy in 2016?

By Venu Katta

With two years left in office and Obama essentially “phoning it in,” his second term foreign policy goals are more or less DOA. The only trick is not to screw it up too much if his successor is a Democrat.

Dismantling the Republican Party’s “Conservative Expert-Interventionist” Hypothesis

By Venu Katta

Rather than divide the party in the long run, the internal debate within the Republican Party between the isolationist and interventionist wings is perhaps a way to build a stronger foreign policy platform.

Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Makes Us Less Safe

By John Price

The Obama administration has increased the risk of Islamist attacks with the release of five jihadists in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl.

Lewinsky, Clinton and ‘Zippergate’ Redux 2014

By Lauren Rosewarne

Only in America would oral sex matter between a then-intern and a sitting a U.S. president. But with the Monica Lewinsky-Clinton scandal back in the news, we have something to chat about.

The Creeping Hand of Repression: Indefinite Military Detention and the NDAA

By Binoy Kampmark

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, signed by the President last December, was devil spawn, engendered by a security atmosphere that has the executive and law makers enthral.

via Wikimedia

via Wikimedia

Hypocrisy and the Surveillance Stand-Off: Feinstein and the CIA

By Binoy Kampmark

Senator Dianne Feinstein said recently that the CIA hacked a computer network established to investigate allegations of CIA abuses during the Bush administration.

Taming the NSA: Obama’s Lukewarm Recipe

By Binoy Kampmark

President Obama gave a much anticipated speech in which he addressed NSA reforms in light of the Edward Snowden disclosures.

Obama’s Foreign Policy Message through NSA Reforms

By Arafat Kabir Upol

On Friday as he laid out directives to reform the NSA, President Barack Obama deftly touched on several foreign policy issues.

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