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A Public Plan for Peace

Robert Koehler fears that endless war has become so integral to American policy that it goes nearly unnoticed, institutionalized and framed by a compliant media. Trump's presidency, in its bellicose recklessness, may also be awakening the American public to the danger of perpetual war. But, "The resistance has to go deeper than Trump. At its center we need a public plan for peace."

The Mental Limits of War

This conventional American wisdom of war, Robert Koehler laments, "[doesn't] open the mind — certainly not to argument and debate — but, instead, quietly set[s] our collective mental limits. Either you bomb something or you do nothing. What do you not understand about that?"

Syria’s Beautiful Babies: How to Confront Trump’s Hypocrisy

Angered by the carnage in Syria, Adam Ericksen finds a contradiction between Trump's expression of empathy for the victims of the gas attack and his administration's refusal to admit Syrian refugees. Nevertheless, he cautions progressives not to shame President Trump, but to instead hold him accountable to his claims of empathy in order to persuade him to open the United States to the "beautiful Syrian babies" and their families.