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Summoning Jeremiah

The Call to Prophecy When we think of the great biblical prophets, we might be tempted to think of people concerned mainly with wholly religious...

The Letter to Iran and Bipartisan Hype

Sioux Center, Iowa.   Most Republican members of the U.S. Senate have signed a public letter to the Iranian government warning that any agreement with...

America Needs Another Bush?

Accusing President Obama of “caviling over chemical weapons in Syria,” The Economist insists that events in Syria are “exposing Mr Obama’s hubris,” his “overconfidence,”...

Walter McDougall on American Exceptionalism

In the afterglow of last weekend's gathering of Porchers, which featured a panel on American exceptionalism, a piece by Walter McDougall over at the...

Of Dragons and Crescents

A revised foreign policy true to the principles of the Porch should turn the present one upside down.

Come Home, America: Prospects for a Coalition Against Empire

The recent anti-empire, anti-war conference in DC could be the start of a significant Left-and-Right movement to challenge the foundation of U.S. foreign policy. An across-the-spectrum coalition has great potential but problems are inherent. Political theory and political history can provide lessons.

Third Party?

Kearneysville, WV. The race for New York’s 23rd Congressional District’s open seat has garnered national attention. The Democratic candidate, Bill Owens, is currently running...