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Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, Hooper’s War: A Novel of WWII Japan and Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the 99 Percent.

Law

Merrick Garland is the Mar-a-Lago mystery man

Dems know they now have about twelve weeks left to indict Trump or someone near him

By Peter Van Buren

International

The myth that Hiroshima was necessary

The ‘we had no choice’ excuse has had twenty-first century consequences

By Peter Van Buren

International

Is Biden giving Brittney Griner special treatment?

There are hundreds of other Americans who could be called ‘wrongfully detained’

By Peter Van Buren

China

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is about politics not diplomacy

Joe Biden is right to be worried

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Is there hope for a compromise on abortion?

We don’t like to negotiate in the United States

By Peter Van Buren

Policy

Can American idiots renounce their US citizenship?

Green Day’s lead singer wants to after Dobbs

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Democrats are stuck with Biden

Who can they tap now that they’ve turned on Joe? Kamala? Please

By Peter Van Buren

Russia

Why it matters that Brittney Griner was ‘wrongfully detained’

The government rarely tries to get Americans out of foreign custody

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Questioning the pro-choice propaganda

An abortion-related horror story out of Ohio is not what it seems

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Cassidy Hutchinson broke every rule of being a DC aide

And the January 6 committee gave her a platform to promote hearsay

By Peter Van Buren

Law

Five things to bear in mind after Dobbs

No, the Supreme Court isn’t about to green-light contraception bans

By Peter Van Buren

Europe

What happens to US fighters captured in Ukraine?

Much of what passes as ‘justice’ in wartime is meted out by the victor

By Peter Van Buren

Culture

Salvador Ramos and our crisis of masculinity

What mass shooters need are proper male role models

By Peter Van Buren

Culture

Oberlin College pays the price for wokeness

The school smeared a bakery for racism. Then came the defamation suit

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Five questions you won’t hear from the January 6 Committee

‘What happened with Ray Epps?’ and more

By Peter Van Buren

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