For First Time a Plurality View Afghan War as a Mistake

By: Wednesday February 19, 2014 6:44 am

The number of Americans who view the war in Afghanistan as a mistake has been steadily increasing for years and now for the first time a plurality think it was a bad idea to invade the country over a decade ago. From Gallup: There was a time Afghanistan was viewed as the “good war,” but [...]

Support for America’s Afghan War Continues to Crumble

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 9:29 am

In the last year support for the war in Afghanistan has continued to crumble at a rapid pace, with the latest poll once again finding support for the war at a new low. According to a new AP-Gfk poll only 27 percent of Americans now favor the war, while last year 37 percent favored it. [...]

Support for Staying in Afghanistan is Collapsing

By: Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00 pm

A record 60% of Americans want to remove troops from Afghanistan as soon as possible, while just 32% of the country think we should keep troops there until the situation has stabilized, according to a new Pew Research poll. This is a massive drop since last May when the poll found 48% wanted to remove [...]

Time to Get Out of Afghanistan

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 7:15 am

As we continue to get bad news from Afghanistan the American people have turned sharply against the war in the past few months. Overwhelming the American people think we should no longer be fighting the conflict. From New York Times: After a series of violent episodes and setbacks, support for the war in Afghanistan has [...]

Majority Wants USA Out of Afghanistan Quickly

By: Thursday March 15, 2012 8:31 am

The majority of the country has grown tired of the decade long war in Afghanistan and wants us out of there now. From Gallup: Our justification for continuing to fight in Afghanistan has shifted so many times I have lost count. At this point all we seem to be doing is trying to loosely prop [...]

American People Want Out of Afghanistan Now

By: Monday March 12, 2012 8:35 am

A majority of the American people want us to leave Afghanistan right away. From the Washington Post: A majority of Americans — 55 percent — believe that most Afghans are opposed to what the United States is trying to accomplish in that country, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. About as many Americans — 54 [...]

The Speak No Evil Approach to Afghanistan

By: Friday January 20, 2012 9:58 am

Apparently things aren’t going well in Afghanistan so the solution on the part of our government is too simply stop telling us about how bad things are. From USA Today: Military commanders in Afghanistan have stopped making public the number of allied troops killed by Afghan soldiers and police, a measure of the trustworthiness of [...]

Allowing High Unemployment Is a Choice Our Government Is Making

By: Thursday September 22, 2011 9:59 am

Official unemployment is at 9.1 percent, and the American people think unemployment is the most important problem in the country. That is why it is important for regular people to know that high employment is not solely dictated by some “invisible hand of the market.” It can be greatly affected by the policy choices made [...]

Our $4 Trillion Dollar Wars

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 8:57 am

Regardless if the final price tag ends up only just over $1 trillion or over $4 trillion, can anyone honestly look back at what we have gotten for our investment and conclude it was money well spent?

Democrats Least Likely to Think We Need Quicker Draw Down in Afghanistan

By: Tuesday June 28, 2011 11:24 am

It is a powerful reminder of how signals from partisan leaders can go a long way to shape the views of their base on some issues. The President isn’t some hapless slave to popular opinion. His bully pulpit actually is powerful and can cause people to change their minds. Now if he would just use it for changing minds on other issues.