The Nation

on Feb 27, 2015 - 12:06 PM ET
Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor

What is worse? Bragging that you “covered” a war that you didn’t cover? Or “covering up” a war crime?

Judging by the firestorm that hit Bill O’Reilly last week, the US media (with the exception of HuffPo’s excellent Roque Planas) clearly thinks O’Reilly’s war-zone exaggerations are worse than his role in covering up,...

on Feb 23, 2015 - 07:52 AM ET

The story of how Chile, in the decades after its 1973 coup and death of democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende, became one of the most neoliberal societies on the planet is well known. But there’s been a remarkable reversal over the last few years. Chile’s current president, Michelle Bachelet, less than a year into her...

Economy, Politics, World
on Feb 20, 2015 - 09:01 AM ET
Bill O'Reilly

Imitation is a form of flattery, so I’m flattered that Mother Jones’s David Corn found my post on Bill O’Reilly’s possibly covering up war crimes in El Salvador so inspiring that he basically wrote an expanded version. A mention, rather than an...

on Feb 9, 2015 - 14:34 PM ET

Before Bill O’Reilly was, well, Bill O’Reilly, he worked for a time as a foreign correspondent for CBS Evening News, anchored by Dan Rather. O’Reilly talks about that period of his career in two of his books, and in both mentions that in early 1982 he reported from northeastern El Salvador, just after the infamous El Mozote Massacre. “...

on Feb 4, 2015 - 06:41 AM ET

This week, Pope Francis declared Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero a “martyr” for the Catholic faith, the last major step on the road to becoming a saint. Romero was assassinated on the order of a US-trained and -backed death-squader, Roberto D’Aubuisson, almost thirty-five years ago, on March 24, 1980.

According to the National...

on Feb 3, 2015 - 10:48 AM ET
Protest in Argentina

In Buenos Aires, on January 18, Alberto Nisman, a government prosecutor, was found dead in his apartment, shot with a 22. The death, either a suicide or a murder, has rocked Argentine politics. One’s opinion on what the killing means depends on one’s opinion of the country’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Nisman, who had spent years investigating the 1994 bombing of the Argentina Israelite Mutual Association, which killed eighty...