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on Jul 1, 2015 - 17:00 PM ET
Deuel Vocational Institute

Though the Supreme Court gave the left a series of resounding victories last week, one of the nation’s leading legal groups is increasingly looking beyond Washington and the courts to advance its agenda. Over the last eight months the American Civil Liberties Union has raised $80 million to launch a political-advocacy project with the aim of winning civil-liberties...

US Politics, States, The Courts
on Jul 1, 2015 - 16:21 PM ET
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Negotiators for Iran and world powers announced Tuesday that they would keep talking in Vienna until July 9, extending the self-imposed June 30 deadline in order to attempt to reach a historic nuclear accord. The talks have taken on a level of extraordinary seriousness; reports out of Vienna indicate back-and-forth over the few remaining sticking points, not minor ones either, but a deal is widely expected to...

on Jul 1, 2015 - 14:40 PM ET
Pope Francis

On June 18, Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment and climate change, calling for urgent climate action. In it, he makes the religious and moral argument for addressing the climate crisis, emphasizing the need for “technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels” to be “progressively replaced...

on Jul 1, 2015 - 14:26 PM ET
Henry Kissinger

The “international community” these days seems to exist solely to enforce ritualized submission. There’s Greece, of course, targeted by the European Central Bank with what Ambrose Evans-Pritchard called a “nasty, bullying, insistence on ritual capitulation for the sake of it.” Puerto Rico is also many billions in debt to a...

on Jul 1, 2015 - 11:57 AM ET
Vietnamese factory workers

It’s been a long journey out of the aftermath of civil war for Vietnam, transforming from the object of American invasion into a bastion of American neoliberalism.

So when President Obama toured Nike’s headquarters in Oregon and heralded the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a boon for US jobs, that translated in...

Economic Policy, Globalization, World
on Jul 1, 2015 - 10:55 AM ET
Ngozi Okobi

As the soccer world is still exhaling after the USA’s thrilling 2-0 semifinal victory over Germany, it is worth taking a moment to look backward at the tournament before the inexorable hyper-focus upon this weekend’s final against either Japan or England. The Women’s World Cup has been a showcase of brilliant, nail-biting soccer: the best of the beautiful game. It has also been an exercise in seeing just where we are on the question of the sport’s...

Sports, Society