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Most Americans take their system of government for granted, as if Moses himself had delivered the Constitution engraved on marble tablets.

The call by George W. Bush for major reform of our failed immigration policy was undoubtedly made with election-year eyes fixed on the growing Latino vote.

Saddam Hussein's capture on December 13 ended the role of the minority Sunni Arabs as Iraq's ruling group since 1638, when the Sunni Ottoman Turks captured Mesopotamia (then comprising Baghdad an

After twenty-one tension-filled days of raucous speeches, poetry readings, threats, bribery and walkouts, Afghanistan's loya jirga, held to endorse a new Constitution for Afghanistan after

Until there is a legitimate government in Iraq, it's unclear whether any new oil deals will stand.

New documents detail how Rumsfeld and Reagan let Iraq know it was just fine to keep using chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds.

Reporters say harassment and intimidation by American soldiers is growing.

"The enemies of a free Iraq have lost their leader," said George Bush following the capture of Saddam Hussein.

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Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

The two countries have resumed a dialogue after fifty years.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Revisting Empire's Workshop.

December 11, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Poverty doesn’t cause terrorism, but poor countries face special problems in dealing with it.

December 8, 2014

The people who deny that we’re in a new Cold War are the people who got us into it in the first place.

December 5, 2014

Even the Senate’s favorite nuke experts aren’t on board with derailing Iran talks, but that won’t deter the incoming Republican Congress.

December 4, 2014

When it comes to Ukraine, it’s time for the hawks to stand down.

November 25, 2014

The United States is rapidly shifting toward a more aggressive foreign policy with limited public debate.

November 24, 2014