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The capture of Saddam Hussein has raised the question of how best to hold him accountable for the horrendous human rights violations committed by his regime.

A confession is, by definition, a declaration of guilt.

Barely a month ago Prime Minister Tony Blair looked unstoppable. He'd survived, narrowly, a revolt within his own party over plans to allow universities to charge higher tuition fees.

It's been a while since Cuba, that caiman-shaped Caribbean isle, ceased to be a place on the map.

Meteorologists may disagree, but the political weather in Britain almost always comes from the United States.

When
Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a bloody coup on
September 11, 1973, the Nixon Administration declared its support for
the "preservation of Chilean democracy." In

Editor's Note: The Nation gives its columnists the widest possible latitude and, as readers know, their views are not always those of the magazine. In this instance, however, the editor wants to go on record as disagreeing profoundly with the analogies made by Alexander Cockburn in this column.

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

Brilliant, spirited, but he's stayed too long.

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

Blogs

The Egypt pro-democracy movement has much more in common with the grassroots, bottom-up Obama campaign than the Bush admininistration's barrel of a gun “freedom agenda.”

February 11, 2011

The US media seem to have found a new language for the economy. There's been talk of “solidarity” and even “class war,” and a focus on corruption and inequality like we haven't seen in who knows how long.

The only problem? They're talking about Egypt.

February 8, 2011

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports on the media crackdown that journalists have faced in Egypt.

February 7, 2011

From Cairo, Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on the increasing violence surrounding the protests against President Hosni Mubarak.

February 3, 2011

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on the clashes in Cairo taking place as pro-Mubarak forces attack anti-Mubarak protesters.

February 2, 2011

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on today's massive protest in Cairo.

February 1, 2011

Democracy Now!’s Sharif Kouddous reports on the ongoing unrest in Egypt.

January 31, 2011

Mubarak names head of intelligence as “vice president.”

January 29, 2011

Is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's reign coming to an end?

January 28, 2011

Israeli leader angered by Mossad chief's comment that Iran won't have a bomb before 2015.

January 12, 2011