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Chilean presidential candidates

The presidential runoff between Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei presents an opportunity to overcome Pinochet's twisted legacy.

Samurai sword

Three decades after World War II, a veteran returns to Japan on a quest of kindness.

Cuban and American flags

Irrational US policy is keeping hundreds of thousands of Cubans from spending the holidays with their families.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

The Grey Lady’s recent editorial on Ukraine and Vladimir Putin was one-dimensional and ideological.

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Prison

In the wake of 9/11, prosecutors have embraced “special administrative measures” to keep terrorism suspects guilty until proven otherwise.

(Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why it’s hard to make sense of US foreign policy.

Blogs

This morning, PBS Frontline scooped itself, posting online its promised ten-minute segment for tonight's show on Bradley Manning's early years, or as it's billed  (wink, wink)  “The Private Life of Bradley Manning.”

March 29, 2011

The rhetoric was lovely, but the president’s speech on Libya was a bumbling affair in which he kept referencing the fact that he took the country to war without properly consulting Congress.

March 28, 2011

Obama should tell Americans: "I have come before you tonight to admit that I have erred in intervening in Libya."

March 28, 2011

How a Hollywood star offered herself in a hostage trade.

March 25, 2011

This week, we commenorate the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire with an essay by Joshua Freeman, AFL-CIO's Tula Connell and a must see slideshow. I weigh in on the GOP's despicable politics with MSNBC's Ed Shultz. And a court victory against the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program...

March 25, 2011

After tracing the days of his youth in Oklahoma, and kicking around at low-paying jobs after high school, we pick up the story after he has decided to join the military.

March 25, 2011

The uprisings in the Arab world are too complex to be reduced to a one-size-fits-all doctrine.

March 24, 2011

Lennon’s song turns out to be not so utopian.

March 24, 2011

Most of us still know very little about Manning, his legal case and his incarceration—and how it reached this point.

March 24, 2011

It's time to resolve the disconnect between public opinion and government policy towards Afghanistan.

March 23, 2011