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Bush Administration hijacks the Constitution with the Patriot Act and military tribunals; our supine media wakes up (briefly); Congress sleeps

The Institute for Creative Technologies makes Star Wars–type simulations for Army personnel

The Taliban may have met its match: the American Dream Machine.

The collapse of the Taliban means the focus there must shift to relief of its citizens.

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

There is mass hunger and need in Afghanistan, and the UN is under great pressure to get supplies through.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

The United States takes the couch.

The inclusion of women in peace negotiations would go a long way toward addressing their exploitation and abuse in war-torn areas.

Death rates are alarming but lower than claimed. Saddam shares responsibility.

Blogs

I felt the press had blown its last best chance to really put Bush's feet to the fire.

March 20, 2014

The Russian leader sounds nationalist tones and warns of US support for a “fifth column” inside Russia.

March 19, 2014

Join The Nation and RootsAction in calling on Congress to keep military spending at sequester levels or lower and invest instead in vital programs at home.

March 18, 2014

Washington is threatening to withhold development aid unless El Salvador adopts economic policies that Salvadorans just voted against.

March 18, 2014

We were among the few to raise serious questions about what might happen after our “victory” in Iraq.

March 18, 2014

But the hawks are demanding much stronger measures.

March 17, 2014

Greg Mitchell recalls the good, the bad and the ugly in press coverage of the Iraq War.

March 17, 2014

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014

Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased US troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

The British parliamentarian, who has died at age 88, was one of history’s great champions of giving power to the people.

March 14, 2014