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Let me tell you about the state of the union: It's lousy. The only real question is whether the President doesn't know it or just doesn't care.

The Zapatista rebels in Chiapas defiantly broke nearly two years of self-imposed silence by taking over the streets of San Cristóbal de las Casas as the New Year began.

The highpoint of this year's World Social Forum was reached earlier this evening when newly elected Brazilian president Luiz Ignacio "Lula" Da Silva showed up to address an outdoor crowd of a

At a press conference on January 20, only two days after thousands of
Americans marched in cities and towns across the nation to oppose going
to war with Iraq, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld warned

In Iran, the name Abbas Abdi is inextricably linked with the word
"reform." Although he's now a key ally of President Mohammad Khatami and
an advocate of opening a dialogue with the United Stat

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

These are dangerous times. George W. Bush is set to make another State
of the Union address.

Blogs

Obstacles to détente in the Ukraine crisis and predictions for the country's uncertain economic future.

May 28, 2015

The idea that further Western imperialism could now bring order to the Middle East is the ultimate anachronism.

May 26, 2015

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

John Kerry’s Sochi visit was a turning point in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

May 22, 2015

The refugees are fleeing abduction, torture, and assault—that’s why they’ll continue trying to reach Europe any way they can. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015