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Current discussions tend to trivialize acts that are not only immoral but illegal according to covenants the United States has signed.

It fails to bring the country to a safer and saner position on nuclear power.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

With the air and ground war in Afghanistan apparently bogged down, the Pentagon is trying to alter the balance of forces on the propaganda front.

Mismanagement and secrecy have stalled the war on terrorism—and at home its effects reverberate against civil rights.

If bin Laden is destroyed, his shadowy armies will grow, rather than wither away.

Egypt's political agenda is increasingly set by the viewpoints aired on Al Jazeera.

Politics govern the increasingly difficult war against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In spite of unionist provocations, the IRA has stood down violence during the ongoing democratic process.

Blogs

The EU uses its border states as a barrier and prison camp for the frightened, impoverished people it would rather drown than save.

May 9, 2014

A year ago, many might have laughed at the idea of paying the plebe behind the counter $15 an hour. But now that workers have raised their voices, a living wage seems like a deeply modest proposal.

May 9, 2014

Many families in Nigeria are already skeptical about women’s education. The government’s failure to protect schoolgirls makes it worse.

May 9, 2014

If so, perhaps a diplomatic resolution of the Ukraine crisis is in sight.

May 8, 2014

A situation that would draw Russia and NATO into a hot conflict.

May 8, 2014

A bill considered among the strongest of several competing bids to curb government spying has passed a major legislative hurdle—but not without significant trimming. 

May 8, 2014

It’s a giveaway to the fossil fuel industry. Global climate justice advocates are fighting instead for clean, renewable energy.

May 7, 2014

Two cheers for the president's centrist foreign policy. 

May 7, 2014

“I cannot begin to comprehend the terror you are feeling,” says Melissa Harris-Perry in her open letter.

May 5, 2014