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The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminou

The British government, increasingly desperate to silence a former MI5 intelligence officer who has been campaigning to expose government misconduct, has sued him and a London newspaper under the

A tangled web of disingenuous calculation marked developments there, and the public was the more deceived.

It will be a long time before we forget the picture flashed around the world of Elián González being rescued at gunpoint.

Perhaps one of the most fatuous theories ever promulgated was Francis Fukuyama's "End of History," put forth just as, in most parts of the world, history resumed its sanguinary progress as soon a

A quarter-century after the end of the Vietnam War, and eleven years after the collapse of the Berlin wall, it has become commonplace to say that we Americans have no consensus on foreign policy.

The turn of the millennium provided yet another occasion to celebrate a triumphant American Century.

Holly Burkhalter

Holly Burkhalter has more than twenty years' experience in the human rights field.

The power of the market, and of the giant corporations that dominate it, is the overriding political fact of our time.

With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the American withdrawal from Vietnam hard upon us, readers and viewers may well be treated to a multitude of reprises of the arguments surrounding the war and

Blogs

A closer look at Kathleen Parker's take on the idea of a 'full-blooded' American president and the crisis of American identity.

October 4, 2010

Lieberman gives Obama a deadline of the end of 2010 before he has to take the military option, yes, "off the table."

October 4, 2010

Despite what McCain thinks, the US military doesn't always do things according to official policy. Stephen Colbert knows that, and so does Jeremy Scahill.

October 1, 2010

Playing its trump card, Pakistan has shut down a supply route for NATO forces in Afghanistan.

October 1, 2010

In our longest war, we have yet to even begin to grapple with the whys of war and the what-war-really-is questions.

September 29, 2010

US forces step up bombing of Pakistan and threaten cross-border ground attacks, and launch offensive in three districts around Kandahar

September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 28's media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick.

September 28, 2010

Reports that a computer virus in Iran is state-sponsored may signal that the United States is already attacking Iran.

September 27, 2010

Backed by key unions and activists, Ed Miliband is given the charge to lead the fight against Conservative cuts.

September 25, 2010