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When the Pulitzer prizes were announced in April, surprisingly none of the hundreds of journalists covering the war in the Balkans last year were among the winners.

The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

Forty-six years after Lolita Lebrón and fellow Puerto Rican nationalists shot up the House of Representatives, wounding five members in a desperate act of defiance, Lebrón, along wi

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.

Blogs

NCIS: Los Angeles does a WikiLeaks-inspired show. Salon blogger posts story on Obama administration using wildly exaggerated and even false claims against WikiLeaks. And more cables on diplomatic spying.

January 19, 2011

As President Hu arrives to meet Obama, the White House ought to look inward at America's own failings, not bash Beijing.

January 18, 2011

A US military chaplain in Iraq says it's time to go.

January 18, 2011

Greg Mitchell gives the latest updates on the tax cheat leak and more.

January 18, 2011

It's refreshing to see people toppling a corrupt regime, but there's a long way to go.

January 17, 2011

This day in history, Alan Lomax and a message from Gershom Gorenberg.

January 14, 2011

An update on news and views on all things WikiLeaks. Check back often as items are added to the post throughout the day.

January 14, 2011

There may yet be justice for the victims of the post-9/11 United States torture program. Just not in the US.

January 12, 2011

Israeli leader angered by Mossad chief's comment that Iran won't have a bomb before 2015.

January 12, 2011

On the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake—it's hard not to think about how we turn up, or not, for the ones we love.

January 11, 2011