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In no literature in the world has the immigrant novel been more varied, more original, more persistent than in ours--and this for the most obvious of reasons.

For some time now, American political discussion has seemed to revolve around little stock phrases, such as "defining moment" (at the time of the first Gulf War), "the end of history" (at the end

The CIA's Duelfer report may have confirmed the gross falsity of the WMD claims invoked by the Bush Administration to justify its war against Iraq, but it has also triggered a feeding frenzy in t

After a week of fighting, US military commanders have proclaimed victory in the battle for Falluja.

In the postelection world, holding evangelical Protestantism up to the light has become all the rage, which does seem somewhat like shutting the barn door after the horse has left the barn.

TERI WILLS ALLISON

Teri Wills Allison, a massage therapist and a member of Military Families Speak Out, lives near Austin, Texas.

Less than twenty-four hours after The Nation disclosed that former Secretary of State James Baker and the Carlyle Group were involved in a secret deal to profit from Iraq's debt to Kuwait,

As the right wing's antifeminist front, the sisters of the Independent Women's Forum have been such a hit in this country that they're now getting taxpayer money to take their act on the road.

The civilians of Falluja are negotiating to stave off a threatened US-led military incursion.

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The president's announcement this week was a long overdue step into the twenty-first century.

December 23, 2014

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

The two countries have resumed a dialogue after fifty years.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Revisting Empire's Workshop.

December 11, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Poverty doesn’t cause terrorism, but poor countries face special problems in dealing with it.

December 8, 2014

The people who deny that we’re in a new Cold War are the people who got us into it in the first place.

December 5, 2014

Even the Senate’s favorite nuke experts aren’t on board with derailing Iran talks, but that won’t deter the incoming Republican Congress.

December 4, 2014

When it comes to Ukraine, it’s time for the hawks to stand down.

November 25, 2014