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Defying US policy, they save the lives of illegal migrants, a cup of water at a time.

In this space last week, I commented that the choice for the United
States in North Korea was probably between a catastrophic war and
permitting North Korea to keep its nuclear program and its

Violence, Hannah Arendt said, destroys power. The United States is moving quickly down this path.

Freshly unearthed documents may force the AFL-CIO to face up to past betrayals.

Now that the regime of Saddam Hussein has been overthrown, the Bush
Administration, like a submarine that, having successfully sunk one
ship, resurfaces its periscope to find others, is looking

It was the best of wars. It was the worst of wars. But did the war in
Iraq change anyone's mind?

The latest crisis with North Korea appears to be about the North finally
declaring that it has the bomb, but in fact it is about the Bush
Administration's inability to hide or control sharp int

Tom Friedman doesn't care if the United States ever finds weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq.

When Ayatollah Abdel Majid al-Khoei was stabbed to death earlier this month by a mob in Shiite Islam's holiest mosque, the bloody event was widely described as a blow to the forces of reconciliat

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The kleptocratic kingdom has long backed the Brothers.

July 13, 2012

Violence is rising, but the United States knows little or nothing about what’s really happening.

July 9, 2012

White House tells defense contractors not to worry themselves about spending cuts.

July 2, 2012

Often below the radar, some activists are organizing against the Obama administration’s drone policy.

June 27, 2012

Obama needs to put an end to NATO’s warmongering on Syria, or this will get a lot uglier, fast.

June 27, 2012

It’s a high-stakes poker game over the future of Bashar Assad.

June 19, 2012

Mitt believes he has the authority to attack Iran without Congressional approval.

June 19, 2012

The “kill list” is different—and it may present the most important test of human rights principles in the Obama era.

June 18, 2012

 Eric on Heart and Paul Simon and Reed on the absurdity of the anger surrounding leaks.

June 15, 2012