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It's not just the government and corporations who are tracking your cell and computer use: politicians on the campaign trail are some of the biggest data snoopers around. 

Fifty years ago, Kennedy made a historic speech that brought America and the Soviet Union back from the brink.

Susan Rice

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

Barack Obama

Until the president defines what “associated forces” are, the current formulation leaves open the possibility of unlimited, unending use of military force anywhere in the world.

After two decades of Republican rule, will New York finally elect a progressive to City Hall?

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Sherrod Brown

The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Yes, he said the word “climate”—but he hasn’t committed to any of the big steps needed to avert catastrophe.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

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The rhetoric was lovely, but the president’s speech on Libya was a bumbling affair in which he kept referencing the fact that he took the country to war without properly consulting Congress.

March 28, 2011

Obama should tell Americans: "I have come before you tonight to admit that I have erred in intervening in Libya."

March 28, 2011

It's time to resolve the disconnect between public opinion and government policy towards Afghanistan.

March 23, 2011

When it comes to President Obama's war of whim in Libya, Democrats and Republicans, liberals and libertarians are saying: The Constitution must be respected.

March 23, 2011

Does the silence of the Obama administration on the uprisings in Yemen have something to do with the US-backed president's role as a crucial partner in the war on terror?

March 22, 2011

"We have already spent trillions of dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.... Now, the President is plunging the United States into yet another war we cannot afford," argues the congressman.

March 22, 2011

A new initiative from Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs allows those most affected by federal budget cuts to tell their stories.

March 21, 2011

The White House posted a photo of Obama huddling with his national security team.

March 20, 2011

Obama's tour of Latin America will highlight how the US’s domestic multiple crises are hamstringing its ability to implement effective diplomacy.

March 16, 2011

Fiscal hawks in the US and Britain define policy while ignoring catastrophe.

March 15, 2011