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Bush Administration hijacks the Constitution with the Patriot Act and military tribunals; our supine media wakes up (briefly); Congress sleeps

The Institute for Creative Technologies makes Star Wars–type simulations for Army personnel

The Taliban may have met its match: the American Dream Machine.

The collapse of the Taliban means the focus there must shift to relief of its citizens.

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

There is mass hunger and need in Afghanistan, and the UN is under great pressure to get supplies through.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

The United States takes the couch.

The inclusion of women in peace negotiations would go a long way toward addressing their exploitation and abuse in war-torn areas.

Death rates are alarming but lower than claimed. Saddam shares responsibility.

Blogs

What, exactly, is the Brotherhood? How strong is it inside Egypt?

February 11, 2011

President Obama delivered a lovely speech essentially celebrating the transition of power in Egypt. Then, a few hours later, Mubarak announced he was staying.

February 10, 2011

More on Egypt cables, continued reports on former WikiLeaks partner Domscheit-Berg's book, and the latest on new developments related to WikiLeaks

February 10, 2011

This weekend saw something revolutionary—not just  in Egypt, but in the Congo. The V-Day foundation, led by playwright and GRITtv guest Eve Ensler, opened its first City of Joy, a compound that will help Congolese women, many of them rape survivors, heal and learn, as V-Day puts it, to “turn their pain to power.”

February 9, 2011

The War in Afghanistan is the longest in US history and the most expensive. What are we doing there?

February 9, 2011

What could become a general strike by Egypt's workers has begun. Parliament building, broadcasting center targeted.

February 9, 2011

Unsealed documents on ACLU and EFF motions related to the “Twitter Order,” data intelligence firms targeting WikiLeaks supporters and more on the latest cables released by WikiLeaks

February 9, 2011

An old school mate remembers Frank Wisner, our man—or not—in Egypt.

February 8, 2011

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and NYU's Stephen Cohen join MSNBC's Morning Joe to explore whether Russia and US foreign interests are at odds.

February 8, 2011

The US media seem to have found a new language for the economy. There's been talk of “solidarity” and even “class war,” and a focus on corruption and inequality like we haven't seen in who knows how long.

The only problem? They're talking about Egypt.

February 8, 2011