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Recent calamitous events—9/11, the recession, Enron's collapse—haven't affected the Bush administration's aims: tax cuts, drilling and Social Security 'reform.'

China is taking away Mexico's jobs, as globalization enters a fateful new stage.

Israel must decide if it wants a Jewish homeland in Palestine, or all of Palestine as a Jewish state.

Food companies ship supplies to Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Michelle, in what could be the beginning of the end for the tediously long US embargo of the island country.

Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.

It's proven useful of late in Afghanistan, but Annan shouldn't expect miracles.

Unless the number of arms is reduced dramatically, peace is unlikely to hold.

Gorbachev represented a unique change in Soviet statesmanship; two books examine him and the end of the Cold War.

President Bush meets with Russian leader Putin, al the while ICBMs target Russia.

Past Nobel Prize winners congratulate the UN and Kofi Annan.

Blogs

The United States has for more than two centuries held that freedom of the press is an essential freedom. Now that the Egyptian regime has launched a systematic attack on journalism and journalists, President Obama needs to make a clean break with the dictatorship that has for too long used US funds to assault American ideals.

February 4, 2011

From Cairo, Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on the increasing violence surrounding the protests against President Hosni Mubarak.

February 3, 2011

Many critics suggest WikiLeaks has revealed “nothing new” in Cablegate releases. So it seems useful to assemble most of the major revelations.

February 3, 2011

A Washington insider says to expect a push from White House to ratify the flawed Colombia Free Trade Treaty.  Also to be expected: rising body counts of trade unionists.

February 3, 2011

More Egyptian cables, WikiLeaks forum events, and a post on all that Cablegate has revealed so far.

February 3, 2011

Borrowing a page from Chalmers Johnson, Ron Paul argues for cutting aid to Egypt in order to foster democracy and reduce the risk of blowback. A key Democrat backs suspending aid until it’s clear Mubarak is on the way out.

February 2, 2011

The famous author and web skeptic emerged on Wednesday, arguing that Egypt's protests do not undermine his famous beef with online organizing.

February 2, 2011

Side with Mubarak or the Egyptian people? Label the demos jihadist or Tea Party East? Republicans ask, “What’s my line?”

February 2, 2011

Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on the clashes in Cairo taking place as pro-Mubarak forces attack anti-Mubarak protesters.

February 2, 2011

The repeated invocation on the part of conservatives signals a deeper malady.

February 2, 2011