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"I am here in the hope that we can do business," Minnesota Governor
Jesse Ventura told a Cuban audience after cutting the ceremonial ribbon
with Fidel Castro to open the recent US Food and Agri

We must strengthen institutions that protect us from a national security state.

The arrangements are in place. What's missing is any sense they could go awry.

"There are people in this city that believe that the military campaign
against Iraq will not be difficult, especially because of the enormous
advances in technology and the willingness of some

Pitt: I'd like to talk for a moment about Iraq's nuclear weapons
program.

The war with Iraq is part of a larger plan for global military
dominance.

A few months ago, novelist Alan Furst, in one of those New York
Times
"Writers on Writing" pieces, told how, on a magazine
assignment to the Soviet Union back in 1983, he suddenly discov

President Bush's recently announced strategic global doctrine, which for the first time justifies a preemptive US strike against any regime thought to possess weapons of mass destruction, makes a

As Sung to Saddam Hussein by George W. Bush

(With apologies to Eddy Howard, and anybody who becomes collateral damage)

I suppose I can just about bear to watch the "inspections" pantomime a
second time.

Blogs

An American journalist uncovers some ugly truths about the "forgotten war."

March 30, 2015

The monarchy's motivations are not primarily sectarian.

March 27, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

March 20, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

House GOP lauds Netanyahu’s win as "hard-fought and well-earned."

March 20, 2015

US liberalism and "democracy promotion" are in part to blame for current tensions with Russia.

March 20, 2015