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When the Pulitzer prizes were announced in April, surprisingly none of the hundreds of journalists covering the war in the Balkans last year were among the winners.

The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

Forty-six years after Lolita Lebrón and fellow Puerto Rican nationalists shot up the House of Representatives, wounding five members in a desperate act of defiance, Lebrón, along wi

The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminou

The British government, increasingly desperate to silence a former MI5 intelligence officer who has been campaigning to expose government misconduct, has sued him and a London newspaper under the

A tangled web of disingenuous calculation marked developments there, and the public was the more deceived.

It will be a long time before we forget the picture flashed around the world of Elián González being rescued at gunpoint.

Perhaps one of the most fatuous theories ever promulgated was Francis Fukuyama's "End of History," put forth just as, in most parts of the world, history resumed its sanguinary progress as soon a

A quarter-century after the end of the Vietnam War, and eleven years after the collapse of the Berlin wall, it has become commonplace to say that we Americans have no consensus on foreign policy.

The turn of the millennium provided yet another occasion to celebrate a triumphant American Century.

Blogs

Not everyone is taking the general's report at face value.

November 22, 2010

The New York Times is finally calling it torture—when someone else has admitted to it.

November 18, 2010

 In an address marking the start of the Muslim holiday, Aid-al-Adha, the reclusive Taliban leader declares, "The enemy is retreating and facing siege in all parts of the country day in and day out."

November 15, 2010

 Harry Truman: war criminal, or not?

November 15, 2010

Veterans Day reflections on troops in and out of war, Keith Olbermann and journalists' transparency, Alter-reviews and the mail.

November 15, 2010

Another four years of war in Afghanistan is far too long, but at least the administration is talking about an end point.

November 15, 2010

 Remembering the man who set himself on fire in outcry against the killing of civilians in Vietnam.

November 13, 2010

Kurds rebuff Obama and Biden, and Iraqi Sunnis fail to gain their fair share of power.

November 12, 2010

President Obama's go-slow approach to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" discrimination in the military has left repeal on life support in a lame-duck session of Congress.

November 11, 2010

Israel's blustery prime minister is feeling his oats after the Republican gains on November 2, and Iran is a target.

November 10, 2010