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For the Western press the Chernobyl disaster was splendid copy, both sensational and anti-Soviet.

With Zbigniew Bujak, Bogdan Lis, Adam Michnik and their comrades out of jail, there is reason to rejoice.

It is a pleasure to watch, on both sides of the Atlantic, the professional prophets of "evil empire" now forced to perform their "agonizing reappraisals."

The hour has not yet struck for an offensive by the left in Western Europe.

The battle over French television is now being joined in earnest.

Wall Street did not simply drag Europe's exchanges down in its fall.

In the electioneering mood of France at the turn of the year, the good advice is not, as in a whodunit, cherchez la femme but cherchez l'argent.

Prices were raised sharply in Poland on January 30, by an estimated 40 percent, and hell did not break loose.

Most French voters, judging by opinion polls, are bored with the current presidential campaign. No wonder.

The only free Kanaks are dead ones, the outgoing French government might have argued.

Blogs

 Quote of the day from a group of 500 Pakistani "religious scholars."

January 6, 2011

Why some journalists aren't defending WikiLeaks, a new cable revealing information on Iran, Bradley Manning's impending trial and more.

January 4, 2011

First, Washington squandered tax dollars on unnecessary wars. Next, Washington bailed out the big banks. Now, the battlelines of 2011 are drawn. President Obama's "Deficit Commission," Republicans in Congress and even some Democrats say the country's broke and that we're going to have to put Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs at risk to balance the books. What the right response? "We Won't Pay for Their Crisis."

January 3, 2011

Hardliners in Iran are fearful that arresting the movement's leaders could spark a new explosion.

January 3, 2011

The herculean effort required to win Senate ratification of a modest arms reduction treaty is a stark reminder of how tough it will be to reach more far-reaching agreements on nuclear weapons in the 112th Congress.

January 3, 2011

Veteran peace campaigner Lee Brown, dead at age 80, is best honored by maintaining her ardent activism in a new year with plenty of old challenges.

January 2, 2011

The editors want more weapons and military "steadfastedness" against Beijing.

January 2, 2011

The trials and tribulations of the destructive Marty Peretz, great Jewish songs and the mail.

December 30, 2010

The "under-the-table settlement" draws condemnation in Nigeria, where a leading newspaper says: "Only a painstaking trial and possible conviction, if found guilty, would have forced Halliburton to change its corrupt ways..." But the payout in Nigeria does not mean the US Congress and other officials should neglect Cheney's misdeeds.

December 27, 2010