Thirty years after Watergate, we again face a constitutional crisis at home and a misconceived war abroad. The United States will remain a helpless giant until we finally learn that power in the nuclear, postimperial age is diplomatic, not military.
Ricardo Mendez Matta and Poli Marichal answer questions about their new film,
Ladrones y Mentirosos (Thieves and Liars), which takes a
hard look at the price Puerto Ricans are paying for the drug trade.
The cold war never really ended: Russia's continuing instability and
weapons of mass destruction, combined with Washington's triumphalist
foreign policies and US/NATO military buildup, are creating an even more
In a remarkable, media-savvy protest, First Lieut. Ehren Watada has
refused orders to go to Iraq, claiming the war and the occupation
violate the Constitution, international law and Army regulations.
The War Tapes, a documentary shot by US soldiers and sanctioned by the military, may turn out to be the most powerful statement against the war to date.
The classroom and the boardroom are two very different worlds.
America's military and intelligence infrastructures are about protecting people from terrorism, and little else.
Romney and the "Regressives" want to pull America back to the inequalities of the nineteenth century.
A former managing director at JP Morgan wants to see a complete re-imagining of the world of investments.
Obama ran a campaign against the foreign policy of the Bush Administration. And then he followed directly in their footsteps.
Lukewarm endorsements and lackluster enthusiasm are making Romney's November odds look slimmer than ever.