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.
Have the elite leaders of our meritocratic society failed us?
What would it take for the United States and Cuba to free Alan Gross and the Cuban Five?
The fact that United Nations has long ceased to play the protective role assigned to it throws its ability to truly advocate for LGBT rights into question.
Are we prepared to care for the aging baby boomer population?
How did we became a nation that fails to help its most needy citizens, and what can be done?