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.
Protesters decry acquittal of three New York City police officers on trial for firing 50 bullets at an unarmed man.
Why is the media ignoring one of the biggest political scandals in recent memory?
Why does the American public think John McCain is a maverick? Because the mainstream media told them so.
How did Hillary go from being simply hawkish on Iran to becoming
completely hellbent on its destruction?
Why isn't Phil Donahue back on television? Because he speaks the truth.
John McCain thinks America's financial crisis is just "psychological." If he can't understand our country's economic problems, how will he solve them?