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.
To rein in the President's efforts to provoke a confrontation with Iran, Congress can start by nullifying his authority to wage war.
It's time for Congress to stop talking and start moving on
It's time our leaders recognize Americans hold a set of values that contradict the conservative agenda that has dominated politics for a generation.
In an interview with Senator Sherrod Brown, Nichols shows that the new Democrats are pursuing a new trade agenda.
By ignoring his advisors and the will of the people, Bush is recklessly using American lives to salvage a delusional policy.
Venezuela's controversial program to provide heating oil to impoverished American communities exposes the inability of the richest nation on earth to meet the needs of its poor.