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.
Average Americans need housing, healthcare and better jobs. Romney's platform isn't convincing them that he can deliver.
The Democrats' 2012 party platform is the first in American political history to overtly call for marriage equality.
The Republican party has a problem and his name is Ron Paul.
The Undocubus activists are calling for the immigration reform that President Obama promised when he first ran for office.
A presidential candidate's acceptance speech traditionally serves as their introduction to the country, and Mitt didn't make a very good impression.
The Republican National Convention in Tampa will give the Democrats plenty to respond to in Charlotte next week.