Uruguay and Argentina are cutting ties with the US Army’s School of the Americas, paving the way for other Latin American countries to end a destabilizing force that only perpetuates human rights atrocities.
Before the South Dakota legislature passed landmark legislation banning
abortion, it commissioned an objective study of the issue. The result,
a flawed and one-sided report, could fuel the fight to challenge the
law in court.
Falsehoods, fudges and outright lies have defined Ralph Reed’s career.
Tarnished by the Abramoff scandal, he’s betting his political future on
the tendency of the religious right to see no evil in its leaders.
Taming global capitalism is the overriding challenge of our time. Joseph E. Stiglitz, Thea Lee, James K. Galbraith and others offer their ideas on how the United States can transform global capitalism by creating a new social contract.
With spring come glimmerings of new social attitudes: The popularity of
V for Vendetta proves films with a social conscience resonate;
Kanye West’s challenge to rap homophobia shows gangsta style is not the
The demise of Knight Ridder newspapers could result in some new media models–as the Newspaper Guild teams up with private investors to purchase twelve high-integrity newspapers now being spun off from the chain.