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From Alexander the Great to Henry Kissinger and beyond, the small eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been the pawn of greater forces.
In the desert steppe of northwestern Uzbekistan, great dust storms lift toxic pesticides into the air, and a powdery, desiccated brine known as the “dry tears of the Aral Sea” contaminates the so
progressives substantially increase the number of low-income voters in
2004–and why does it matter?
What should be done about 527s–those new organizations used
primarily by Democrats (so far) to skirt the McCain-Feingold
legislation passed in 2002?
When asked why the United States should not invade Iraq and overthrow
Saddam Hussein, a prescient critic said, “Once you’ve got Baghdad,
it’s not clear what you do with it.
Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.
When George W. Bush announced a $15 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in his 2003 State of the Union address, he compared the fight against AIDS to the war on terrorism.
John Kerry is borne aloft by party unity and the overriding imperative of defeating Bush, but the senator has entered a perilous zone where the outcome may depend more on the content of his chara
Why won’t they just admit they blew it? It is long past time for the President and his national security team to concede that before the Sept.
Grover Norquist, the right’s premier political organizer, once told
me that the most significant difference between liberal journalists
and conservative journalists is that the former are jou
The good news is that Utah has dropped murder charges against Melissa Rowland, who rejected her doctors’ advice to undergo an immediate Caesarean section and gave birth to a stillborn boy and a g
(George W. Bush explains the interview arrangements he’s made with the 9/11 Commission)
Since I’m from California, I sometimes dare to dispute the seemingly popular East Coast belief that my home state is a cultural wasteland.
Along with the Bible and Moby-Dick, Alexis de Tocqueville’s
Democracy in America has got to be one of the world’s
A rough but accurate gauge of national resilience: When dictators fall, how soon do filmmakers rise again? In the case of Argentina, the recovery was impressively quick.
Our nation’s two-decade spree of building prisons and sentencing even nonviolent criminals to long spells inside them has produced a staggering number of incarcerated people in America–more than
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