"People power" in the Philippines is running out of steam. The
political system is corrupt, Washington is micro-managing the economy
and civil society, cynicism is rampant. But a fledgling "New Left" offers
While Rahm Emanuel sticks with a "stay-the-course" approach,
despite polls that show Americans want out of Iraq, Carl Levin becames
the latest high-level leader to make a compelling argument for
It's easy to scoff at a rock star like Bono pairing up with
economist Jeffrey Sachs. But their tireless lobbying for debt relief
for the poorest nations could make a real difference for the 1 billion
people who live on less than a dollar a day.
Companies like Boeing, Dell and Daimler-Chrysler know how to extort
tax cuts and subsidies from states eager to keep jobs from fleeing. But
taxpayers, community groups and even a Supreme Court review are pushing
back on corporate giveaways.
Fitful efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast unfold against a backdrop
of looming economic disaster: rising unemployment and interest rates,
misplaced priorities and a recession that will hurt the weakest most.
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln
expertly balances the roots of a political revolution: the impact of a
few key leaders and the lives and aspirations of ordinary citizens
engaging with the government for the first time.