We've heard what Israel Prime Minister and members of the U.S. Congress think about the interim nuclear deal the Iranian government concluded with the P5 + 1. What we don't know is how the Iranian people will react?
Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.
Germany is simply doing what everyone else does, only doing it better. Rather than criticize the Germans, we should study what they are doing, learn from them and strive to emulate them.
We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.
When President Obama frames the story of the American dream as one that is harmed by economic inequality, progressives should cheer -- and they should also prepare to sharpen that story and tie it to action.
We're stuck in an economic system and a belief system in which money is no longer a mere medium of exchange but an end in itself, the accumulation of which is crucial to one's individual survival but toxic to our collective survival.
That's 53 million people and GDP of $2.8 trillion. So it's not a stretch to say the new Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy will make a huge difference for the entire country. And guess what? Congress had nothing to do with it.
Economists Peter Petri and Michael Plummer argue in a new East-West Center publication that WTO leaders should not consider proposed trade deals in the Asia Pacific region as a threat, but rather as an opportunity.
In his remarks about the current state of economic mobility in the United States, President Obama confirmed something we all know -- that today, the American Dream is simply no longer attainable for many Americans.
Having recently had a most interesting interview with the European Commission's president, José Manuel Barroso, I realized how much Europe struggle...
There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.
"One must understand that we were a colonial state until 1981 and that effect, while it persists today, back when I was dreaming it, was not a dream a young man could have. It would keep me in poverty was the thought. I went to the university and I studied business administration."
As I write this, it's Black Friday, which to my mind is the highest ritual of consumer religion, attracting untold numbers of devotees of all races, c...
But there's another idea that many of us Americans have bought into even harder: Religion. I don't mean spiritual people who strive to lead good lives by adhering to the tenets of forgiveness and compassion that are found throughout The Bible.
Welcome to the age of Central Bank Power. Since the 2008 crash, the U.S Federal Reserve Bank has become a new type of global hegemon.
Even if, like me, you don't fall into one of those categories and also take issue with the Catholic Church's teachings on a number of contested social issues, it is difficult to deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff's critique of the modern capitalist economy.