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America, I Love You. Americans, On the Other Hand...

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Handler

This is an ideological war. And the longer it takes to recognize and acknowledge that fact, the longer it will take for our society to throw off the outsized influence of those who are willing to wage one from the other side.

Have You No Decency, Sir? At Long Last, Have You No Sense of Decency?

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Handler

Last night's eruption reminded me of the famous quotation from Joseph Welch, who admonished Senator Joseph McCarthy, and exposed him as a bully, now largely regarded as a blowhard.

Dutch Royals Visit New York 400 Years After Henry Hudson (PHOTOS)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Dutch Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife, Princess Maxima, got a rousing welcome from West Point cadets as they visited the...

Ode to the Purple Senator: Lindsey Graham, Republican, South Carolina

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Mr. Graham is truly a rare politician: someone who can maintain his conservative principles but still reach across the aisle to find common ground, even, at times, with liberals like me.

These (Agonizing) Days

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gotham Chopra

These days, I can't get too happy because deeply rooted in my consciousness is an agonizing despair over the unresolved fate of my friend Laura Ling and her colleague Euna Lee in North Korea.

Reestablishing American Power

The Progress Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Progress Report

In a major speech Wednesday, Clinton described a vision of American power embedded within a robust system of multilateral institutions: "smart power."

The Blockade of Gaza, Two Years On

Bill Van Esveld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Van Esveld

Under Israel's blockade, only 18 food items are approved for import into Gaza, where 65 percent of people live below the poverty line. Other prohibited goods include soccer balls, ink, and paper.

White House Rescinds July Fourth Invites For Iran Diplomats

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An offer for Iranian envoys to attend U.S. embassy Fourth of July parties has been rescinded as the violent crackdown in Tehran con...

Clinton Cancels Overseas Travel Due To Arm Injury

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is canceling plans to attend international meetings in Italy and Greece this week as she ...

Obama's Doublespeak on Iran

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

In terms of actual policy measures, President Obama and his foreign policy team have not taken any steps to reverse or mitigate the hostile policies their predecessors put into effect against Iran.

Obama: Agent of Change or Compromiser in Chief

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

The President is clearly the agenda setter, but he is not, as President Bush tried to be, "the decider." The verdict on Obama is clearly still out, but the early returns are positive.

10 Years After Columbine, Elected Officials Doing Nothing Is Not Working

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If terrorists or pirates or even pistachios had killed even a fraction of that number of Americans that guns did last month, news coverage would be wall-to-wall.

Weapons of Mass Influence - Undermining Terrorism - An Interview With Jerrold M. Post

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Dr. Post offers a step-by-step approach for political, military and ideological actions to induce behavioral, emotional and attitudinal changes to manage and minimize a "war" we just can't win.

Terrific News: Alec Ross to Advise Clinton/State Department on Tech & Innovation

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

I've worked with Alec. He'll really help the US work more effectively with the world. This is for real.

Turkey's Delay Tactics in Opening the Border with Armenia

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

While some people are dismissing Pres. Obama's solemn campaign pledge to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, Turkish leaders have taken the president's promise very seriously.

Roxana Saberi and the Iranian Fast Spy-Making Machine!

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Omid Memarian

The fact that the Iranian government consistently comes up with news of the arrest of a "spy", show a great amount of incompetency and desperation in its intelligence services.

We're Back: United States Reclaims A Leadership Role In International Reproductive Health and Rights

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

For first time in eight years, the United States was front and center in advocating an increased global commitment to reproductive health and rights.

Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Update 12/1, 11 AM*** At a news conference today, Obama introduced his picks of retired Marine Gen. James Jones as White House national security ...

The Letter to Iran

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

How long will Obama's self-declared mutual understanding between the U.S. and the Muslim world last? Political commentator Pepe Escobar discusses the possibilities.

Diplomacy To Be Used Toward Same Militaristic Ends | Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Much of the world has greeted the transfer of power from President George W. Bush to President Barack Obama with sighs of relief if not shouts of joy....

Obama Signals Shift in Governing Philosophy

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

He is not just saying we need to improve government operations. He's saying we need to put this issue front and center and then he is taking real action.

Sam Stein

Paterson: No Cuomo Talk, I Need More Time | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Governor David Paterson said on Friday that he was refraining from making a decision on who should fill New York's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat, in p...

Recovering Obama Addict's 12 Step Recovery Plan

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

Do you find that you are already worshipping members of his inner circle and cabinet as well? For example: Do you think Rahm Emanuel is sexy? Do you yearn for three martini lunches with VP Joe Biden?

Iran Debates Obama Negotiations

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

Hours after returning from a fact-finding mission to Iran, Gareth Porter sat down with The Real News Network to discuss his findings. Gareth responds to recent Obama statements toward Iran.

Merriam-Webster's Word of 20...12: "Avoided Deforestation"

Matthew Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Owen

Reaching for my crystal ball, let me be the first to tell you -- today -- what Merriam-Webster's word of 2012 will be: "Avoided Deforestation."