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Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

Cleaning up America's Backyard: The Overthrow of Guatemala's Arbenz

ADST | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home

On June 18, 1954 the Central Intelligence Agency launched a covert operation to overthrow the left-leaning government in Guatemala. The coup, code-nam...

Trouble in the Mountains: The Sino-Indian War, 1962

ADST | Posted 03.21.2017 | Home

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

So What If a Majority of Americans Wants to Send Ground troops to Syria?

Kirby Goidel | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

When posed with the possibility of war, in theory, Americans like the idea of invading other countries. In practice -- when lives are actually lost -- they like invading other countries much less. When an invasion seems like it might be costly, Americans often prefer more limited airstrikes or no military involvement at all.

Ukraine's President Tells Military To Prepare For 'Full-Scale' Russian Invasion

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2015 | Home

By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV, June 4 (Reuters) - Ukraine's president told his military on Thursday to prepare for a possible "full-...

Couple's Home Invaded by Baby Sloths (PHOTOS)

Lucy Cooke | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Lucy Cooke

Rescued adult sloths are released back into the jungle as soon as they are fit but orphaned babies are extremely vulnerable and need 24-hour care. So the couple have had to give up their home to their sleepy adopted babies until they are old enough to be released back into the wild.

Invading Albania's Party Beaches

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Albania was sealed off to foreigners for almost the entirety of the Cold War. With democracy came an influx of visitors from the rest of the world. No one knew quite what to expect. But getting to the pristine beaches of the Albanian Riviera is not an easy task.

Russia Is Going to Invade Ukraine: Predictions and Rationales

Jeremy White | Posted 05.31.2014 | Home
Jeremy White

While the annexation of the Crimea was a matter of military necessity, a Russian occupation of Eastern Ukraine would be an entirely political move on Putin's part.

Occupation of Crimea, Is this a Sea of Change?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Elena Ulansky

One of the responses of the Obama administration to the largest crisis in contemporary relations between Russia and the United States might be to curtail America's largest oil company Exxon Mobil from continuing its joint venture with Russia's largest oil company Rosneft.

Washington Shutdown Opens Mall to Foreign Invasion

Bob Walker | Posted 12.15.2013 | DC
Bob Walker

Government services were paralyzed. Slime is everywhere. The Capitol desperately needs cleansing from this avian invasion. Make their feathers fly.

Number One... With a Bullet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Turk Pipkin

While we debate our nation's role as the enforcers of the proper morality of war and weapons of mass destruction, it might serve us to remember that our commitments - and lack of commitments - to global peace greatly help shape our image and standing in the world.

The Dick Cheney Presidential Library in Dallas

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

If there has to be a library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, let it be named after the man who actually ran the country, and not the man who simply nodded his head in affirmation. Let's call it the "Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney Presidential Library."

Bang the Drum Loudly: The Failed Journalism That Sent America to War in Iraq

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Media
James Moore

The timing was a thing of pure political beauty. President George W. Bush was only a few days away from speaking to the United Nations' General Assembly about Iraq's renewed efforts to acquire banned weaponry.

French in Mali

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Coming to America

George Heymont | Posted 12.27.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

While many conservatives whine "I want my country back," they forget that America's strength has always been built on the backs of immigrants (like their very own ancestors). People from every corner of the globe have looked to America as "the land of opportunity."

E. T. Hunters Explain What Happens If Space Aliens Show Up

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

It is conceivable that humans could someday discover aliens. We scour the cosmos looking for their radio signals, and though we're not capable of inte...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Libya, the United States, and Iran: Just Who Is "Meddling"?

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

With its no doubt emotionally gratifying but feckless rhetoric demanding Gaddafi's departure, the Obama Administration has ensured that it can play no constructive role in a process of political transition in Libya.

Alien Vaporware

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

According to a story posted at Examiner, scientists have found three objects the size of Delaware entering the solar system. This is clearly a hoax. But these tales are more than a nuisance -- there's a certain amount of damage done by crying wolf.

The F Word: McChrystal, Afghanistan Policy, And...

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

To heck with the war. It's becoming a story about egos. Or more precisely, as one commentator put it recently, "By focusing on McChrystal's supposed ...

791 U.S. Military Deaths In Afghanistan Since Start Of War

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As of Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at least 791 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasi...

You Know It's Time to Leave Iraq When...

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Doug Bandow

Will Iraq "fail" if America leaves? Perhaps so, but there's no reason to believe that a continued U.S. presence can prevent failure.

Jingoism Isn't Journalism: Why I Don't Trust CNN & Corporate Media to Cover Iran

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Old media, and specifically CNN, are learning the difficult lesson that with or without their vast resources and state of the art studios, the Iranians' stories will be told. And they'll be told to tens of millions more viewers than cable and satellite programs tend to reach.

As 6th Anniversary Nears: Amazing Poll Reveals Most Iraqis Wish We Did Not Invade

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A surprising new poll by leading media organizations, as the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq queitly approaches this week, finds that d...

The Politics of Reincarnation

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christal Smith

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against China's occupation. I spoke with Pico Iyer, who has traveled extensively with the Dalai Lama, on the situation in Tibet.