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Elections for Dummies: Why Do We Let Elections Legitimize Tyrants?

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Tinsley

Every year the international community (meaning the developed Western nations, the UN and the European Union) spends millions of dollars bankrolling ballots in profoundly undemocratic places. Why do we bother?

Why Is America Turning a Blind Eye to al Qaeda?

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

This week Leon Panetta said America has "a responsibility to go after al Qaeda wherever they are." He was referring to U.S. efforts to assist the French in Mali. Yet, not that far away, the U.S. turns a blind eye to extreme Islamist policies and actions that threaten America's security.

Walk to End Genocide

Don Cheadle | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Don Cheadle

Our political leaders have calculated that the American people are not interested in foreign policy in this election year. By walking, we're announcing to our leaders loudly and clearly that they are wrong.

Sudan's Next Darfur

GlobalPost | Tristan McConnell | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Read More: Nuba, Sudan, World News

NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan -- The war against Khartoum is political and ideological, but increasingly it looks as if it must be won or lost on the battlefi...