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BBC -- Subtle Indoctrination of the Inexperienced Viewer

Hannah Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hannah Fisher

BBC coverage of the events in Gaza portrays Israel as causing humanitarian crises by refusing supplies into Gaza. In reality, Israel was providing almost 4000 trucks of aid a month to Gaza.

I Vote for Peace

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

There is no common definition of peace. Instead, it means different things at different times to different people. True peace is a dynamic way of being in the world wherein all are blessed.

Obama Aides Dismiss Reports Of Upcoming Trip To Iraq

Washington Post | Philip Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama's aides on Friday dismissed reports that Obama may visit Iraq in coming weeks. Reports from Baghdad that Iraq Prime Mini...

Health Care Reform Needs a Public Option

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

If we fail to insist on a public health insurance option as part of any health care reform legislation enacted in Congress, we won't have the kind of change that America voted for in November.

Dump Rick Warren - Letter to President-elect Obama

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Rick Warren is a bigot, plain and simple. He has a long history of saying mean and hateful things to so many Americans with whom he does not agree.

Is Rick Warren a Vampire?

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

The best way to understand Warren's remark about supposedly loving "gays" is to look at his own church's policy statement about lesbian and gay people.

Climate In The Obama Age: An Interview With Andy Revkin

Treehugger | Jacob Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hopes are high for an Obama-led climate strategy, but when it comes to true details there are still more questions than answers. Andrew C. Revkin has ...

Obama's Animal Welfare Team

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Obama has pledged to make progress for animal welfare and environmental stewardship, and we hope these appointees will prove to be an excellent team to help him meet these crucial goals.

Obama's Forceful Call to Arms: Defining the Nation's Energy Future

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

In an extraordinary press conference yesterday, Obama conveyed a sense that our new government is about to lead us out of our long and hapless wanderings in the desert of fossil fuel enslavement.

A Rare Opportunity for Public Education

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

As President-elect Obama prepares for the presidency, his attention necessarily is occupied by the deteriorating economy and the ongoing wars in Iraq ...

Abortion: Healing or New Culture War? The Choice is Obama's

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Pushing abortion regulations and laws into a more permissive place beyond even Roe v. Wade... is a mistake. It will only guarantee that this fight gets even more bitter.

Perils of Pakistan -- Will It Prove to be Obama's Cambodia?

George C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
George C. Wilson

Imagine a worst case scenario of terrorists sneaking just one nuke into New York City and setting it off at lunch hour. Thousands of people could be incinerated and the air poisoned for years.

Obama Victory Inspires Christie Hefner to Embrace Change

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Theresa Darklady Reed

The new year will see new leadership not only in the White House but also at Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with chairman and CEO Christie Hefner handing the mantle of responsibility to someone else.

Obama's Global Challenge

Marco Trbovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marco Trbovich

America's energy future is a goods news, bad news joke. The good news is that America has enough domestic resources to meet its energy needs. The bad news is, the resource is coal.

Taking on the Pessimists in Poznan

Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betsy Taylor

Obama is not the Messiah and he cannot be expected to work miracles. But the new president doesn't need us predicting environmental policy failure when he hasn't yet taken office.

Obama & Transparency: Walking the Talk

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama's transition team seems to be following through with its promise of transparency by posting documents from its meetings with industry and advocacy groups.

An Open Letter to Obama: Getting Real on the Economy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Mr. President-elect, the potential catastrophe of run-away climate meltdown could make the economic melt down look minor by comparison.

Whom Will He Choose?

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

With government as the investor of last resort, Obama has broad support to implement major changes in the educational, health care, and energy systems using federal money.

Big Momma Is In The (White) House

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yvonne R. Davis

Analyzed as part of the multi-generational black family, grandmothers have often served as both patriarch and matriarch, guiding the black family through the toils and crises of our time.

Obama and the Reinvention of Democracy

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

President-elect Obama's mobilizing the millions of young people who supported his presidential campaign to help him as he prepares to govern a troubled country.

The U.S. Attack on Syria: Implications for the Next Administration

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Obama's refusal to criticize the U.S. attack on Syria raises the prospect that rather than pursue the diplomatic route, he will instead "pick up where the Bush Administration has now ended."

What's Next for Obama, Green-wise?

Wall Street Journal | Keith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After filling the economic and national security rosters, the Obama administration will turn to environmental and energy questions, such as the EPA an...

Economist: Obama "May Be A Nightmare" For Afghanistan's Karzai

The Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BARACK OBAMA has promised to make Afghanistan his foreign-policy priority. But on the streets of Kabul his electoral triumph has been greeted with jad...

Fidel Castro Offers Talks With Obama

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fidel Castro, the former President of Cuba, has offered to talk to Barack Obama, in Havana's latest overture to the US President elect. "With Obama, ...

For Obama: A Five-Point Foreign Policy Agenda

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

We no longer can afford to be the world's biggest military spender, and although the world looks to us for leadership, it has rejected domination.