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The Most Surprising Facts About May Day

Posted 07.01.2011 | World

Although it's not recognized in the U.S. or Canada, May Day is one of the biggest bank holidays elsewhere in the world. While it conjures up image...

Top 10 States With The Worst Income Inequality

Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

By Douglas A. McIntyre and Charles B. Stockdale, 24/7 Wall St.: There was never any chance that in America income would be distributed like it was sup...

Belarus' Eurovision 2011 Song: "I Love Belarus" by Anastasiya Vinnikova (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Will Adams

2011-04-21-belagoodpullpic.jpgIf members of the Soviet Politburo ever produced an adult video, it might have looked something like this.

A Doctor Who Has Journeyed Through Three Countries and Three Healthcare Systems Speaks Candidly About Ours

Pearl Korn | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

There is little time in an office visit to experience a true doctor/patient relationship these days, for time is money as insurers squeeze every nickel they can out of a billing. This is not true in Dr. Rogova's office, however.

Chernobyl: 25 Years Later, A 'Vision Of Apocalypse'

Posted 06.11.2011 | World

PRYPYAT, Ukraine (Reuters) - Only a Hollywood doomsday movie can prepare a visitor for Prypyat, the ghost town at the epicenter of the world's worst n...

Nationalism, Cricket And The Religio-Politics Of Sport

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

If Claude von Clausewitz is correct that war is merely "politics by other means," then the same can be said about sports. Sport has never transcended politics and never will.

We Don't Need an "Obama Doctrine"

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

If the Obama presidency stands for anything, it is that an ideological or doctrinaire approach to difficult problems, whether internationally or domestically, will not work.

David Wood

Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- In 2007, when American combat casualties were spiking in the bloodbath of the Iraq War, an 18-year-old laborer traveled from his home in...

Impossible, Implausible Story of "The Desert of Forbidden Art"

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman


A Great Man's Birthday

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Few figures in the second half of the 20th century have been as pivotal as Mikhail Gorbachev was. He took unprecedented steps within the Soviet structure and toward the U.S. that made the end of the Cold War possible.

Witnessing Revolutions

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Medlock

With all the news of uprisings, I've been rocketed back in time and space to the Congo, to Vietnam, where I got some first-hand experiences of what it's like when people make such dramatic moves.

Lessons of the Crises in the Middle East

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kemper

Our ability to discern the geopolitical signs of the times remains remarkably poor. Recent history is replete with examples of such failures.

Up Yours, Valentine's Day! 10 Other Things to Celebrate Instead

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Lots of other things in history happened on February 14th, and it's just as valid to pay homage to them as it is to Cupid. So find the Valentine's alternative that's right for you and reclaim the day!

Reagan's Progressive Foreign Policy

Lawrence Korb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Korb

I received an email asking how someone who served in the Reagan administration could now work at a progressive think tank. The answer is pretty simple.

Why Ronald Reagan Didn't Really Win the Cold War

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

On perhaps no part of Ronald Reagan's legacy is there more consensus than the belief that he won the Cold War. But the reasoning behind this is flawed in fundamental respects.

Obama "Disappointed With the Intelligence Community"

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

While the different agencies will now scramble to prove which one did or didn't drop the ball in an endless game of pass the buck, a pattern of intelligence failure needs to be addressed.

Ronald Reagan and the "Islamic Bomb"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

On the centennial of President Reagan's birth, he deserved to be remembered warmly for all his positive personal qualities. But, it is dangerous to our country's future if, in deifying the man, we bow at the altar of his policies and follow his example.

SOTU and Sputnik: Economic Nationalism, Political Paralysis, and the Decline of the American Empire

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

I haven't yet commented on Tuesday night's State of the Union address, nor on the Republican response, but, then, what more is there to say? TNR's Jo...

Afghanistan: The Karzai-Medvedev Russian Roulette

Khalil Nouri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Khalil Nouri

As Western powers ready themselves to exit Afghanistan, the country's relationship with Russia will become an increasingly key factor. But could Hamid Karzai spark conflict first?

Notorious Spy Cases Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From new reports of a detained American found with "technology" hidden in her teeth in Iran to the ongoing fervor over deported Russian "bombshell" An...

On The Imprisonment of Iranian Filmmakers: A Moral Option For Iran and Any Government Presuming to Silence Its Artists

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

I've asked film curator Milos Stehlik, of Chicago's to write a guest essay in the earnest service of furnishing a dually historical and mor...

Kissinger Controversy Recalls Provocative Art Piece

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

A recent op-ed on Kissinger and his response have generated a good deal of media buzz but the discussions have been largely political and have ignored an interesting art angle to the story.

Movie Review: Little Rose (Rózyczka)

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

While it might cover some of the same ground as Donnersmark's The Lives of Others, the new Polish espionage thriller Little Rose is worthy in its own right.

Russia Rebuilds Memorial That Was Destroyed By Georgians

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia unveiled a stunning new memorial dedicated to Soviet troops who fought in World War II in Moscow, just one year after a similar monument was de...

Henry Kissinger: Moral Midget Destined for Obscurity

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

At key points in his ego-driven career, Henry Kissinger was confronted with a choice between power and moral principle. He chose power, and became a moral dwarf.