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The Sanders Saga: From Protest to Power?

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Senator Bernie Sanders on the verge of morphing from protest leader into potential President of the United States? And would that be good or bad for what has been a strikingly successful cause-oriented campaign?

Kenya: 2015 in Review

Washington Osiro | Posted 01.05.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

The year 2015 saw a Kenyan government unable to keep its citizenry safe and secure largely because of its inability to maintain a competent, well-armed, well-equipped and professional law enforcement and security apparatus.

Dick Cheney Busted

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cold, stony visage of Dick Cheney will now forever greet visitors to the U.S. Capitol.  On Thursday, Cheney's family unveiled t...

Tony Blair: 2003 Iraq Invasion Contributed To Rise Of ISIS

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.25.2015 | World

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledged the 2003 invasion of Iraq played a part in the rise of the Islamic State militant group, and ap...

Tony Blair: 'I Apologize' For Iraq 'Mistakes' -- But Not For Invading

CNN | Whitney Snyder | Posted 10.25.2015 | World

"I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had used chemical weapons extensively ag...

The Sanders Saga: Why Is 'A Half-Baked Version of Tom Hayden' Beating the Clintons?

William Bradley | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

I think socialism is becoming popular sooner than I expected. With technology inexorably solving scarcity as it eliminates good-paying jobs, a push for a more socialist approach has seemed to me to be inevitable. But it's happening faster than I thought

Is Corbyn's Victory an Accident?

David Hearst | Posted 09.13.2015 | World
David Hearst

Poison did not so much trickle out of the mouths of the commentariat this weekend. It gushed. Within hours of his victory in the Labour Party leadership contest , Jeremy Corbyn had been branded a "leftist Utopian, not fit for the real world."

Russia and China March Together and Eye a Common Adversary -- the U.S.

Artyom Lukin | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- As long as Washington is seen by Moscow and Beijing as trying to contain them geopolitically and subvert their domestic political regimes, the entente between Russia and China will only grow stronger

The British Bernie Sanders

John A. Tures | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
John A. Tures

America's not the only place where the party of the Left is swinging toward the progressive wing of the party. In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland, the Labour Party is going through a similar leadership battle. And in both cases the parties are nominating the most unlikely of characters.

Blair, Gaza And All That Gas

David Hearst | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
David Hearst

Of all the bizarre encounters the Palestinian conflict has generated, Tony Blair's four meetings in Doha with Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader must surely rank as one of the oddest.

Why Tony Blair Is Talking to Hamas' Khaled Meshaal

David Hearst | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
David Hearst

News that Tony Blair and his officials are in active negotiation with Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas to bring about an end to the eight year siege of Gaza might come as a surprise to those acquainted with the record of the former Middle East envoy.

Interview With Marina Litvinenko, Widow of Poisoned Ex-FSB Operative and Putin Critic Alexander Litvinenko

Samuel Ramani | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

Marina Litvinenko is the widow of Russian FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who fled Russia for the United Kingdom in 2000. Alexander Litvinenko was murdered by radioactivity poisoning in London in 2006; and since then, Marina Litvinenko has become an activist who has pushed for several inquiries into the events leading to his death.

Tony Blair's New Job: Fighting Anti-Semitism In Europe

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 06.07.2015 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has a new job campaigning against religious and political extremism in Europe. ...

How to Combat Child Poverty in the U.S.

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

It's not something that just afflicts people of one color or ethnicity. It's striking families who never imagined that they could find themselves telling their kids that they don't have any food or that the electricity has been shut off.

Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.

Amber Ferguson

David Letterman Grilling Politicians And Pundits Through The Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the weeks leading up to Wednesday's final show, David Letterman has been hailed as a comic genius, a revolutionary who stormed the ne...

Britain's Shock Election: Labour's Big Defeat Seeded in the Sands of Iraq

William Bradley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The truth is that, intriguing as Scotland always is, it was in Iraq -- and in the reaction to Iraq -- where Labour got off the winning course.

Allies: Why Japan, Rather Than Israel, Should Be the New Britain

William Bradley | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.

Judith Miller Clings to Her Own Stubborn Myths

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Judith Miller recently popped out of the Fox News bubble for a quick jaunt to the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the home base for John Bolton, Max Boot, and other neo-con hawks, to give her forthcoming book a little free advertising. In the process she attempts to whitewash her role as an influential pro-war voice in the lead-up to the Iraq War.

Mourning Sir Martin

Barry Singer | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
Barry Singer

Martin Gilbert died this past Tuesday evening, February 3, after a long and difficult illness. His accomplishments are too bountiful to be summarized.

Putting the Great Back into Great Britain

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

Britain faces an existential nomenclature challenge. Will the word "Great" be expunged from its name and sentenced to permanent exile? Or, will Britain's better angels gather to resurrect a second finest hour?

Cli-Fi Is Real

Scott Thill | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

That we have been sleepwalking through such massive destabilization for decades proves that we are much better at consensually hallucinating than we are at separating our sciences and fictions.

In The News Sorority, Sheila Weller Serves Up Substance and Dish About Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The News Sorority is a dish fest -- if you care what Katie and Diane and Christiane are really like, for God's sake do not start reading on a Friday night, because you'll miss Bill Maher and may just be finishing when John Oliver comes on.

Management That Is Doomed to Fail

David Hearst | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
David Hearst

By any yardstick, the conflicts of the Middle East are not being well managed. Three states have failed - Iraq, Syria and Libya - two of these as a consequence of Western intervention. Other states like Yemen are tottering.

War Is Not the Answer

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Wars often fail to solve the problems and ultimately make them worse. War has to answer to metrics, just as more peaceful alternatives do. The war in Iraq was a complete failure with enormous human and financial costs; ISIS is now one of the consequences.