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A Forgotten Anniversary

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Afghanistan never rose in the first place, and is again increasing its heroin production. We've never gotten a grip on the Arab Spring. Who knows where Egypt and Yemen are headed?

In Boston, Remembering It's Good vs. Evil

Kenneth M. Walsh | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
Kenneth M. Walsh

The road ahead to healing is long, and the "patriotic" chants struck me as a dubious place to start.

Alaska Natives Rally As Judge Considers Whether Salmon Fishing is a Religious Rite

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

About 40 people in the Western Alaska regional hub city of Bethel took an hour or two out of their day, Monday, to join in a show of resistance to gov...

Obama inauguration fueled by corporations, unions

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 21, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

Boston Bombing Probe Prompts U.S.-Russia Cooperation

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Boston Marathon bombings could provide an opportunity for the U.S. and Russia to find some common ground for cooperation as authorit...

Human Rights Report Triggers New NKorea Threats

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is vowing to bolster its nuclear program in response to a U.S. State Department report accusing Pyongyang of hu...

Mastering the Nuclear Chess Game

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

From the time it was discovered that Iran was operating a clandestine nuclear weapons program nearly two decades ago, Tehran has successfully outmaneuvered the IAEA while making significant advances in its research and development of its nuclear program.

To Be or Not to Be Pakistani

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

In an op-ed in the New York Times the day after the Boston bombings, Haider Javed Warraich expressed his fears about life as a Pakistani in America. H...

How to Sustain Recent Financial Gains: Fix Old Risks and Meet New Challenges

José Viñals | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
José Viñals

Policymakers' decisive actions since our last report in October have increased global financial stability by reducing acute risks. In the euro area,...

The Fiscal Milestone: Achievements, Fatigue, and Prospects

Carlo Cottarelli | Posted 06.16.2013 | Business
Carlo Cottarelli

The 2008-09 global economic crisis pushed public debt ratios of advanced economies to levels never seen before during peacetime. These high debt levels expose countries to a loss of market confidence and, ultimately, damage long-term growth prospects.

How the U.S. Performs in Recent International Rankings

Eric Zuesse | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The U.S, overall, is very far from being #1 - not really in contention, at all, for the top spot. The individual rankings suggest instead that this nation is sinking towards the Third World.

How to Handle North Korea: The Pageant of Proposals

Rajan Menon | Posted 06.14.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

For now, the best course of action is minimalism. There's no need to keep announcing that North Korea's nuclear and missile tests are unacceptable: Kim knows this.

Netanyahu to United States: Drop Dead

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The good news is that Netanyahu has made everything so clear. He has no interest in peace, negotiations, any kind of territorial withdrawal or even freezing settlements. The only question left is what the Obama administration will do in response.

North Korea... Again

Robert Gallucci | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Robert Gallucci

The last thing the Chinese want is either a greater American military or naval presence in Northeast Asia or refugee flows from a collapsing North Korean government. We want Beijing to urge the North to the table in the proper frame of mind, using influence only they have.

Immigration Reform: Good Old Fashioned Common Sense

Kety Esquivel | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Kety Esquivel

It is for my mother, my grandmother and all the other immigrant women who have contributed so much to this country that I am committed to working towards immigration reform.

Egypt's Looming Famine and America's Grain Bounty

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Along with this new focus and responsibility, it is also high time that the nation establishes a Strategic Grain Reserve much in keeping with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Two Indians Who Just Won't Quit

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

An unprecedented bar, a century of international centuries (a century is 100 runs) was set for him. He started groaning under the pressure, and took a year to achieve the landmark, to India's collective sigh. Was this the grand finale?

Are We Trying to Fill Souls With Soles?

Sabrina Lamb | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices
Sabrina Lamb

Money was always mysterious to me. As a child, the subject of money was only reserved for 'grown folks.' I knew that my father, a career officer in the United States Army, left home every day for some place called work. Still, I never knew how money was earned or how it affected my life.

Hagel warns Pentagon officials that change is coming

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey Smith April 3, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investig...

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

Learning From the Past; Teach Your Children Well

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There are many lessons to be learned in moments from our pasts. Teach your children well and remember that food can be your tool.

Veterans Disability Claims Backlog, Setting the Record Straight

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Craig Newmark

There's a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding the disability claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Setting the record straight requires some honest brokering with many years experience in both customer service and writing computer software.

12 Things You Don't Know About Amtrak

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.30.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

12) Amtrak serves full, cooked-to-order meals served on real dishes aboard all long-haul routes. These always include a vegetarian selection and often...

Climate Change This Week: Big Bad Drought, Flowing Batteries, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.24.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

You Know That Big Bad US Drought of 2012? It Will Likely Worsen in 2013, says NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as it continu...

Israel and the United States

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2013 | World
Joseph Blady, M.D.

As troubling as an Iranian nuclear weapon would be, it is unlikely that it would be as catastrophic as yet another American-involved Middle Eastern/South Asian war. By the way, where does Syria fit in the picture?