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Wanting America Back

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

So, when they started talking about politics and the current slate of GOP candidates, the fact that they were sharing their views for all to hear was not surprising. They were Republicans, committed Republicans, that was for certain, because they said so, out loud.

Seize the Opportunity for a Sustainable Path

Victoria Espinel | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

In "The collapse of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor: Solving the new privacy Rubik's Cube," Microsoft's Brad Smith provides insight on ways to ensure European...

Cuban Dissidents: Allies of US Policy or a Hindrance?

Rafael Hernandez | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Rafael Hernandez

Beginning with Brigade 2506 until today, Cubans on the island have regarded Cuban political exiles as a function of North American policy dealing with the revolution. In that regard, December 17, 2014 showed that it wasn't the tail wagging the dog, but ultimately the dog doing the deciding.

U.S. Policy Mideast Training

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

U.S. Policy Mideast Training

Poison the River

Peter Buffett | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Peter Buffett

We've always needed stories to make sense of the world around us. But most of the recent stories don't serve us anymore. We need new stories. Stories that stop asking us to live up to something -- and instead inspire us to live in to what's possible.

Diplomacy, Timing and Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian resolution to set a two-year time limit means that no specific decision is required at the current time of Israel. However, if such a resolution passes in the Security Council, this will leave its mark on the Israeli elections.

International Law Ignored: Pakistan at Risk

Neda Najibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Neda Najibi

In the wake of the most recent attack, US drone policy has spiraled downward in a vicious circle that only a marked change in US policy can stop, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party charges.

Now It Is Not the Time to Change the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 09.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The only danger to the Cuban Adjustment Act is Marco Rubio, and Mario Diaz-Balart's reckless rhetoric about the Act. By opening a congressional debate about the statute, they have become the disease they pretend to cure.

Why the First-ever U.S. Water Strategy Is Sure to Have a Ripple Effect

David Winder | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
David Winder

The U.S. Agency for International Development has released its first-ever Water and Development Strategy -- a roadmap of the U.S. government's approach to water programming that focuses on efforts to save lives through the provision of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.

Drone Fire

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Bridging the Gap

Common Ground News Service | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

Knowing that the uneasy relations between Pakistan and the United States will continue to ebb and flow as American troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, he thinks that people-to-people contact is the only way out of the practice of demonising each other.

American Decline: The U.S. Shoots Itself In The Foot

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Pierre Guerlain

There is no doubt that the U.S. is a major power and will remain one in the foreseeable future but other societies are forging ahead and restricting the relative power and therefore leadership of America.

How to Avoid a Depression: First Reduce Unemployment

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business
Nake M. Kamrany

Despite the administration and the Congress's good intentions, economic theory predicts that reducing government expenditures and increasing taxes, especially during these recessionary times, will significantly shock aggregate demand and push up unemployment.

Kony 2012 and the Failed Fantasy of Firepower in Libya, Syria, Uganda...

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.10.2012 | World
Lisa Schirch

Echoes of victims call out to us over television or even twitter with bloodied images of civilians suffering. Those with empathy want to stop it. There is vast appeal for a fast fantasy of firepower solution

Trees n' Settlements: First the JNF, Now the Israel Nature and Parks Authority -- What's Next?

Moriel Rothman-Zecher | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Moriel Rothman-Zecher

The new trend: seemingly innocuous, nature-oriented bodies in Jerusalem shedding their bark, so to speak, and revealing their true identities as expert-action-arms for the agenda of the settler movement.

Stories to Watch in 2012: U.S., China, Food, Renewable Energy, Rio+20

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

What are the top environmental and development issues that will shape 2012? While we can't predict the future, here's a rundown of the key issues to keep an eye on.

Opening Doors to U.S.-China Cooperation on Energy and Environment

Manish Bapna | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Manish Bapna

The world's ability to come up with a stable and sustainable energy and environmental policy for the 21st century will also depend significantly on cooperation between the world's current and emerging superpowers.

As Congress Returns, Women Will Need Courageous Leaders

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Serra Sippel

A remorseless House of Representatives returns to Capitol Hill today, armed with a grim anti-woman agenda. Brace yourself for another tiresome, ideological attack on women's health and rights, in the form, once again, of the Global Gag Rule.

Today's Business Headline "Futures Turn Higher Following OPEC News"... Really!?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Blazoned on the top of the CNBC News page was the headline, "US Futures Turn Higher Following OPEC News." The article goes on to advise that OPEC was considering raising production for the first time in two years.

Embargoes

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

While the United States likes to impose embargoes, it doesn't really like being subject to them. So it's worth spending a moment considering what happens when the sanctions shoe is on the other foot.

Afghanistan, Iran, and Petraeus' Real Challenge

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

America's current policy in Afghanistan is setting the stage for a resumption of civil war in Afghanistan--recreating the conditions under which Al-Qa'ida first established a safe-haven there in the 1990s.

Peeling Back the Layers of Gaza: Expanding the Discussion

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

A generation ago, Yasser Arafat was the reviled leader of the PLO. His successors in the West Bank are now embraced as the moderate leadership of the Palestinian people.

Justice for All? A Tale of Two Victims: Leon Klinghoffer and Furkan Dogan.

Josh Ruebner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

In October 1985, four Palestinian gunmen from the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) stormed an Italian cruise ship on the Mediterranean, holding its ap...

Why Should We Care About El Salvador?

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

To the surprise of many, El Salvador under the leadership of a center-left president and a party representing a former guerrilla army is becoming Washington's most reliable Central American ally.

Buying, Selling and Producing Mind Numbing News

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patricia DeGennaro

Neither September 11th or the worst economic downturn in history has managed to snap people out of their dreamlike delusions of why we should continue the quest to mediocrity.