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Burma on Road to Democracy: How Far How Fast?

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.24.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

A half century of military dictatorship has officially ended in Burma, or Myanmar. The cost has been high, with brutal war and systematic repression finally giving way to nominal civilian rule. Yet taking the final steps toward democracy may be as difficult as making the transition so far.

To Defy Mount Defiance!

Carla Moreno | Posted 09.09.2016 | Travel
Carla Moreno

One of our toughest climbs was about to begin and this time we were exposed to the elements. It was hot and we were carrying 20 pound backpacks. With nothing but steep switchbacks, I was starting to feel the pain.

Burma Takes On Wa Rebels In North

nytimes.com | The INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONG HPEN, Myanmar Conquering armies of centuries past avoided this remote, mountainous area along the present-day border with China, a place once des...

Burmese Ceasefire Breaks Down In Shan State, Thousands Flee To China

irrawaddy.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The ceasefire in northeastern Shan State between the Burmese military junta and several ethnic armies, including the Kokang and the Wa, was broken on ...

Paying It Forward: A Breakfast Surprise In Maltby, WA

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With all the bad news swirling around these days, we have been sharing stories of good news, particularly random acts of kindness, and asking our read...

Coleman Wants a Mulligan

David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goldstein

Franken was determined the winner by the rules in place at the time, and that makes him a more legitimate winner than Coleman and his ill-conceived and ultimately futile calls for a re-vote.