Saudi Arabia's declared intention to pivot away from the U.S. in foreign policy implies a shift toward Beijing, which predates both the Obama presidency and the Arab Awakening.
It's a quiet night in the small central-Illinois city of Jacksonville on October 30, 1938. Lou Lemmons, a 19-year-old-waitress at Winston's Cafe, is...
Where will hungry Americans go for help? They will look to food banks, but these are already overstretched and cannot make up the difference. The economy is suffering and hunger will escalate in America if Congress dismantles food safety nets.
Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.
There are moments in one's life that stand apart from the rest. There are magnificent highs and terrifying lows. But then there are those other moments when you know that something seemingly ordinary turns out to be, well, extraordinary.
In the big world beyond the vastly expensive Beltway sandbox of vicious political ping pong and hyper-partisan gamesmanship, China's official press agency is using the debacle to call for "a de-Americanized world."
Attilio Poli is standing tall in the asphalt drive of his back yard. He's gazing at his fig trees and grapevines, but there's a faraway look in his eyes that takes him all the way to Venice.
America is being judged by what's going on in the Washington clown show. The right-wing faction behind it is like the proverbial barking dog that catches the car -- no idea what to do now. And almost certainly no real grasp of the trouble it's causing.
"There's no point in saving a school that trains people to manage fleets of horses if the motorcar has taken over horse-drawn transportation." As a practitioner of newspaper journalism for 46 years now, and as a former Hoosier, I take deep offense at that flippant comment.
Within minutes of Massive Attack V Adam Curtis beginning at the Park Avenue Armory, where it plays through Friday (October 4), I suspected it was goin...
A good deal of attention was given yesterday to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) fake-filibuster. Lost in all the zany hoopla, however, was a point I found utterly remarkable, yet wasn't addressed by any reporters that I heard.
I have just read one of the best books I've ever experienced in my life: John Horne Burns' The Gallery. It was praised when it came out in 1947; it was a bestseller, and Hemingway described it as the book he wished he had written about World War II.
If you are planning to road trip to Yellowstone, Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Devils Tower, or anywhere in this part of America (the trip so many of us do in our lives), Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Powell, Wyoming should be on your list American historical sites to visit.
Sugihara was one of those unique human beings who couldn't fail but do the right thing because simply to do otherwise was to flirt with dishonor -- and given that his lineage on his mother's side was Samurai, he felt challenged to live up to his warrior ethos.
Whitewashing the past is critical to perpetuating empire in the present -- a project in which the U.S. and Japan have collaborated for the past 68 years.