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Exclusive Preview of DC Comics' Cuba: My Revolution

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bryan Young

I've long extolled the virtues of DC Comics and their Vertigo line of original graphic novels, and they've always been challenging the medium to do bigger and better things. Cuba: My Revolution beautifully tells the tale of a Cuba I'd never really read about.

Castro: Cuba's Economic Model 'Doesn't Work'

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba's communist economic model doesn't work, a rare comment on domestic affairs ...

Are China and America Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

I recently discussed challenges that China faces as it seeks to continue its economic growth including: (1) Wealth inequality, where a small percent o...

The Power of One - How a Revolution Is Made

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Nicolae Ceausescu today is the iconic example of the arrogance of power brought to an end by the will of the people.

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in ...

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.

Bucking Beck, Episode 1 (VIDEO): Fascism vs. Communism vs. What?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

2010-08-26-sally.jpg In this first episode, I debunk Beck's claim that communism and fascism go hand-in-hand and are the goals of the progressive movement.

Is China Poised for Implosion? What Would the Communist Manifesto Predict?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Deng Xiaoping probably would be concerned to see that Chinese population policies and practices as well as the engine of capitalism appears to be creating a Marxian nightmare of bourgeois and proletariat.

Adventures in China Watching

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

I've been paying a lot of attention lately to the general interest books on the PRC that have been coming out. In the crowded field of recent publications, the hardest to categorize is probably Richard Baum's latest, China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom.

Modern Communism

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Danziger


Raul Castro: Cuban Government Will Reduce Economic Role

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Raul Castro said Sunday that his government will scale back controls on small businesses, lay off unnecessary workers and allow more se...

Screw The View: Obama Should Appear on The Glenn Beck Show

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robbie Gennet

The few million people tuning into Fox and tuning out any opposing take on reality are in dire need of a dose of actual discourse, not just one extremely slanted view.

North Korea Warns U.S.: Call Off Military Exercises

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HANOI, Vietnam — North Korea on Thursday warned the United States that imposing fresh sanctions and holding military drills with South Korea thi...

Vietnamese Singer Attacked By Anti-Communist 'Freedom Fighter' In Drag

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

What seemed to be a tender moment during Vietnamese pop star Dam Vinh Hung's California performance turned ugly when an anti-communist activist dresse...

Jobless In Cuba? Communism Faces The Unthinkable

AP | ANNE-MARIE GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — At a state project to refurbish a decaying building in Old Havana, one worker paints a wall white while two others watch. A fourth slee...

Tea Party Members Erect Racist Sign Linking President Obama to Adolf Hitler.....

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dexter Rogers

Linking President Obama to likes of Hitler is totally off base. Slice the pie as you wish but a segment of this country refuses to embrace an African-American as President of the United States.

China - North Korea

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


May Day in Havana, March... Or Else

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Today I woke up to the noise of the loudspeakers shouting slogans and the horns of the buses that would be taking thousands of the May Day demonstration participants back to their provinces.

Warning to Washington: Hands Off Our Oil Spill

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sandy Goodman

My solution is simple. Keep Uncle Sam's big, ugly hands off our oil spill. As Reagan once said: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help'." Don't let them.

Russia, Texas and Evolution

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

Russia is a country would not have seemed a natural ally for Texas. A recent report suggests that fundamentalists in Russia, however, like those in Texas, are concerned with what their children are being taught in schools.

China, Currency Manipulation and Globalism: The Big Backstory

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Beijing orchestrated a two percent swing in the renminbi- dollar rate that has justifiably dampened profit taking by speculators and replicates renminbi market spreads against the Euro.

Dancing With Davos: The World Bank and the IMF

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The good guys are the free marketeers who reform, redesign and rebuild civilization at the World Economic Forum.

Jose Saramago Dead: Nobel Prize Winning Portuguese Novelist Dies At 87

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LISBON, Portugal — Jose Saramago, who became the first Portuguese-language winner of the Nobel Literature prize although his popularity at home ...

The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Leaders: China's Open Economy and Authoritarian Government

Richard McGregor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard McGregor

It is widely understood, somewhat vaguely, that the Communist Party runs China, but few have any real sense of what it means in practice.

This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck -- It's About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

While I have agreed that the cause of social justice has sometimes been politicized for ideological purposes by both Left and Right, I continue to defend the term itself as biblical.