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Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in our political discourse. He spoke specifically about the response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Bhutto:The Film Offers Heartbreaking And Thought-Provoking History Lesson

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Bhutto: The Film presents the story of a woman whose personality dominated the constrains of a fundamentalist society. Never has a description of the confines of the burqa been so eloquent.

What Obama Is Up Against

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

We Americans harbor a quaint belief that a new president takes charge of a government that eagerly awaits his next command. But that's not how things work at the top, especially where "national security" is concerned.

WTF? Obama Gets the Nobel Peace Prize?

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Lindorff

One can only hope (ah, that intoxicating word!) that President Obama will take his award seriously, and will use his new status as official man of peace to actually bring peace.

Colbert Grills Henry Kissinger, Puts Transgender Rumors To Rest (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Colbert took on the White House's appointment of transgender woman, Amanda Simpson, last night. What irked him was not the decision itself, as he firm...

ReThink Interview: Daniel Ellsberg -- the Most Dangerous Man in America Speaks, Part Two

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The second part of my interview with Daniel Ellsberg, the true American hero who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

From Stand-Up Comic to Stand-Up Guy: The Long, Strange Trip of Al Franken

John Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Eskow

It's been a tremendous journey from Saturday Night Live to the Senate floor, from dissing Kissinger to defending veterans, from Gilda Radner to Jamie Lee Jones.

The Big Dollar Bustout ... Is Too Big To Fail Still an Option?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Ehrmann

With efforts to rebrand America's national identity in the electronic media falling flat like a bad online date, taking away the dollar's too big to fail status might be the better wake up call.

Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Laureate: Whatever Happened to Awarding for Deeds Actually Done?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Russnow

It is enormously premature for Obama to be getting this great tribute, which to a certain extent cheapens the prior recipients and the work all of them performed over so many years.

Why Do We Care About Tiger Woods?

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Once we've conflated celebrity with power, it's inevitable that we will see a celebrity's errors as a betrayal. We made him famous, we imputed power to him, and then he took advantage of it.

He Should Have Turned It Down

Jesse Berney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Berney

Barack Obama's presidency is 17 days younger than my daughter, and she just figured out how to put Cheerios into her mouth. The Norwegian Nobel Committee made a grave mistake.

ReThink Interview with Daniel Ellsberg: The Most Dangerous Man in America Speaks (Part One)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I was enthralled by The Most Dangerous Man in America, and when I was told that Ellsberg would be in Los Angeles for a week in late September and would be available for an interview, I jumped at the chance.

A Nobel Prayer

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The vitriol against Obama's peace prize and "those Norwegians" who gave it to him is much deeper than the president's lack of achievements thus far; it is based on a fundamental clash of worldviews.

Former Sec. of State George Shultz: Quote Me - End the US-Cuba Embargo

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Former Reagan Administration Secretary of Treasury and Secretary of State George Shultz thinks that the US embargo against Cuba should "simply be lifted."

Exclusive: President Jose Ramos-Horta On East Timor, Genocide, & Why President Clinton Is "One Of My Favorite Politicians In The World"

Sabine Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabine Heller

In an interview, East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta discusses life after an assassination attempt, hypocrisy and what it means to forgive.

Joshua Cooper Ramo: Surprise! Global Financial Crisis Could Turn China Into A Superpower

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

The Chinese banking system has been through so much stress during the last few decades, they are in a much better position than the U.S. to deal with the global financial crisis, says Joshua Cooper Ramo.

Senator Edward Kennedy Made Human Rights Part of US Foreign Policy

Aryeh Neier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aryeh Neier

Kennedy reacted strongly to reports of the great cruelties that accompanied the coup in which General Augusto Pinochet took power in Chile.

The Bomb at 64: Let's Retire It

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Presidents from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan, have called for nuclear disarmament. But no president in the nuclear age has spoken of it as often as Barack Obama.

Honduras: Term Limits When Governments Benefit People

Nelson P. Valdes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nelson P. Valdes

Congress and Courts belong to the rich and powerful who also control the military in cooperation with the Pentagon. Washington provided aid.

Clinton Consulted With Republicans, Neocons On Big Foreign Policy Speech

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has consulted with a surprisingly diverse ideological bunch in the course of creating the major foreign policy spee...

Joe Klein: Obama Needs To Get Tougher On Domestic Agenda

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has been President for six months now, and we are beginning to learn a few things about how he does business. The most surprising of thes...

Kissinger: "Obama Is Like A Chess Player"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a long interview with Germany's Der Spiegel, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger compared President Obama to a chess player making an opening...

Top 8 Famous Refugees (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

June 20th was World Refugee Day. Here's our list of some of the most famous refugees ever. Know of other famous refugees? Leave your suggestions i...

The "Just Say NO-Bama Campaign" Part 2: Diplomacy is Neither Timid Nor an Apology

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kimberly Krautter

Iranians have not asked for U.S. or other Western support other than a desire that our media continue to report their story.

Kissinger: Obama Is Handling The Situation In Iran Well

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with CNN yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized President Obama's approach to the turmoil in Iran, saying that he shouldn't be ...