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Russia Is Going to Invade Ukraine: Predictions and Rationales

Jeremy White | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Jeremy White

While the annexation of the Crimea was a matter of military necessity, a Russian occupation of Eastern Ukraine would be an entirely political move on Putin's part.

Occupation of Crimea, Is this a Sea of Change?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Elena Ulansky

One of the responses of the Obama administration to the largest crisis in contemporary relations between Russia and the United States might be to curtail America's largest oil company Exxon Mobil from continuing its joint venture with Russia's largest oil company Rosneft.

Washington Shutdown Opens Mall to Foreign Invasion

Bob Walker | Posted 12.15.2013 | DC
Bob Walker

Government services were paralyzed. Slime is everywhere. The Capitol desperately needs cleansing from this avian invasion. Make their feathers fly.

Number One... With a Bullet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Turk Pipkin

While we debate our nation's role as the enforcers of the proper morality of war and weapons of mass destruction, it might serve us to remember that our commitments - and lack of commitments - to global peace greatly help shape our image and standing in the world.

The Dick Cheney Presidential Library in Dallas

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

If there has to be a library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, let it be named after the man who actually ran the country, and not the man who simply nodded his head in affirmation. Let's call it the "Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney Presidential Library."

Bang the Drum Loudly: The Failed Journalism That Sent America to War in Iraq

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Media
James Moore

The timing was a thing of pure political beauty. President George W. Bush was only a few days away from speaking to the United Nations' General Assembly about Iraq's renewed efforts to acquire banned weaponry.

French in Mali

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Coming to America

George Heymont | Posted 12.27.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

While many conservatives whine "I want my country back," they forget that America's strength has always been built on the backs of immigrants (like their very own ancestors). People from every corner of the globe have looked to America as "the land of opportunity."

E. T. Hunters Explain What Happens If Space Aliens Show Up

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

It is conceivable that humans could someday discover aliens. We scour the cosmos looking for their radio signals, and though we're not capable of int...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Libya, the United States, and Iran: Just Who Is "Meddling"?

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

With its no doubt emotionally gratifying but feckless rhetoric demanding Gaddafi's departure, the Obama Administration has ensured that it can play no constructive role in a process of political transition in Libya.

Alien Vaporware

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

According to a story posted at Examiner, scientists have found three objects the size of Delaware entering the solar system. This is clearly a hoax. But these tales are more than a nuisance -- there's a certain amount of damage done by crying wolf.

The F Word: McChrystal, Afghanistan Policy, And...

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

To heck with the war. It's becoming a story about egos. Or more precisely, as one commentator put it recently, "By focusing on McChrystal's supposed ...

791 U.S. Military Deaths In Afghanistan Since Start Of War

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As of Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at least 791 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasi...

You Know It's Time to Leave Iraq When...

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Doug Bandow

Will Iraq "fail" if America leaves? Perhaps so, but there's no reason to believe that a continued U.S. presence can prevent failure.

Jingoism Isn't Journalism: Why I Don't Trust CNN & Corporate Media to Cover Iran

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Old media, and specifically CNN, are learning the difficult lesson that with or without their vast resources and state of the art studios, the Iranians' stories will be told. And they'll be told to tens of millions more viewers than cable and satellite programs tend to reach.

As 6th Anniversary Nears: Amazing Poll Reveals Most Iraqis Wish We Did Not Invade

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A surprising new poll by leading media organizations, as the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq queitly approaches this week, finds that d...

The Politics of Reincarnation

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christal Smith

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against China's occupation. I spoke with Pico Iyer, who has traveled extensively with the Dalai Lama, on the situation in Tibet.

2007 -- The Year that Time Forgot

Matt Stewart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matt Stewart

It's only natural that after our most recent 12-month carnival, 2007 would seem relatively blah. Every now and then, history lays an egg. What happened in 1957? 1910? 1887-1897?