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Why Grammar Is Important

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

In high school or college, students of Asian heritage have the reputation of making the highest grades in the class, and the average American student ...

What If We All Had Superpowers?

Matt Murrie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who didn't spend their childhood wondering what it would be like to fly through the air, shoot lasers from your eyes, or read people's minds? But what...

And Then There Was One

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

What, after all, are we to make of a planet with a single superpower that lacks genuine enemies of any significance and that, to all appearances, has nonetheless been fighting a permanent global war with... well, itself -- and appears to be losing?

China's Dual Personality

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.29.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

For now, China is having its cake and eating it too. Hopefully and presumably, once China rises to the zenith of its power in the coming years, it will mature to the point where it will no longer want to be seen as both a developing and developed country.

Is America the Greatest Land on Earth?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

Why won't I say that this is the greatest land on earth? For starters, because no land is the greatest land. Greatness is a pie that all have a piece of, but none can claim as their own exclusive possession.

Welcome to Disneyland

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Alexander Goerlach

The strategic importance of the Old World is declining. That does not mean that the emotional bonds of the transatlantic relationship must fray. But Europe is dropping down on the list of priorities.

I Have to Ask: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Women

Microphone in hand, I set out to ask perfect strangers one question that I just had to ask – if you could have any superpower, what would it be? ...

The Reluctant Superpower

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

For the U.S. to capitalize on a new willingness for a strong U.S. foreign presence, that presence must truly serve all people and our ideals, not our interest.

Drone Reporting

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Koehler

The media can spread ignorance not merely by reporting inaccurate information, but by purveying even accurate or partially accurate information in a context devoid of the least moral intelligence.

Obama in Asia: Meeting American Decline Face to Face

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Juan Cole

Beneath the pomp and splendor of Obama's journey through Asia has lurked a far tawdrier vision -- of a much weakened president presiding over a much weakened superpower, both looking somewhat desperately for succor abroad.

America's Unjustified Fears

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

America is not Rome. As long as the United States preserves its values and constantly improves them, it will remain the world's only superpower.

Why the U.S. Needs More Immigrants

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

If we want to maintain our superpower status, assure economic growth, save Social Security and other entitlement programs, we need a growing pool of (immigrant) tax payers to fund it.

Regarding the use of social networking, and, my superpower (video)

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

(Yes, I shoulda noticed my tie.) (my superpower? have something to say, say it, know when to stop)...

Palin: Obama 'Superpower' Remark Doesn't Make Sense

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Ill. — Sarah Palin criticized President Barack Obama on Saturday for saying America is a military superpower "whether we like it or ...

Beijing Taxi: An Outstanding Ride

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Beijing Taxi dips us under the mainstream media's radar screen and places us in the seat of a journey through Beijing. Few if any cities in the world have changed as swiftly as the Chinese capital.

In the Name of Hope: Perpetual War and the Nobel Peace Prize

Hamdan Azhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hamdan Azhar

If the Nobel Peace Prize Committee tells us that war is compatible with peace, who are we to say otherwise?

20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Will Another Superpower Meet Its End in Afghanistan?

Loretta Napoleoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Loretta Napoleoni

Remarkably, Afghanistan seems once again to be shaping our future. It is paradoxical that the graveyard of one superpower should become a battlefield for the other.

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.

Post-Election Iran: What America Must Do Now

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The Iranian Republic requires American antagonism to uphold its regional influence and its stranglehold on the Iranian people - the United States should deprive it of this gift.

Is President Obama Serious About a New Relationship with the Americas?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

Will Obama rebuild our relationship with the south on a foundation of respect for democracy? Or will it be more of the same superpower policies cloaked in collaborative and intelligent rhetoric?

Six Years into the Iraq War: Can We Still Be a Superpower?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

But if we are clear, now, about the failure of the neoconservative agenda of global dominance, the question remains: How should the U.S. relate to the rest of the world?

For Obama: A Five-Point Foreign Policy Agenda

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

We no longer can afford to be the world's biggest military spender, and although the world looks to us for leadership, it has rejected domination.

When Not Drooling Wins and the Environment Loses

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

String Theory holds that the universe actually is comprised of multiple dimensions, as many as 26. Palin and her supporters occupy something beyond our familiar three, plus time.

John McCain Antics -- Thursday 25 September, 2008

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose John McCain is engaged in a hypocritical effort to preempt the narrative of this Presidential contest. Today I shall try to carry ...

The Loss of Democracy: The Deeper Meaning of McClellan's Revelations of Imperial Deceit & Media Submissiveness

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The result of the White House spin, and the complicity of the press corp. in it, has been the deaths of more than 4,000 U.S. servicemen and women and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.