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How the Opinion of One Pope Became the Rule for All Americans

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops recently mandated tube-feeding for all permanently unconscious patients in Catholic healthcare institutions. How did it come to take this position?

Arturo Valenzuela Confirmed as Asst. Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After a long, messy battle between Senator Jim DeMint and the Obama administration, Senator DeMint removed his holds on two key administration appointees.

Senator LeMieux On Wrong Track with anti-Cuba Political Action Committee and State Department Hold

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Kind of sad when you see a Freshman US Senator get appointed and immediately hijacked by lobbying groups who have deeply parochial interests that run against the nation's.

US - Brazil Relations Desafinado

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Christmas season marks the 50th anniversary of Brasilia, the futuristic capital city designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, and magazines and online media are celebrating the event.

President Obama's Credibility on the Line in Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Obama team brokered the accord in Honduras, and got a commitment from the coup leaders. If they go back on it, how much will the Obama administration's word be worth on anything else?

White House Bows To Grassley On Ethanol Tariffs

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington runs on political leverage, and at the current moment few people have more of it than Chuck Grassley. President Obama is desperate to have ...