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From Rhetoric to Reality: The Time has Come for the Obama Administration to Take Concrete Steps to Adopt International Human Rights Standards

JoAnn Kamuf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
JoAnn Kamuf

The U.S. reached a milestone last week when it underwent the first comprehensive review of its human rights record as part of the Universal Periodic R...

Don't Stall on New START

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

An impressive bipartisan group of experts -- including national security advisors and secretaries of state and defense from the past four administrations -- has endorsed the U.S.-Russia arms reduction treaty. So what's the holdup?

The West Must Excise the Cancer of Terrorism in Pakistan -- or Brace for Failure

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

It is an undeniable fact that most of the Taliban leaders live in Pakistan under ISI protection. If the West fails to clear Pakistani soil of these terrorist networks, we have to brace for a grand strategic failure.

Nothing Seems to Work

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

I admire and enjoy Jon Stewart. But America is not a bumper sticker. Nor is it a race into a tunnel, a sketch comedy show or a manifestly partisan rally with a careful feel-good proclamation.

America: The Incredible Shrinking Nation

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

The America that owned my boyhood pride -- for all its failings -- seemed a far larger place than I find myself living in today. We are, I fear, living in a country the size of a gated, restricted country club.

Barack Obama Visits Mumbai...on Diwali!

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Diwali is the most important celebration in India: it begins today and continues through November 9th. It is the equivalent of Christmas for the Chr...

The Top 5 Green MBA Programs In America (Probably The World)

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

With the recent economic recession, the business world is unfortunately looking as grim as our planet's environmental condition. Business is waning, m...

U.S. To Tolerate Afghan Corruption In Latest War Strategy

Washington Post | Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - U.S. commanders in southern Afghanistan are adopting a strategy that increasingly places the priority on fighting the Taliban ...

Energy Industry Verklempt Over EPA Regs

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with The energy industry is pulling out the stops against proposed government regulations. Remember when the enactm...

Karl Rove, You Got Served

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Karl Rove was served with a subpoena Sunday, Oct. 24th, 2010, as he arrived at CBS studios to appear on "Face the Nation." The subpoena was to compe...

My Awesome Experience Voting Early

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

This slide show is a cautionary tale for those who might miss out on the awesomeness that is early voting.

It's the Dollar, Stupid

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Behind the currency debate lies a somber reality. Most of China's exports are the result of the relocation of production outside of the U.S. -- it is American corporations that fuel the balance of payment deficit.

Show, Don't Tell: WikiLeaks and Our War with Iran

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

The U.S. must form a more serious coalition to squeeze Iran politically and economically. The call for this coalition has become more important as the U.S.-led peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians continue.

The Invi$ibility of Nature: Green on Green

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Does the color green signify nature or dollars ... or both? Time was, economists saw concerns about nature to be la...

You Don't Have to Make cuts in Education to Save Education's Money

Ewan McIntosh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ewan McIntosh

If I suggested that one terrible idea could save a U.S. school district up to $25 million a year -- cutting an education budget and maybe even increasing teacher numbers -- would you be interested?

Climate Talks Tank, Global South Sinks Further

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michelle Chen

Leading countries in the UN climate talks continue seeing emissions reduction as a political poker game, but politically disenfranchised communities know all too well that the house always wins.

Chefs' Guide to Portland, Maine

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Find. Eat. Drink.

If you care about eating well, Portland, Maine should be on your wish list. There is something very exciting going on with the local food scene.

Skype Interview with Josh Silverman on Haiti and Bettering Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Luce

As you probably know, the multilingual, cross-platform Voice over Internet Protocol, instant messaging, and videoconferencing sensation known as Skype...

When Karl Rove Squeals, You're Doing Something Right

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Americans surrendered their privacy at Karl Rove's behest. Karl Rove ought to be able to confirm he has nothing to hide, like the rest of Americans have had to in the public interest.

Truth in Campaign Advertising? (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Getting the candid thoughts of today's professional politician might be too much to stomach -- like this chat with Rep. Richard Martin (R) from Ohio's 19th District.

Beware a U.S. Sponsored Arms Race in the Middle East

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

Until it is tied effectively to a representative and responsible government in Baghdad, the arming of Iraq's military by the U.S. and other Western powers should be put on hold.

When The Recession Hits Home

Patrice Bendig | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Patrice Bendig

In spite of the misery and heartache caused by the recession, I have found one benefit. People have become more compassionate towards each other, and donation drives have been more successful than I've ever seen.

Are You Resilient? If So, Encourage Psychological and Social Resilience Wherever You Can

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

What kind of person would you need to become, what kind of community would you need to be a part of, and what kind of process would it take to be able to experience a twenty-first century of increasing unpredictability and loss?

The Enemy from Within: Why We Cannot Focus Solely on Islamic Terrorism

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kane

We need to remember that no group has monopolized the threat of terrorism against this country, and be prepared not only for a foreign-based act, but also one that could be conceived by Americans.

The US Defense Establishment Is Tied Inextricably to China

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

The ability of the United States to defend itself through all three legs -- land, air and sea -- is contingent upon its continued cooperation with its largest economic rival, China.