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Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant -- New Report on Competitiveness in Clean Tech

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

A major new report released today is the first to comprehensively benchmark the competitiveness positions of the United States and key Asian challengers in the global clean energy race.

Reluctant Partners: Global Crisis Makes US More Dependent On China Than Ever

Der Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When US President Barack Obama visits China this weekend, he will encounter a rival that sees the financial crisis as more of an opportunity than a th...

Understanding The Mindset of A Nigerian Terrorist

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bekeh Utietiang

The very process of radicalization had a devastating effect on the otherwise good life and good upbringing this young man had enjoyed.

U.S. Officials Visit Myanmar For Talks

wsj.com | a WALL STREET JOURNAL Staff Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. sent its highest-ranking delegation of diplomats to Myanmar in more than a decade Tuesday as it intensified its efforts to encourage democrat...

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

G-7 To Meet, Talk Less As G-20 Ascends: Officials

Bloomberg | By Rainer Buergin and Simon Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Group of Seven finance chiefs said they will meet less and issue fewer statements as the G-20 becomes the main arena for setting global economic polic...

Iran Agrees To Send Enriched Uranium To Russia

New York Times | Steven Erlanger and Mark Landler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran agreed on Thursday in talks with the United States and other major powers to open its newly revealed uranium enrichment plant near Qum to interna...

Welcome Back, Mr. Polanski

Anna Wainwright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anna Wainwright

Polanski has certainly experienced terrible tragedy. But it's not an excuse, legally or morally, and Polanski should be extradited.

Outmaneuvering Iran

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

The key to understanding today's announcement on Iran is this: President Obama knew about the secret Iranian facility nine months ago.

Presidential Leadership: "The Future Does Not Belong to Fear"

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Obama's priorities are spot on. Nuclear threats are growing. The previous administration's military approach to the problem failed.

Asia Society's Prez on Global Citizens Like Obama

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Asia Society president Vishakha Desai says, "Ours is a complex institution, and those experiencing it can describe it in the same way the blind men touch and describe an elephant."

75 Percent Of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name The First President Of The U.S.

News9.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today....

What!? Racism Still in America?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I see racial sub-texts in the intensity of the attacks on Obama -- not in the disagreements per se, but in the viciousness of the rhetoric.

Unconventional Wisdom on Dubai

Jennifer Nix | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jennifer Nix

A new book, City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism paints a very different picture of the events and politics leading up to the nixing of the Dubai ports deal.

US, China in Race to Pollute Water on Moon

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Hours after scientists confirmed finding evidence of water on the moon, the United States and China each announced ambitious plans to become the first nation to pollute the moon's water.

U.S. To Accept Iran's Proposal To Hold Talks

New York Times | MARK LANDLER and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration said Friday that the United States would accept Iran's offer to meet, fulfilling President Obama's pledge to hold uncondition...

Iranian Nuke Proposal Falls Short Of Western Demands

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Iran's new offer for talks with six world powers ignores their key demand of a freeze of Tehran's uranium enrichment program, according...

6 Billion Pounds Overweight: Dr. Ian Smith Gives America a Kick in the Tush.

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

"The food industry has huge culpability as to why we in America find ourselves where we are," Dr. Ian said. "The food industry is not a non-profit agency. They are in it for the profits."

US-German Rift Emerges Over Afghan Deaths Case

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — An airstrike by U.S. fighter jets that appears to have killed Afghan civilians could turn into a major dispute for NATO allies Germany a...

Kazakhstan's Human Rights Drop Through the Floor

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

I fear that we might just see exactly how many barrels of oil a given dictator needs to export in order to flaunt the law.

The Reality of Aid (II)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Only five countries (Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden) have met the United Nations' target of providing 0.7 percent of their gross national income in aid to poor countries.

Ted Kennedy: A Whole Human Being

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

I discovered that I'd misjudged Ted Kennedy. I hope that now I would have the wisdom to confer more compassion on any and all in tragic circumstances.

Give Kraft a Kick in the Tush: Harmful Chemicals in Your Mac & Cheese

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

In 2008, Kraft removed artificial colorings...and chemical sweeteners...from the products that they distribute in Europe, Australia, and other developed countries due to consumer concern over scientific studies...But, they haven't done the same thing here in the U.S.!

Third Screen: Adam Richman, Food Athlete

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

Caught up with Adam Richman, star of Man v. Food on the Travel Channel, Wednesday nights at 10pm, to talk food, towns, people and history.

Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Nuclear Disarmament

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

In 2004, I had the honor of introducing Senator Kennedy as a keynote speaker at the Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference. He was warm, gracious and generous.