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OPEC Meets Singing Hymnals to "Beautiful Prices"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Oil at $80 a barrel is an outrage and a reflection of this country's, as the world's largest consumer of oil, lack of leadership on matters oil pricing.

Fiji Cyclone Damage Overwhelming, Says Prime Minister

AP | PITA LIGAIULA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SUVA, Fiji — A powerful cyclone destroyed more than half the houses in many villages in northern Fiji, but only one death has been reported, off...

Reporter's Notebook: To Risk Arrest in the West Bank?

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

As a citizen of Israel who has attended the Bil'in demonstration on numerous occasions, I am offended by the army's attempts to censure Palestinian, Israeli, and international voices of dissent.

Elena Kagan's Strange Bedfellows

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Kagan's nomination brings up again the issue of "Sovereign Immunity," and what it portends to our safety.

Ireland Shamrock Shortage SEVERE, Causes St. Patrick's Day 2010 Concerns

PATRICK COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Ireland shamrock shortage has sparked concerns leading up to St. Patrick's Day, which takes place tomorrow, March 17, 2010. Botanist Dr. Declan ...

Natural Disaster Death Toll Above Normal To Start 2010

LiveScience | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just a few months into 2010, and Mother Nature has delivered a slew of costly and deadly natural disasters. From the catastrophic Haiti and Chilean ea...

Chile Earthquake 'Megathrust': Worst Type Of Quake Per Scientists

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scientists say the major Chile earthquake last month was a "megathrust," similar to the 2004 Indian Ocean temblor that triggered a catastrophic tsunam...

The Wickedest Man in LA

Charles Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Russell

Brian Butler speaks with the soft ease and quiet smirk of someone who either knows something you don't or simply doesn't care.

DC10 Has Arrived

Sean Carasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sean Carasso

This week, in Washington, D.C., social entrepreneurs are convening for the Summit Series DC10 Conference. With all the hype and anticipation, one has to wonder -- will it live up to its legacy?

Teaching Zionist Kids to Lose Their Minds

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
MJ Rosenberg

So this is what pro-Israel advocacy has come to: turning kids into scaredy-cats who fake weeping and paralysis at the slightest criticism of Israeli policies.

"If You See Something Say Something" -- The Failed Times Square Bombing and the Price of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Saudi Arabia, through OPEC, is extorting billions from the world's consumers through the manipulation of oil prices, the very source of the monies being funneled to madrasas around the world.

Indonesia Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Shakes Eastern Islands

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A strong earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia on Sunday morning, registering with a 7.0 magnitude, according to reports. The quake struck just before ...

The US-Israel Crack Up: Part Three

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The Iranian threat may be less important to the Netanyahu government than keeping the settlers happy, even at the price of disrupting joint US-Israeli efforts to counter Iran.

Undoing Damage in Afghanistan Wrought by Bush-era Diplomat

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Kathleen Parker's idea that Zalmay Khalilzad's "healing powers" could restore Afghan President Hamid Karzai's soundness is more insane than Karzai himself.

The End of the Goldstone/Apartheid Brouhaha Plus Rabbi Takes Apart Dershowitz

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

While Goldstone's record on apartheid was outstanding enough for Nelson Mandela to put him in charge of investigating crimes of the apartheid regime, Israel had been (to the very end) the apartheid regime's closest ally.

Khmer Rouge Sites To Be Preserved By Cambodia For Tourism

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia will preserve 14 sites at the last bastion of the murderous Khmer Rouge, including the home of their leader Pol ...

World Vision SUSPENDS Pakistan Operations Following Attack

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

World Vision, an American-based charity, has suspended operations in Pakistan following an attack on its office in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday. B...

On the Eve of Passover, Israel Has Forgotten it is a Jewish State

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Israel has lost its moral compass. I'm not talking about Gaza, the Occupation, or 1948. With Pesach in mind, I'm talking about how Israel is treating the strangers in its land.

Swiss Animal Lawyers Ruling: NO Free Attorneys

nytimes.com | ROBERT MACKEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Sunday, Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to appoint lawyers to represent abused animals in court in every region of the country....

RECORD Internet Crime In Japan: Auction Sites Frequent Target

product-reviews.net | Martyn Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

There is a new record for Internet crime in Japan. In an era when we are spending more of our personal and business time online it is no surprise that...

Aussie Banana Underwear: AussieBum Introduces Product

reuters.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Australian underwear company AussieBum has been monkeying around and the result is a range of men's underwear made with bananas....

International Women's Day 2010: History, Facts And What You Need To Know About IWD

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

International Women's Day 2010 marks the 100th such day in world history, and it is being celebrated today, March 8, 2010. The official Internation...

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.

What Good It Does: A Response to A. Tom Grunfeld on the Obama - Dalai Lama Meeting

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Schrei

Like an aging quasi-rock star who can't help repeatedly playing that one hit that made him famous all those years ago, A. Tom Grunfeld always manages ...

Japan Earthquake: Tsunami Warnings Downgraded After 7.0 Quake Off Japan Coast

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, according to the USGS, prompting immediate tsunami warnings. According to the Japan Meteo...