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Robert Kuttner

Which Way for Europe?

Robert Kuttner | Posted May 21, 2012

PARIS -- The good news: Austerity is finally on the defensive. At the Camp David G-8 summit, all the other national leaders pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to relent and to allow Europe's ravaged economy to grow.

The bad news: The shift is mainly at the level...

Matt Carr

Spain's Year of Miracles

Matt Carr | Posted May 20, 2012

For the last 10 days I've been leading walking groups around the fabulously beautiful mountains of northern Majorca. This is only my second visit to the island since I came here in 1992, when I was still living in Barcelona.

For Spain - and Europe, 1992 was a year in...

Joy Phumaphi

Hope for Women and Girls

Joy Phumaphi | Posted May 20, 2012

As representatives of the World Health Organization Member States arrive in Geneva this week for the 65th World Health Assembly, I feel a cautious optimism about the future, and the future health of Africa.

With two female heads of state in Africa - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia and...

Daniel Wagner

China, the Philippines, and the Scarborough Shoal

Daniel Wagner | Posted May 21, 2012

Last week, the USS North Carolina -- a Virginia class fast attack submarine -- took Chinese and Philippine authorities alike by surprise after resurfacing in Philippine waters and docking in Subic Bay -- the economic free port zone in the Philippine province of Zambales. Subic was once the largest U.S....

Steven Strauss

America: Slouching Towards Third World Status

Steven Strauss | Posted May 20, 2012

Will Truthiness Destroy America?

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity" -- "The Second Coming", William Butler Yeats

Yeats' lines aptly describe our current age of political mediocrity. As we consider our politicians, we can hardly say...

Mathieu Young

Prey Lang: A Forest on the Brink of Destruction (PHOTOS)

Mathieu Young | Posted May 21, 2012

The forests of Cambodia, which the World Bank previously called its "most developmentally important natural resource," are being destroyed at an alarming rate, and to the financial benefit of the ruling elite. Global Witness calls Cambodia a 'country for sale', and according to a recent USAID...

Peter Alexander Meyers

Who Needs a Greek Government?

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted May 21, 2012

In Greece, coming in the next days and weeks are actions and decisions that will unleash another fateful phase for Europe. The need for a new government is urgent.

This is not the first time. The country needed a new government in the fall of 2009. Why? To expose the...

Charles Garcia

Was Columbus a Secret Jew?

Charles Garcia | Posted May 23, 2012

Today marks the 508th anniversary of the death of Christopher Columbus.

Everybody knows the story of Columbus, right? He was an Italian explorer from Genoa who set sail in 1492 to enrich the Spanish monarchs with gold and spices from the orient. Not quite.

For too long, scholars have ignored...