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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 17:38

Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

Rarely have second terms lived up to the hopes and expectations of presidents or their electorates.
Four years after making history by becoming the first African-American president, Barack Obama will kick off his second term on Monday with a scaled-back inauguration that reflects the tempered expectations …
Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:55

Iran's Cyber Capabilities Wow U.S.

Iran responded to a 2010 cyber-attack on its nuclear facilities by beefing up its own cyber capabilities, and will be a "force to be reckoned with" in the future, a …
President Obama announced his choices for key national security posts this past week, and there has been both celebration and gnashing of teeth in Washington and around the country.
Sources have disclosed that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started exercising a US and Israeli plan to provoke Iran’s Kurdish population against the government in Tehran through the …
Malalai Joya has a simple message for US, NATO, and Afghan leaders: Get out.
The US should not lecture other countries while Washington is unable to protect the civil liberties of its own citizens, American blogger Kevin Gosztola said in an interview with RT.
Friday, 04 January 2013 19:35

Torture and the rule of law

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 6,000-page report providing a comprehensive analysis of the CIA’s detention and interrogation policies. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee chair, released a …
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 19:28

Book Review: The U.S. War Machine

Many supporters of Barack Obama are disappointed that he has not reversed the war policies of his predecessor.
Saturday, 29 December 2012 11:34

NRA Goes Up Against UN Over Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations agreed on Monday to hold discussions next year regarding an international arms treaty, but the National Rifle Association says they are all set to step in and …
Former Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has rejected calls from the National Rifle Association to put armed patrolmen in every school across America.
A senior advisor to the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said the US casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan have made Washington more wary of war against other regional …
The US State Department security chief and two other senior officials have resigned in the wake of a damning report on the security in the Libyan compound where the US …
Congress got a two-for-one with the adoption of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act: it simultaneously rebuked Russia, and knocked President Barack Obama for being soft on the …
U.S. philosopher and cultural critic Henry A. Giroux says that under the influence of the government, the higher education system in the United States has moved toward silencing progressive and …
Libertarian minded Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, would seem like an odd pair on any issue. However, as the Houston Chronicle reports, both oppose the …
Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:55

Obama II — The Purge And The Pact

Enjoying a legitimacy reinforced by his reelection, U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to launch a new foreign policy -- drawing the conclusions from the relative economic weakening of the …
Let’s get one thing straight: America is not facing a fiscal crisis. It is, however, still very much experiencing a job crisis.
The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political history, according to final federal finance reports released Thursday.
Saturday, 01 December 2012 06:22

New Sanctions Approved

The Senate voted Friday to impose new sanctions on Iran's domestic industries, targeting the Islamic Republic's economy.