The ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the negotiation of a Fissile Materials Treaty, both of which the Obama administration favors, have been held up, one by the U.S. Senate, the other by another country.
The naval station at Guantánamo Bay was established in 1898 when the U.S. gained control of Cuba from Spain, when the Spanish colonial forces were about to be defeated by the Cuban independence fighters.
We usually think of violence as something that is abrupt and explosive - a bomb going off, a bullet finding its mark. But there is another kind of violence that is increasing worldwide.
In the United States misogyny - or the hatred of women - is alive and well. I strongly encourage you all to reach out and help all our mothers, sisters and daughters to make sure they are all safe and free.
Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?" Here are the awards for 2013.
The search for the truth is interwoven with the people's movement to defend and expand our democracy and democratic institutions and to defeat right-wing extremism and corporate power that seeks to undermine it.
A soldier in my old unit who deployed with us to Afghanistan committed suicide. He was only 25 years old. What caused this young man with so much promise to feel that there is no way out?
President Obama strained in Monday's United Nations speech to explain the rationale behind U.S. foreign policy.
The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is reportedly giving up on the UN Security Council, because it likely will not approve armed action against Syria in the wake of the August 21 chemical weapons incident.
Will we send a powerful message to senators and representatives this week telling them to vote "no" on any U.S. attack against Syria? We must take up the challenge and act now.