Is Syria situation spinning out of control?

The news from Syria is not good.


Charting a new vision on the anniversary of 9/11

It is appropriate on this 11th anniversary to think hard about the need for a new direction in foreign policy.


Paintings by the late Blanche Wille slated for show

The organizers would like to have an exhibition of Blanche Wille's artwork at a major gallery, and a serious catalog.


The Mali war - the wages of sin

The reports filtering out of Northern Mali are appalling: beatings and whippings for the slightest violations of Sharia law.


What does it take to “Rebuild the Dream”?

In September 2009, Van Jones stepped down as Special Advisor under a barrage of right-wing criticism of his youthful flirtation with leftist politics.


Judy Gallo, longtime activist, dies at 70

About 100 friends and activists in labor and progressive groups gathered at a memorial here Aug. 18 to pay tribute to Judy Gallo, who died recently at age 70.


Michigan's John Conyers: Tireless champion for jobs and voting rights

What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.


Moral drones and the New York Times

First, one should never be surprised to find that the NY Times can ferret out experts to say virtually anything.


Syria and the Phantom

What was that Turkish F-4 Phantom II up to when the Syrians shot it down?


“Arab Spring, Libyan Winter” has timely lessons for NATO summit

A timely new book, "Arab Spring, Libyan WInter," provides a short, information-rich guide to what the NATO controversy is all about.

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