The dangers inherent in the GOP's congressional victory last fall are growing more apparent with the passing of each day; but all is not lost.
"I am looking at my treasured coin and wondering about Volodya."
I was struck by the incredible breadth and grassroots depth of this sea of humanity streaming through the streets of New York. A mass movement has emerged!
"The mothers and sons I saw pay the highest price, in blood, fear, anger and worry."
U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation 11 weeks ago that would have expanded federal health care and education programs for veterans.
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.