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Few excuses for missing Middle East uprisings

About this blog: Mark Malloch-Brown has spent years pondering the big issues that weigh on the community of nations. As a former United Nations deputy secretary-general, Malloch-Brown has been at the forefront of international efforts to wrestle with climate...

By Mark Malloch-Brown  | March 8, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Remembering Rep. Millicent Fenwick and thinking of Sen. Scott Brown

Watching the recent 60 Minutes interview of “The resilient Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)” I was reminded of a profile Morley Safer did 30 years earlier of Rep. Millicent Fenwick (R-NJ). “Fenwick is an elegant, literate dead-honest legislator whose somewhat...

By Amy Schapiro  | March 1, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The making of America’s most dangerous city

About this blog: St. Louis has earned a dubious distinction again this year – named by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s most dangerous city. What is it that puts St. Louis in the forefront of American...

By Adam Arenson  | February 24, 2011; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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What’s behind the best presidential decisions?

About this blog: Presidential decision-making is tricky. Fire Gen. Douglas MacArthur, or not? Pardon Richard Nixon, or not? Invade Iraq, or not? Nick Ragone assesses how White House decisions are made in “Presidential Leadership: 15 Decisions That Changed the Nation,"...

By Nick Ragone  | February 21, 2011; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Why are today’s rebels Republicans?

About this blog: We used to think of rebels as liberals: student activists of the 1960s, hippies, Dylan, Springsteen. These were the outsiders – the rebels and radicals –who identified our nation’s ills and sought to change the system....

By Grace Elizabeth Hale  | February 8, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Health care propaganda wars

About this blog: For years, Wendell Potter helped craft the message that health care companies wanted delivered to the public. But since leaving his job as head of corporate communications for the health insurance giant Cigna in 2008, Potter has...

By Wendell Potter  | January 28, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Will Israel strike at Iran's nuclear program?, Steven Simon , January 19, 2011
Lessons from our immigrant past, Susan F. Martin , January 12, 2011
Time to agree on media standards?, Susan Herbst , January 11, 2011
Will evangelicals turn the 2012 election?, Darren Dochuk , January 6, 2011
Politics or impartiality in the courtroom?, Keith J. Bybee , January 3, 2011
The shifting political views of African-Americans, Katherine Tate , December 30, 2010
The path to more and better jobs, Harry J. Holzer , December 29, 2010
How rights and freedoms erode, Erwin Chemerinsky , December 23, 2010
How to jump-start energy policy reform, Carl Safina , December 21, 2010
Global impact of Chinese corruption, Steven Gore , December 16, 2010
Nothing like a Republican yarn, David M. Ricci , December 10, 2010
Accepting same-sex families, Brian Powell , December 7, 2010
Democracy in the Middle East?, Walid Phares , December 2, 2010
In praise of agnosticism, Michael Krasny , November 29, 2010
Momma, what's in that turkey?, Mark Winne , November 24, 2010
How to fight liberals, David Kahane , November 23, 2010
Obama’s intellectual roots, James T. Kloppenberg , November 22, 2010
Why democracies despise themselves, Pascal Bruckner , November 19, 2010
Obama, symbol and reality , Jeffrey C. Alexander , November 18, 2010
What's behind limited military force?, Micah Zenko , November 16, 2010
What Bush left out of “Decision Points”, Dan P. McAdams , November 15, 2010
Veterans’ lingering wounds, David Philipps , November 11, 2010
Death penalty contradictions, Scott Christianson , November 10, 2010
Palin, working-class hero, Joan C. Williams , November 9, 2010
What can we expect of democracy?, Steven E. Levingston , November 1, 2010
Grassroots strategy – Democrats vs. Tea Party , Steven E. Levingston , October 29, 2010
America in the new world order, Steven E. Levingston , October 27, 2010
Why America goes to war, Steven E. Levingston , October 26, 2010
A wake for the Republicans?, Steven E. Levingston , October 25, 2010
The art of mortgage duplicity , Steven E. Levingston , October 21, 2010
Managing campaign crises, Steven E. Levingston , October 20, 2010
Is war good for democracy? , Steven E. Levingston , October 19, 2010
Women with guns, Steven E. Levingston , October 15, 2010
Another Tea Party, led by black youth?, Steven E. Levingston , October 14, 2010
Five words shaping our future, Steven E. Levingston , October 13, 2010
Reporters and White House at war, Steven E. Levingston , October 12, 2010
Is racial prejudice bad for your health?, Steven E. Levingston , October 11, 2010
Why Iran won’t bow to foreign pressure, Steven E. Levingston , October 7, 2010
Arab lobby’s unseen influence, Steven E. Levingston , October 6, 2010
Public misperceptions of Congress, Steven E. Levingston , October 5, 2010
Dangers of a politicized military, Steven E. Levingston , October 1, 2010
Defeating religious extremism, Steven E. Levingston , September 17, 2010
Labor unions – down but not out, Steven E. Levingston , September 14, 2010
Young conservatives vs. young liberals, Steven E. Levingston , September 13, 2010
Is 2010 midterm election like 1890?, Steven E. Levingston , September 8, 2010
15 colleges worth the price, Steven E. Levingston , September 7, 2010
In praise of hands-on work, Steven E. Levingston , September 3, 2010
The virtures of non-profit humanitarian aid, Steven E. Levingston , September 2, 2010
Beck, King and nonviolence, Steven E. Levingston , August 27, 2010
A liberal's legacy, Steven E. Levingston , August 26, 2010
Congress crippled by ambivalence, Steven E. Levingston , August 23, 2010
Wanted: leaders in anti-poverty battle, Steven E. Levingston , August 20, 2010
Oil spill politics, Steven E. Levingston , August 16, 2010
Poor education, poor democracy, Steven E. Levingston , August 13, 2010
Desegregation’s unintended consequence, Steven E. Levingston , August 10, 2010
Grappling with torture, Steven E. Levingston , August 9, 2010
Ethiopia, 25 years later, Steven E. Levingston , August 4, 2010
Fractured youthful idealism, Steven E. Levingston , August 2, 2010
Immigration: the 250-year perspective, Steven E. Levingston , July 29, 2010
America the Liberal?, Rachel Hartigan Shea , July 21, 2010
Kagan delay hypocrisy, Rachel Hartigan Shea , July 14, 2010
Political partisanship draws blood, Rachel Hartigan Shea , July 14, 2010
What Kagan could learn from Sotomayor, Steven E. Levingston , July 12, 2010
Immigration's racial complexity, Steven E. Levingston , July 9, 2010
Occupation – the Muslim perspective, Steven E. Levingston , July 7, 2010
Tea Party’s 1960s flashback, Steven E. Levingston , July 6, 2010
Dangers of the filibuster, Steven E. Levingston , July 2, 2010
Invisible undocumented workers , Steven E. Levingston , July 1, 2010
Lady Gaga, guns and McChrystal, Steven E. Levingston , June 30, 2010
Tea Party as Western movie, Steven E. Levingston , June 29, 2010
America's new electorate, Steven E. Levingston , June 28, 2010
Obama as punch line, Steven E. Levingston , June 25, 2010
5 damaging myths about beauty , Steven E. Levingston , June 24, 2010
BP and a global ethic, Steven E. Levingston , June 22, 2010
Culture war? What culture war?, Steven E. Levingston , June 18, 2010
Six giant diplomatic feats, Steven E. Levingston , June 15, 2010
Ideology vs. education, Steven E. Levingston , June 14, 2010
The curse of consumerism, Steven E. Levingston , June 11, 2010
The myth of post-racial America, Steven E. Levingston , June 10, 2010
Ocean research funding gap, Steven E. Levingston , June 9, 2010
Spill’s danger to migratory birds, Steven E. Levingston , June 8, 2010
Oil spill opens door to Cuba , Steven E. Levingston , June 7, 2010
5 bogus immigrant rumors, Steven E. Levingston , June 4, 2010
Ike and the war on meat, Steven E. Levingston , June 3, 2010
7 ideas for the Air Force Academy, Steven E. Levingston , June 1, 2010
Scientists who favor ideology over fact, Steven E. Levingston , May 28, 2010
Pelosi's sharp elbows, Steven E. Levingston , May 27, 2010
Kagan and the great unknown, Steven E. Levingston , May 25, 2010
New rules of war and peace, Steven E. Levingston , May 21, 2010
10 fictitious Tea Party beliefs, Steven E. Levingston , May 19, 2010
Immigration's strain on democracy, Steven E. Levingston , May 18, 2010
A liberal religious renaissance?, Steven E. Levingston , May 17, 2010
Can Obama learn from Bush's domestic playbook?, Steven E. Levingston , May 14, 2010
Cash-poor America and its future, Steven E. Levingston , May 13, 2010
The virtues of lying in politics, Steven E. Levingston , May 12, 2010
War fever: 1898 and 2003, Steven E. Levingston , May 11, 2010
History’s shadow at the Arizona border, Steven E. Levingston , May 10, 2010
Party rivalry past and present, Steven E. Levingston , May 7, 2010
Why not talk to terrorists?, Steven E. Levingston , May 6, 2010
Counterterrorism and the press, Steven E. Levingston , May 5, 2010
Red families vs. blue families, Steven E. Levingston , May 4, 2010
The coming need for immigrants, Steven E. Levingston , May 3, 2010
Reagan and the occult, Steven E. Levingston , April 30, 2010
How polarization benefits democracy, Steven E. Levingston , April 28, 2010
Arizona immigration law ignores migrant deaths, Steven E. Levingston , April 27, 2010
Laws fail to remedy workplace inequality of women, Steven E. Levingston , April 26, 2010
Awakening the Obama zombies, Steven E. Levingston , April 19, 2010
America as a new Rome?, Steven E. Levingston , April 15, 2010
How to choose a Supreme Court justice, Steven E. Levingston , April 13, 2010
Impossibility of nuclear security, Steven E. Levingston , April 12, 2010
Three of history's biggest media myths, Steven E. Levingston , April 9, 2010
Debunking myths on immigrant education, Steven E. Levingston , April 6, 2010
The cause of 9/11 -- a clash of Arab civilizations, Steven E. Levingston , April 1, 2010
Modern conservatism, Texas-style, Steven E. Levingston , March 31, 2010
War cripples Iraq's health care system, Steven E. Levingston , March 30, 2010
How Obama crushes the American dream, Steven E. Levingston , March 26, 2010
America neglects Springsteen’s message, Steven E. Levingston , March 23, 2010
A novel approach to health care , Steven E. Levingston , March 17, 2010
As Colorado goes, so goes the nation?, Steven E. Levingston , March 12, 2010
Why populists are wrong about free trade, Steven E. Levingston , March 11, 2010
Time to talk to terrorists? , Steven E. Levingston , March 10, 2010
Native Americans' enduring struggle for justice, Steven E. Levingston , March 9, 2010
Help for the too-conscious liberal, Steven E. Levingston , March 8, 2010
Conservative vs. conservative, Steven E. Levingston , March 5, 2010
Could Chalabi emerge as Iraq's prime minister?, Steven E. Levingston , March 4, 2010
How snitching erodes criminal justice, Steven E. Levingston , March 2, 2010
Time to declare a new dawn in Iraq?, Steven E. Levingston , February 28, 2010
 
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