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Despite objections from US and Israel, 138 nations vote to approve statehood
Anti-Drone Activists Could Get 7 Years for 'Irritating' US Air Force Colonel
A local judge in upstate New York has signed an order of protection for a US Air Force colonel that could make it a crime, punishable by up to seven years in prison, for anti-drone activists to continue their weekly peace vigil outside or near the gates of the Hancock Air National Guard base there.
Study: 4 Trillion Tons of Ice Melt Raising Seas at Alarming Rate
Concluding what colleagues are calling an 'unprecedented' and exhaustive study, scientists on Thursday said they can report "definitively" that the ice sheets of both Antarctica and Greenland are, indeed, melting and that as global temperatures continue to soar this melting will lead to continued and drastic sea level increases.
It’s Not a Fiscal Cliff, It’s an Austerity Crisis
Washington is not known for the stunning clarity with which it frames and addresses tough issues. But has there ever been a debate so mired in confusion as the one around the so-called fiscal cliff?
Sucking Up to the Military Brass
Few things have characterized the post-9/11 American world more than our worshipful embrace of our generals. They’ve become our heroes, our sports stars, and our celebrities all rolled into one. We can’t stop gushing about them. Even after his recent fall from grace, General David Petraeus was still being celebrated by CNN as the best American general since Dwight D. Eisenhower (and let’s not forget that Ike commanded the largest amphibious invasion in history and held a fractious coalition together in a total war against Nazi Germany).
The Humiliation of Bradley Manning
It is a bitter irony that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, whose conscience compelled him to leak evidence about the U.S. military brass ignoring evidence of torture in Iraq, was himself the victim of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment while other military officers privately took note but did nothing.
Donald Trump in perspective
You don't have to be an Obama fan to appreciate this
The Next 4 Years with Obama and Journalism Tips
Robert Reich: Don’t Listen to Wall Street — Taxing the Rich is Good for the Economy
EXCLUSIVE: Julian Assange on WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, Cypherpunks, Surveillance State
Smoke Signals: Martin Lee on Growing U.S. Movement to Legalize Marijuana
FRONT LINES OF THE LIBYAN REVOLUTION