27 December 2005
ROME, ITALY -- A slightly unreal moment this afternoon. Here in the land of Dante, as the taxi from the airport sped by the ruins of the Roman Forum and glimpses of the Coliseum up the side streets, the car radio began playing the...
27 December 2005
President Bush and other top officials in his administration used the National Security Agency to secretly wiretap the home and office telephones and monitored private email accounts of members of the United Nations Security Council in...
26 December 2005
I half-suspected NPR to exhume Henry Kissinger (he is dead, isn't he?) the other day when they did a promo about a story on "Iraqization," but no, they spared us the sonorous tones of Doctor Strangelove, only to give us his pin-headed...
26 December 2005
Larry Beinhart, author of "Wag the Dog" and "The Librarian," has done us a remarkable service with the publication of a new small nonfiction book titled "Fog Facts."  He has given language to a new and critically important concept, that of...
22 December 2005
BANGKOK, Thailand -- America and Russia are competing to sell expensive, high-tech warplanes to Thailand, sparking debate among Thai politicians and air force officers over which combat aircraft are better.

"It's not a good...
19 December 2005
There is a solution that most of us are not seriously considering but should be.  We are all increasingly aware of the problem: a world that lacks peace, democracy, an equitable distribution of resources, and practices that can be...

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