How the Iraq war will end

“I have come to speak to you about how the war in Iraq will end,” President Obama told Marines gathered at Fort Lejeune, N.C., on Friday.

Nationalize that! Why should Alice and Mike give a damn about failing banks?

Alice is 31 years old. She and her husband Mike both have jobs but are worried about losing them given the economic decline. They would like to buy a house but are afraid to now, and they want to start a family but worry about how they’ll manage if one of them loses their job. Why should Alice, Mike and the rest of us give a damn about failing banks? Does it really affect ordinary working families?


A woman loved by millions: Rosa Luxemburg

The remains of the small middle-aged woman were found in June; her brutalized body had been dumped into the Berlin canal in January. That was in 1919. Ninety years later many Germans and people on every continent still speak her name — Rosa Luxemburg — with real affection.

Letters to the Editor

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Afghanistan: war is not the answer

The good news: President Obama believes military action alone won’t bring peace to Afghanistan. “We’re going to have to use diplomacy; we’re going to have to use development,” he said in a recent television interview. He added that his administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of U.S. policy there.

State of the union

President Barack Obama’s address to Congress, Feb. 24, was both sober and inspiring.

Animal magnetism

With a view to prevent crocodiles from returning to residential neighborhoods, Florida wildlife managers have temporarily affixed magnets to the reptiles' heads in order to disrupt their homing ability.

The progressive approach to fiscal responsibility

Fiscal responsibility, the code word for balancing the budget, is on everyone's lips in Washington these days. With a federal budget deficit close to $2 trillion inherited from the Bush administration, the Obama White House is eager to build a consensus in Congress for reducing the deficit, shifting budget priorities and reforming the process of federal government appropriations.

Seeking Earth-like planets with alien life in galaxy

NASA's Kepler spacecraft is ready to be moved to the launch pad and will soon begin a journey to search for worlds that could potentially host life, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a statement.

Nuclear wake-up call

Kate Hudson, chair of the London-based Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, issued a grave warning after the collision of a British and a French nuclear-armed submarine patrolling the mid-Atlantic a couple of weeks ago.

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