Opinion

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Straight talk on the U.S. and Ukraine

It's been interesting to observe the large numbers of people who suddenly think they're experts on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine - both those on the left and the right.

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Nuclear disarmament policy a mixed bag, at best

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.

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Spanish Civil War vet still struggling at 98

Interview with Del Berg who served in the famed Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War and is a long-time activist in the labor and peace movements.

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Snowden and our civil liberties

We add our voice to the many calling for clemency for Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower who exposed the National Security Agency's massive domestic spying program.

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Should Iran have the “right” to nuclear fuel?

There are any number of obstacles that could trip up the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the "P5+1," but the right to "enrich" nuclear fuel should not be one of them.

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Kerry declares end of Monroe Doctrine: Is it for real?

Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the Monroe Doctrine is hated as an oppressive mechanism whereby the U.S. claims the unilateral right to limit the national sovereignty of area nations.

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Newspaper Guild blasts government moves against journalists

The Newspaper Guild's executive council is blasting official government moves to crack down on journalists both in the U.S. and abroad.

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A salute to Fidel Castro on his 87th birthday

It is very hard to think of a more important world leader than Fidel.

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Mandela – schmaltzy icon or revolutionary leader?

Sooner or later the news will break that Nelson Mandela has died, and the frenzy whipped up by the media about 'what will happen next' will resume.

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Reza Aslan, FOX News, and Islamophobia

I thought of Sartre's "Anti-Semite and Jew" when I heard about the recent FOX News television interview with Reza Aslan.

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