The words "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel" were in the 2008 Democratic Party platform but not, at first, in this year's text.
The incident illustrates the degree to which anti-socialist dissidents in Cuba are linked to important political circles both in the United States and Europe.
First, one should never be surprised to find that the NY Times can ferret out experts to say virtually anything.
Activists with Greenpeace shut down 74 Shell gas stations July 16, in London and Edinburgh, to protest the oil corporation's plans to drill into the sensitive Arctic ecosystem for oil.
Protests are growing in the Sudan in response to the announcement that fuel subsidies will be discontinued.
Last week IndustriALL, a new global union, was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark. It represents 50 million workers in 350 unions from all over the world.
Cuba's ambassador to the U.S. has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor currently serving a 15-year sentence in that island nation.
A timely new book, "Arab Spring, Libyan WInter," provides a short, information-rich guide to what the NATO controversy is all about.
Without a new strategy - not the slow downsizing of the Afghanistan war over the next decade - there will indeed be difficult days ahead.
Portugal's prime minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, of the right-wing Social Democratic Party, shocked many on Dec. 18.