Coming to terms with the Confederacy

Some groups want to remember the Confederacy "the right way." Whatever can they mean?


Lincoln's fiery trial was America's too

Book review: Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery."


The two Koreas: new approach needed

The hostilities between North and South Korea are dangerous and could escalate with more tragic consequences.


Murderers among us

A newly-released report details how U.S. agencies colluded to keep Nazi war criminals free.


Do right by veterans

Veterans face challenges of joblessness, homelessness, and visible and "invisible" injuries - a real tribute means doing right, not right-wing, by them.


Investing in clean transportation could create 3.7 million jobs

Comprehensive energy and climate policies, and infrastructure spending on clean transportation, could create 3.7 million jobs in the U.S., a new study shows.


Loopholes in climate accord threaten death of coral reefs by 2100

It doesn't seem as if the big industrial nations are serious about trying to halt global warming.


“The Pipe” offers antidote to toxic “Superman”

WARNING: "Waiting for Superman," the new film by David Guggenheim, might be injurious to public education.


Tea party disorients GOP in Delaware

The upset victory of tea party-backed Christine O'Donnell over GOP establishment candidate Mike Castle in Delaware shows significant fault lines in the Republican coalition.


The U.S. and Iraq: what now?

Since President Obama took office, more than 90,000 U.S. troops have come home from Iraq. The question is: now what?

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