The deployment of poison gas in Syria is a crime against humanity. It puts the terrible atrocities of this civil war in a new light. If he doesn't want to squander his credibility, President Obama must intervene. But there's one dilemma he won't be able to resolve: None of the nations involved in this war are natural [Read more]
The responsibilities that weigh down on Barack Obama are enormous, but does one think that terror will be easier to eradicate when we get rid of drones and spying on the Internet?
Three years after his arrest in Iraq, having already suffered a string of abuses, some even considered by Amnesty International to be torture, Bradley Manning was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for his role in the largest leak of classified documents — close to 700,000, which he supplied to the [Read more]
The U.S. does not wish to shoulder all of the responsibility for issues not directly relevant to its true national interests, and it is already incapable of resolving all of the world's problems.
With less than a month until the New York City mayoral primary, the Italian-American challenges Quinn, Weiner and Thompson. He is progressive, he appeals to minorities and he aims to lower rent in the city and increase the availability of public kindergarten.
The campaigns of the democratic candidates can be [Read more]
But there are events, which even in a terribly muddled situation, can be turning points in a conflict because of their sheer awfulness. Srebrenica was such an incident; the gas from Damascus could be another one.
<i>Bradley Manning's sentence shows that anyone seeking to expose governmental wrongdoing in the United States will be treated like a murderer. Likewise, the Obama administration also got the equally severe intended message of the military justice system.</i>
The U.S. military could have sent a message with a double [Read more]
An American attack against the Syrian government seems imminent. "U.S. officials have conveyed the message to the U.N. that it was better for the on-site inspectors not to extend their mission," said a Western diplomatic source familiar with the matter.
The United States "did not explicitly ask them to leave Syria, [Read more]