Critics of President Trump's public support for authoritarian rulers generally ignore the long-standing support U.S. presidents have offered repressive regimes over the decades.
Twenty years after its debut, playwright Wallace Shawn’s drama has taken on new meaning for American theatergoers. (Shawn is pictured at left.)
As commander in chief, the president is empowered to manage the military might of the nation But he is not empowered to initiate warfare on his own As commander in chief, the president is empowered to manage the military might of the nation.
All previous socialist revolutionaries had seemed grimly puritanical; by contrast, Castro’s barbudos appeared almost to be bohemians with guns. Democracy and radical reform were poised to replace dictatorship and social misery.
This step is intended to give Recep Tayyip Erdogan the majority in parliament he needs to make himself president for life, and to give Turkey (currently a parliamentary government) an imperial presidency on the Egyptian model.
A flood of US defense dollars long has supported Saudi Arabia, a hideous human rights abuser Ending the U-Saudi alliance could bring an enormous peace dividend to Americans.
The murderous assault by Egyptian security forces against supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi is not only an ideological battle, but a war waged against hundreds of millions of Muslim poor who find in radical Islam their only source of hope, meaning and dignity.What is happening in Egypt is a precursor to a wider global war between the world’s elites and the world’s poor.
Two days of violent encounters between Turkish police and demonstrators turned to three Sunday. Thousands of protesters kept control of Istanbul's main square as the country's prime minister vowed to move forward with the controversial development plan that provoked the clashes.
There is a growing acceptance and indeed a demand for additional surveillance cameras, cellphone eavesdropping, location checks and biometric identifiers.
They are impolite questions, but they must be asked: What did Jorge Mario Bergoglio know, and when did he know it, about Argentina's brutal "Dirty War" against suspected leftists in which thousands were tortured and killed? More important, what did the newly chosen Pope Francis do?