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When Republican congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina heckled President Barack Obama during his address to a joint session of Congress last week, it was no surprise that the subject was immigration.
At the annual Bioneers convention in 2007, Van Jones described to an audience of scientists, activists and environmentalists how he had spent 20 years trying to get Americans to pay attention to the urban poor.
Is Wal-Mart turning blue — blue enough to pull President Barack Obama's health care chestnuts out of the fire?
How do you say “throw the bums out” in Japanese? That's what Japanese voters did on Sunday, booting the Liberal Democratic Party that has ruled almost continuously for more than half a century and leaves now with the world's second-largest economy in sorry shape.
The release by Scotland of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was expected to spend his life in prison for the 1988 bombing of a Pan American jetliner, was merciful, certainly, but an outrage nonetheless.
No South Korean leader generated such dreams as did Kim Dae-jung, who died Tuesday. His five-year presidency, and his “sunshine policy” of reconciliation with North Korea reached its spectacular height in June 2000, when he flew to Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, for the first-ever inter-Korean summit.
Last week, peace activists around the world commemorated the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, arguing that nuclear weapons should be abolished so that such destruction will never be repeated.
Opponents have unleashed a torrent of hyperbolic claims and heated invective in an effort to stop President Barack Obama's health-care reform. But the president shouldn't be surprised by the rhetoric.
Holding an election in a country at war is always a risky proposition, but perhaps more so in developing Afghanistan, where 70 percent of the population is illiterate, voter registration is problematic, and ballots for presidential and provincial council races reach remote areas by donkey.
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