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Even before the shooting ended, Russia's invasion of Georgia last year prompted an international debate about who bore responsibility for the conflict.
U.S. President Obama is wrong when he says that his health reform proposals would not affect benefits received by seniors. Republicans are hypocritical when they assail the proposed changes and portray themselves as the defenders of Medicare against Democrats' predations.
“The worldly philosophers” was economist Robert Heilbroner's term for such great economic thinkers as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes and Joseph Schumpeter. Today's free-market economists, by contrast, aren't merely not philosophers.
More than one year after it decided that detainees at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had a right to challenge their detentions in federal courts, the Supreme Court is being asked to deal with the latest controversy: Do federal judges have the power to order detainees released into the United States?
The Western world knows Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the rabble-rouser, the Holocaust denier and the election-rigger.
Tehran could soon have humankind's most frightening weapon if substantial diplomatic progress is not made in the coming days.
Having moved with unprecedented speed and coordination five months ago to head off what many feared might be another Great Depression, the leaders of the world's 20 largest economies are set to gather Thursday in Pittsburgh to discuss whether it is time to wind down stimulus efforts and talk about what can be done to prevent a repeat of the crisis.
For the past two years, the central challenge of U.S. economic policy has been to find a way to stabilize the financial system and the economy without reinflating the bubble or going back to the days of consuming more than we produce. In the end, that may prove harder than it seems.
My country is in an unusual position this week. Former President Manuel Zelaya has surreptitiously returned to Honduras, still claiming to be the country's legitimate leader, despite the fact that a constitutional succession took place on June 28.
The recession is “very likely over.” At least, that's what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said last week.
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