Two spectral presences appeared during Justin Trudeau's visit to Washington, one Canadian and one American. You could almost see them onscreen, then they frustratingly faded, as spectres do.
Why does a U.S. president in the last year of his mandate want to meet and entertain Justin Trudeau? It is a question Canadians should be asking.
On a recent snowy January night in upstate New York, a grandmother turned herself in to the Jamesville Correctional Facility, to serve a six-month sentence. Her crime? Taking photos.
The empty chair next to first lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union address Tuesday night created a moment to reflect on who else wasn't seated in that august gallery in the Capitol.
The crisis of war and the millions fleeing these infernos has reached levels unseen since the Second World War, prompting the UN to issue an "unprecedented joint warning" for states to end wars.
For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the U.S. and Cuba have had a formal meeting. Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raúl Castro at the 7th Summit of the Americas.
U.S. grassroots activists are organizing against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trade Promotion Authority, which increase corporate power and reduce the power of people to govern themselves.
What are the consequences when governments make policy based on faith and imperial hubris instead of science and expertise? It's a question that comes to mind watching the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
Growing economic inequality not only hurts the poor, and the working and middle class, but destabilizes society overall. Everyone must have a stake in the state of the union.
This week marks the 13th anniversary of the arrival of the first post-9/11 prisoners to Guantanamo Bay. It's a grim reminder that we need to close the prison and return the land to its owners.