Accused Wikileaks whistle-blower Pvt. Bradley Manning turned 24 Saturday. He spent his birthday in a pre-trial military hearing that could ultimately lead to a sentence of life ... or death.
The United Nations' annual climate summit descended on Durban, South Africa, this week, but not in time to prevent the tragic death of Qodeni Ximba.
The national memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. was dedicated last Sunday. What Obama left unsaid is that King, were he alive, would most likely be protesting Obama administration policies.
Back when Barack Obama was still just a U.S. senator running for president, he told a group of donors in a New Jersey suburb, "Make me do it."
Maybe they should have postponed Barack Obama's 50th birthday party until he shows signs of growing up a bit. He first looked callow, like a kid not quite up to it, in his BP oil spill speech.
The history of the U.S. national debt is inexorably tied to its many wars. The resolution this week of the so-called debt ceiling crisis is no different.
President Barack Obama just announced a reversal of a long-standing policy that denied presidential condolence letters to the family members of soldiers who commit suicide.
Down south, the Obama administration is in a dangerous game of chicken with Republican congressional leaders, who are cynically holding the U.S. economy hostage.
Last Saturday, Julian Assange made his way by train from house arrest in Norfolk to join me and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek for a public conversation about Wikileaks.
The violent deaths of Brian Terry and Juan Francisco Sicilia have sparked separate but overdue examinations of the so-called War on Drugs, and how the U.S. government is exacerbating the problem.