The elections of Sunday, July 4th, in 14 Mexican states can be seen as a struggle for Mexican territories by diverse power groups, including the drug cartels.
Have you ever thought about just how strange this country's version of normal truly is? Let me make my point with a single, hardly noticed Washington Post news story that's been on my mind for a while. It represents the sort of reporting that, in our world, zips by with next to no reaction, despite the true weirdness buried in it.
Unchecked growth in intelligence agencies raises troubling questions and even affects how we interact with neighbors.
Howard Zinn's last book leaves us with words that bring together thought, action, and passion.
The European Union is gradually absorbing the Balkans, but it's far from a done deal.