Israel has put together a committee to look into its recent flotilla attack. Is Washington's support for this less-than-independent inquiry a quid pro quo for Israel's reducing its blockade of Gaza?
The stakes are high at the G20, and the cards stacked against progressive financial reform.
Recent scrutiny of U.S.-Japan base realignment and Okinawan anti-base opposition has overshadowed U.S. military issues in South Korea. As others have argued, the struggle in Okinawa represents only one facet of the larger global struggle against U.S. bases.
Have the messes we've been making finally reached a point where they can't be cleaned up?
President Obama has made some progress in making it easier for legitimate asylum-seekers to stay in the United States. But more can be done.