Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Long before last summer's conflict, the Bush administration had been pushing Israel to launch a war on Lebanon to cripple Hezbollah.
Noam Chomsky analyzes the Wolfowitz scandal, odious debts, and presidential power.
Is Bush "the" commander guy or just "a" commander guy? It really doesn't matter much since he's the commander in chief. He gets to command, unless Congress decides it's had enough and commands him not to.
While Congress fiddles with legislation, Iraq burns. The price for this political theater, guest columnist Zia Mian writes, will be paid by Iraqis.
The World Social Forum needs to talk candidly about power, inject some transparency into its decision-making, and engage the Arab world, argues Jamal Juma'.
The civil and political rights guaranteed in the Constitution to citizens and others who are in the United States are under attack.
Washington continues to pursue a divide-and-rule approach to prevent the resumption of talks that could end hostilities between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
While Cheney deemed Pelosi's Syria trip to be "bad behavior," she was actually following a practice prudently exercised by previous presidents, often bringing good results.
The Democratic leadership doesn't have the votes to override a veto but the Dems are reluctant to sign another blank check for the war.
Peace activists helped swing the elections in November. Most Americans want out of Iraq. So why hasn't the peace movement won already?