Regions / North America
Not to mention executioner.
Major media outlets once again sit on a big story at an administration's request.
The Senate must pass the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international agreement that affirms principles of human rights and equality for women everywhere.
The advance of the homeland security state along the U.S.-Canada border, funded and supported by Congress, seems both uncontroversial - and unstoppable.
New revelations about the U.S. torture regime require new responses.
Missile defense cuts off the nose to spite the face.
Hagel's hearing demonstrated quite dramatically how Israel dominates the foreign-policy agenda on Capitol Hill.
The Senate's "Gang of Eight" insists on making immigrant reform contingent upon strictly enforced border control measures.
U.S. President Barack Obama's optimism about restarting the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians has been met with scepticism from many seasoned Middle East experts.
Chuck Hagel may well be, as Mr. Obama contends, "the leader that our troops deserve." But don't the American people deserve a little honesty from that leader about the war that shaped him?