Regions / North America
The gap between federal spending on military as opposed to climate security has narrowed but compared to China our progress is meager.
In rural Mexico, the flush toilet is a human rights victory.
The myth that anti-Vietnam protesters spit on returning veterans lives on.
Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalisation and human rights in the region.
When you look at me, you can't mistake the fact that I'm of a certain age. But just for a moment, think of me as nine years old.
Obama's broad electoral base represented a promising coalition for progressive change, but the gap between the Obama campaign and the Obama presidency has widened into what appears to be an oncoming rout for his party in the upcoming elections.
According to a 2006 report, 14 of the 38 most valuable large bases in the world are concentrated in Japan.
The solution to our economic crisis lies in drastically reducing our military budget.
The National Nuclear Security Agency finds itself "unable to overcome technical challenges" to producing tritium.
Savagery in the American Civil War was an early version of sectarian violence in Iraq.