In 1954 and 1968, respected arbiters of truth--Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, respectively--cut through public fear to open the way for a change in public discourse and accountability from leaders who had exploited public trust. In 2005, Representative Murtha may be the decisive voice for the truth that restores the most fundamental necessity of democracy: a well-informed public.
The White House took the wrong lessons from Libyas decision to renounce weapons of mass destruction and rejoin the international community. The Libya model may yet provide a path through the Syrian imbroglio but only if applied correctly.
Bush calls Iraq the central front in the war on terror. Nowhere does he acknowledge that before March 20, 2003, no al-Qaida or other non-Iraqis were fighting in Iraq.
Four experts from across the political spectrum debate the meaning of the results of the elections and the future of Iraq and U.S. military involvement there.
AIDS information is absorbed through a mesh of stereotypes that make human misery seem like a natural condition of life in Africa.
Renewed U.S. military presence in Latin America.
Body counts are important to remind us of the sacrifices made so far, but they are not a measure of success.
Falling in line with the peace movement and public opinion, the Senate has finally taken a small but a symbolically important step to challenge President George W. Bush's policy in Iraq.
The challenge to liberal Islam in Malaysia.
The Bush administration remains unwilling to respect international law regarding detainees.