World Beat Newsletter

Rebounding With Obama

After suffering through an abusive relationship, many people will fall in love "on the rebound."

Bombers Without Borders

On Election Day 2008, it looks as though someone called in the wrong coordinates and the Party of War is going up in flames.

The Religion of Guns

It's bad enough that we're awash in guns in the United States. But we also evangelize.

Art of Torture

The Bush administration will forever be remembered as "the administration that tortured."

Bittersweet Economy

Devouring sugar is a dubious way to jumpstart the day. It's also a dubious way to jumpstart our faltering global economy.

What’s So Funny?

It used to be that prospective politicians chose law school as the first step in their career path. Future politicians may skip law school altogether and try out for the Saturday Night Live team instead.

Scorched-Earth Presidency

The cost of the war, coupled with the tax giveaways to the wealthy, has contributed to enlarging the U.S. budget deficit to nearly $500 billion, the highest ever.

Of Coffee and Capitalism

The rise of Starbucks also seems to correspond with the expansion of the go-go economy.

Stealth Crisis

When pundits talk about the U.S. elections and foreign policy, they focus on Iraq and Iran. But the third member of the infamous "axis of evil" may prove to be just as influential.

Asia’s Olympic Debs

Like any coming-of-age event, the Olympics not only acknowledge transformation, they can be part of that transformation.
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