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If I want to command the attention of my friends at a bar or a restaurant, I don't say, "Hey, I've got this great analysis to share with you."
If you're going to throw rocks at the government, you'd better dress up for the occasion.
For all the vibrancy of Taiwanese politics and the high performance of Taiwan’s economy, the island is something of an embarrassment to the international community. Taiwan looks like a state. It acts like a state. But only two dozen other countries recognize Taiwan as a state.
When the Bush administration tried earlier to push through a comprehensive immigration reform bill, anti-immigrant groups unleashed a grassroots protest over the proposed amnesty measures and helped to defeat the bill.
For many Americans, -- 3,834 U.S. soldiers dead, 27,753 wounded -- quantify the tragedy of Iraq. It's all about us: our invasion, our occupation, our losses.
The anti-sweatshop campaigns, the protests against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the mobilizations against free-trade agreements have all been an education in the global economy that is rarely found in the classroom.
I pray for the day when the scales fall from our leaders' eyes, they expiate their political sins, and Washington is wholly transfigured.
War grabs the headlines, and anti-war art grabs our attention. They do so with some of the same tools: guns, bombs, and body counts.
According to the compromise proposal of UN special envoy Martti Ahtisaari, the international community was to grant "supervised independence" to Kosovo, the largely Albanian enclave in southern Serbia.