The U.S. attacks will not stop the Taliban or end the war.
It’s beautiful that there’s an Olympic team for 82 million displaced people. But have we accepted mass displacement as the new normal?
Child molestation is a very real problem. But the far right is far more interested in demonizing women, homosexuals, and the transgender community.
Pakistan is the latest country to reject letting private investors sue governments in tribunals. But Ecuador is back-tracking and the lawsuits continue to proliferate.
We’d better control machines before they control us.
Even as Biden sticks to the Afghanistan withdrawal, he’s launching strikes in Iraq and delaying a return to the Iran deal.
The Biden administration’s inconsistency on what gets called a “genocide” or “war crime” reflects a longer U.S. history of politicizing international law.
Biden has promised an end to the endless wars. But such promises are not easy to keep.
If we extrapolate from the current trend lines, democracy will be gone in a couple decades, melted away like the polar ice. But although down, democracy is not out.
Even if governments agree to suspend patent protections for vaccines, corporations can fight back with expensive lawsuits.