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Despite spending more than half a billion dollars over the last quarter century, U.S. government broadcasts to Cuba have gained only a tiny audience and have had virtually no effect on the island's politics, according to a new report by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
In the wake of the environmental disaster caused by the 20 April explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the oil multinational was immediately pressured into providing adequate compensation by the US government. This is an experience palpably not shared by Nigerian people in the face of another multinational, Shell, in the country's Niger Delta.
Some countries are starting to think that it's time to move on from the USA.
The Department of Defense plans to relocate 8,600 Marines from Okinawa (Japan) to Guam, provide additional live-fire training sites, expand Andersen Air Force Base, create berthing for a nuclear aircraft carrier, and erect a missile defense system on the island.
Isn't it time to call what Congress will soon vote on by its right name: war escalation funding?
The Times Square bomber showed that the anger over U.S. foreign policy isn't just "over there."
The killing of two human rights activists in Mexico is only the most recent example of Mexico's slide into lawlessness. The Mexican government, columnist Laura Carlsen argues, is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Muslims in the United States are relatively well integrated into society. So, why the recent spate of attacks carried out by U.S. Muslims?
The Washington game is getting rougher and uglier.
Much of the discussion and debate regarding the sad situation along the U.S.-Mexican border has been centered on analyzing drug policy and immigration laws.