As high profile congressional committees debate Barack Obama's health reform bill in Washington D.C., another parallel health care debate is playing out in the picturesque state of Vermont. The differences in both the tenor and the substance of the two debates couldn't be more profound.
From the farthest corners of the Far Right to the most radical niches of the Progressive Left, these days it seems as if just about everyone is upset with President Barack Obama. Polls taken this summer show that the public "is losing trust" in the president, while Obama's personal approval rating has fallen below 60 percent.
The conflict in Honduras has been an ongoing challenge for governments across the political spectrum in Latin America. In the years leading up to this tense and decisive event a number of leaders and social movements have pushed the region to the left. It is this regional shift that is the focus of The New Latin American Left: Utopia Reborn.
How a pair of bankrupt Texas grandparents cashed in on Afghanistan's contracting bonanza.
In revealing the great contributions that Muslims have made to the West, Jonathan Lyon's new book, The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization serves as a corrective to some of the prevailing, and highly toxic, misunderstanding between East and West.