Issues / Government & Politics

Paying for Patriotism

The Pentagon shells out millions for sports leagues to "support the troops" with cheap stunts.

Burma: Democracy with an Asterisk?

Burma's constitution awards a quarter of its parliament to the military. But that's not Aung San Suu Kyi's biggest problem by a long shot.

The Schrodinger Solution for Syria

The only sensible solution to the Syrian crisis is a quantum one in which Bashar al-Assad is simultaneously there and not there.

Away with the Clowns

The GOP race may be a circus, but the candidates are dead serious about padding the pockets of the rich.

Iran Invited for Talks on Syria

Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies says the invitation to Iran is late but an essential move for a diplomatic regional solution, made possible by Russia's escalated involvement in Syria.