This practice, banned in most of the world, is common in the United States.
Attitudes toward democracy are on the decline in Latin America, and U.S. foreign policy isn't helping.
The Violence Against Women Act isn't just about women.
Far from being a chaotic war zone, a study of the 14 Texas counties bordering Mexico shows that the number of murders has actually declined in the past five years.
Having the world's highest incarceration rate is costly in more ways than one.
For the moment at least, we're headed toward softening the penalties on marijuana and letting patients use it, while also reducing the obscene punishments for possessing crack cocaine.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged attack on a hotel housekeeper is shocking and deeply symbolic of the IMF's attitude towards women.
The fact that one of the world's most powerful financial officials could be arrested and thrown in jail for assaulting a chambermaid gives me hope for my country.
Strauss-Kahn's alleged sex attack on an African immigrant is a harrowing metaphor for how the IMF treats the rest of the world.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's not in trouble because of his libido.