| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"(Chris) Christie is the caricature of a Third World despot," writes Chris Hedges of the reeling New Jersey governor. "He has a vicious temper, a propensity to bully and belittle those weaker than himself, an insatiable thirst for revenge against real...
| Dec 22, 2013
The course of freedom and democracy in the world is an evolutionary process, though sometimes it proceeds in the wrong direction. Wines have good years and bad years. If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.
Mohammed Morsi began the year as...
| Jan 3, 2014
It's increasingly evident that the military rulers of Egypt are determined to intimidate and silence their political opponents, whether they are members of the Muslim Brotherhood or secular Egyptians who believe the generals are betraying the spirit of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- George Clooney has delivered a message of support to the pro-Western demonstrators in Ukraine in a video message sent to heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, who has become one of the leaders of the opposition movement in Ukraine.
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
CAIRO — One aunt cursed him to hell, another accused him of murder.
The intense family passions were roused when Ahmed Samir posted on Facebook his support for Egypt's deadly crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. The proclamation drew Samir...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:42 PM
All together now: We like democracy because … why? The pathologies of the U.S. version are so obvious in the aftermath of the latest averted crisis that we need to ask ourselves whether it's worth it — and why electoral democracy hasn't self-...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:48 PM
During the course of her career, South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele has assumed many roles — anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor, academic and businesswoman, just to name a few.
After the bloody uprising in Johannesburg’s Soweto...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Hartford voters can change city politics for generations on Tuesday, Election Day, by voting yes on the charter revision question seeking municipal public campaign financing.
Adopting Question 2 — approved by the Charter Revision Commission and...
| Oct 30, 2013
Two years ago, when the Arab Spring was in bloom, President Obama declared that promoting democracy in the Middle East would be "a top priority" for the United States. "We know that our own future is bound to this region by the forces of economics and...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Is it time for America to stop exporting "democracy"? Has Democracy reached the point of no return? Poll Americans on this issue and you find startling results. We can no longer brag and beat ourselves on the chest when we see our Congress paralyzed by...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's hard enough making one movie from the belly of a revolution. But two?
"I'm not sure we would recommend doing it this way," Jehane Noujaim, director of the new Egyptian-uprising documentary, "The Square," says dryly.
After filming anti-Hosni...