Post-election, Lebanon Still Has Much to Do

The unexpected triumph for the pro-Western March 14 Alliance, led by Sunni politician Saad al-Hariri, the son of assassinated former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, has provided much relief to many in the West, especially the United States, which lists Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

When Nuance Dies: Sammy Sosa and Phony Outrage

ESPN's Howard Bryant is without question one of my favorite sports writers. His book Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power, and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball is one of the finest pieces of journalism I've ever encountered.

Planned Parenthood Campaigns to Promote Women's Health

Community health centers should play a key role in ensuring affordable, universal access to quality care, especially for women, according to a new multimedia campaign launched by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America this week.

Video: Normalizing Relations with Cuba

National organizing director of the Communist Party Elena Mora talks with CNN's Rick Sanchez about normalizing relations with Cuba. Skip to about 1:06 on this video clip.

BRIC Nations Vow to Revive World Economy

The BRIC summit held on Tuesday, June 16, in Yekaterinburg has discussed a wide range of issues from the current financial crisis to some long-term issues such as food, energy security and public health.

Violence Hurting Aid Efforts in Southern Sudan

Escalating violence in Southern Sudan is putting tens of thousands of vulnerable people at risk of being cut off from help, aid workers warned.

300-plus Economists Connect Health Reform to Growth

We, the undersigned economists, business leaders, and health care experts, urge the new President and Congress to reform America's health care system—to move boldly to cover all Americans with health insurance, to bring down health care costs and create improved quality and value within the health care system.

Podcast #102: Building Bridges with Cuba

On this episode, we talk with Elena Mora and John Bachtell, both members of the National Board of the Communist Party and who traveled this month to Cuba for meetings with the Communist Party there and with leaders of various Cuban social and cultural institutions.

Cuba and the Economic Crisis

Many place its origin in the bursting of the real estate bubble in the United States; others, in excessive consumerism. Whatever its origin, just like global warming, the economic crisis has expanded worldwide and no one has been able to escape.

What is the Digital Divide?

We are in a period defined by exponentially expanding technological development and the primacy of information. Email, the World Wide Web, digital cable, GPS, and satellites are all part of the global explosion in new information technology that is changing all of our lives forever.

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