A “New Deal” Model for the Obama Cabinet

As appointments and stories of appointments to President-elect Obama’s cabinet fill mass media, the interest in Doris Kearns Godwin’s fascinating study, Team of Rivals, which deals with Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War cabinet has been mentioned prominently.

Sao Paulo Proclamation – Socialism is the Alternative!

The world is facing a grave economic and financial crisis of large proportions. A capitalist crisis, which cannot be dissociated from its own nature and from its unsolvable contradictions, that is probably the gravest crisis since the Great Depression commenced by the 1929 crash.

Statement on Venezuela Elections

Regional elections held in Venezuela on November 23rd have been portrayed in the US media as a defeat for to the government of President Hugo Chávez, when in fact the results strongly favor his party, the PSUV.

Educators Seek Policy Change to Cuba-Related Travel

Members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) have called for lifting all restrictions on educational exchanges with foreign countries, including exchanges with Cuba that are currently limited by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Venezuelan Elections: Absolute Transparency

Who can doubt it? Observers from all parts and varying shades have attended the elections in Venezuela on November 23, 2007. They have reported with absolute freedom.

Mark Cuban: The Perils of Ayn Rand Populism

It's amazing how an eight-minute phone call can cloud a charmed life. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, like Martha Stewart before him, is officially in hot water with the SEC.

Vietnam Vulnerable to Climate Change

Research carried out by Oxfam has revealed that Vietnam is among the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change despite being one of the nations least responsible for greenhouse gas emissions.

Hessians and Mercenaries in German Politics

In George Washington’s day, “Hessians” was a synonym for mercenaries – German soldiers bought and sold by King George III to defeat the American Revolution.

Chinese, Greek leaders Hold Talks

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Greek counterpart Karolos Papoulias agreed on Monday to lift the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership to a new height.

VA Disability Benefits Short-change Military Families

Pentagon death and disability payments for service personnel are far lower than private sector payouts for like causes, a Nobel Prize-winning economist says.

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