Movie Review: The Simpsons Movie

To paraphrase the indefatigable Homer as he shouts at the audience of The Simpsons Movie, 'you're all fools if you've paid to watch what you can get for nothing on TV.'


President Chavez Announces Construction of 15 New Hospitals in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced the construction of 15 new hospitals across the country at an event in Caracas yesterday.


Torture Is Alive and Well in Oaxaca

“They [the heavily armed Mexican federal police] began to hit us indiscriminately as they moved in. I was carrying my friend who’d fainted from the tear gas they shot at us. Seven police were hitting me with their billy clubs...'


Book Review: Fellow Travelers, a Novel

As suggested by its title, Thomas Mallon's most recent political novel, Fellow Travelers, is a story about the McCarthy-era and the assault on political dissent that dominated it.


Cynthia McKinney Sues Atlanta Journal-Constitution for Libel

Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) has sued the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper for libel.


Natural Gas Cars

Honda’s natural gas Civic GX, which debuted in 2006 in California but is now becoming available in other parts of the country, just may be the cleanest mainstream car on the road.


Iraqi Civilians Routinely Terrorized in Midnight Searches

If polls show Iraqis overwhelmingly want the U.S. out, it may be because the civilian population is being terrorized in their homes, subjected to dragnet arrests, wrongfully imprisoned, run down on the highways, shot at the checkpoints, and demeaned as 'hajis.'


The Eagle Flies Over Africa

In February 2007, George W. Bush announced the creation of a new unified combatant command for Africa. After several years of deliberation, the Pentagon finally agreed to create AFRICOM (African Command).


Edwards, Kucinich Stand Out on Climate Crisis

John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich stood out among Democratic presidential candidates in a national MoveOn town hall on the climate crisis this month. The two clearly captured a public desire for a president who offers a clear and strong “blue/green” vision.