Stop Reckless Air Defense Zones!

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East China Sea Dispute — The UN General Assembly should immediately bring up the matter, which demands international attention now.

Why Obamacare Is Essential for America’s Future

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Michael Haas: The United States faces formidable challenges that cannot be met with old-fashioned rugged individualism.

Who Watches Neighborhood Watch in Gated Communities?

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Michael Haas: A larger implication of the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case is that anyone can become a vigilante, commit an unwitnessed crime with impunity, and never have to defend such actions personally in court.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Exposes American Hypocrisy

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Michael Haas: Americans, deliberately kept unaware of their perceptions by the media, now have an opportunity to break through the brainwashing by immersing themselves in The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Washington Covers Up Reasons for Terrorism

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Michael Haas: Washington refuses to connect the dots and continues to foment more anger among Muslims around the world, who in turn are aware of and eager to retaliate against such obvious American war crimes.

Bill Richardson for Secretary of State

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Michael Haas: Pundits pushed UN Ambassador Susan Rice for Secretary of State to the point of her withdrawal even before nomination. Now they are pushing for Senator John Kerry. Yet they have completely missed Bill Richardson, by far the best qualified Democrat for Secretary of State.

Washington Is Conceding Cambodia to China

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Michael Haas: Cambodia has become a virtual ally of China, with important strategic implications that Washington perilously ignores.

Geneva Convention Requirements About Prisoners

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Muddled thinking characterizes a May 6 Wall Street Journal column by Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain about those confined in American-run prisons abroad. They reject Geneva Convention trial requirements and even military courts-martial, preferring to have Congress write new guidelines for their imprisonment and trials beyond those in the untested and possibly unconstitutional Military [...]

Afghan War Haunted by Bush’s War Crimes

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While additional American troops are being deployed to Afghanistan, George W. Bush’s misdeeds continue to handicap combat effectiveness there. Past disrespect to the country must be reversed by an immediate apology to the Afghan people and new orders to field commanders to follow the Geneva Conventions on the battlefield. The U.S. war in Afghanistan began [...]

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