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  • Does God still belong on our money? [Most commented]

     
    In his Friday Op-Ed, Michael Shermer highlighted his displeasure at the House’s recent 396-9 vote to continue printing "In God We Trust" on public buildings and U.S. currency. The law was originally passed in 1956, as a Cold War morale......
  • Greeks in deal on new government in bid to save bailout, euro

     
    Greece’s ruling Socialists and opposition conservatives agreed to form a unity government Sunday after a week of political turmoil that threatened to push the country into bankruptcy and out of Europe’s single currency. Embattled Greek Prime...
  • Elections in Nicaragua, Guatemala underscore threats to democracy

     
    Elections in Guatemala and Nicaragua: Voters on Sunday were choosing presidents in Guatemala and Nicaragua, two Central American countries where democracy has been dramatically weakened by violence and political abuse....
  • God and the creation of dysfunctional democracies [The reply]

     
    Michael Shermer's Friday Op-Ed disagreed with Congress' decision to reaffirm as our national motto "In God We Trust." He said that the real foundation of trust for a nation isn't God but the social contract established by humans with elements......
  • Obama's easing of Myanmar stance stemmed from sanctions' failure

     
    Soon after taking office, President Obama ordered a review of U.S. policy toward the repressive government in Myanmar that reached a stark conclusion: Attempts to isolate the Myanmar regime weren’t working....
  • Egyptians raid offices of NGOs, including U.S.-based groups

     
    Egyptian security forces stormed the offices of 17 nongovernmental organizations, including three U.S.-based agencies, as part of crackdown on foreign assistance that has drawn criticism from the West and threatened human rights and pro-democracy...
  • The U.S.: Still the protector of Mideast strongmen [Blowback]

     
    Obama has continued and in many cases increased U.S. aid (most of it military) to clients such as Morocco and Jordan, sold tens of billions of dollars in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies,...
  • Egyptian judges want Americans at democracy groups held for trial

     
    Americans working for pro-democracy groups in Egypt have been ordered to stand trial on criminal charges of receiving illicit funding, a move certain to further strain relations between Washington and Cairo’s ruling army generals....
  • The Maldives are in political upheaval. Why do we care?

     
    Maldives is making headlines for political upheaval, as the president says he was forced to resign at gunpoint in a de facto coup d’├ętat. Why should we care about this tiny island nation?...
  • Egypt says 7 U.S. pro-democracy workers free to leave the country

     
    Egypt announced Wednesday that seven American pro-democracy workers accused of instigating unrest are free to leave the country. The move signals a possible resolution to the worst diplomatic crisis in decades between Washington and Cairo....
  • Myanmar voters sweep Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament, party says

     
    The people of Myanmar got their first taste of democracy in two decades Sunday when they elected popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a seat in Parliament, according to her party, ushering in a new political era in the long-isolated Southeast...