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The protesters who toppled Tunisia's dictator weren't advocating sharia or Islamic law. They were calling for freedom, democracy, and multiparty elections. Across the Arab Middle East, the generation that is leading the protest against dictatorship does not have an Islamist character.
01/21/2011 10:24 am
We may be witnessing the start of a historic process in which developments in Tunisia ignite copycat protests or milder political challenges in other Arab countries.
01/18/2011 10:07 am
Latino voters, likely to be a key bloc in the Chicago mayor's race, get conflicting reports from candidate Rahm Emanuel and his rivals concerning his record on immigration policy.
01/15/2011 02:29 pm
The US approach on Iran – sanctions and threats – will only drive Iran towards weaponization and undermine negotiations set for Jan. 21 in Turkey. A US-Iran deal, however, would allow Iran enrichment capabilities in exchange for a non-weapons pledge.
01/14/2011 09:51 am
No other state has successfully raised income taxes to balance its 2011 budget. The Illinois tax increase would push the personal income tax rate from 3 percent to 5 percent.
01/12/2011 04:36 pm
Recognizing that a two-state solution is no longer in the cards opens the way for other paths that don’t depend on Western mediation. It puts to rest the fiction that a Palestinian state will emerge from even the best intentions of the West instead of from the political realities of the Middle East.
01/11/2011 01:53 pm
The global financial crisis continues, threatening countries across the European continent. A united Europe requires a united solution. To survive this and future economic storms, the European Union needs the capacity to coordinate economic and fiscal policies on the federal level.
01/10/2011 11:47 am
Word that William Daley is Obama's top choice for chief of staff, to replace fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel, have fed the line that the 'Chicago Machine' is taking over Washington.
01/05/2011 08:59 pm
As Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo refuses to cede power to election-winner Alassane Ouattara, this divided country has become a poster child for Africa's crisis of governance. For fundamental reform, Ivory Coast should take a cue from China, not just the West.
12/30/2010 11:46 am
Don't underestimate the significance of China's rise. We are living through the biggest shift in wealth, power, and prestige since the Industrial Revolution catapulted Western Europe to global dominance 200 years ago.
12/21/2010 12:06 pm