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Aging dictators and an entrenched bureaucracy still stand in the way of progress, writes Mac Margolis.
Hidden donors and conservative’s near-total dominance in the shadowy outside money arena should be chilling to anyone who believes in open democracy conducted on a level playing field, writes John Avlon.
If Obama loses, he’ll be remembered just as George H.W. Bush is. Andrew Romano on history’s peculiar amnesia—and how Romney could benefit.
Reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas seems increasingly remote, especially after a visit to Gaza this week by the Emir of Qatar. Dan Ephron reports.
As one of the students protesting outside the American embassy during hostage crisis that began in 1979, Roya Hakakian has a unique perspective on Ben Affleck’s film "Argo"—but the movie misses the crucial lesson of that moment.
From horses and bayonets to Lena Dunham’s ‘First Time,’ watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.
The Austrian daredevil called NASA’s aim to discover life on Mars a waste of money.
Ali Gharib on how Israeli officials were for Iran talks before they were against them.
Bradley Smith says yes, and describes the left's opposition as:
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: a nanny who snaps. Paula Froelich on panicking New York parents.
The president of South Africa earns $272,000 a year. A handsome wage, but hardly riches. Somehow, though, Jacob Zuma has acquired the means to build himself a multi-dwelling compound. The presidential home
Sentenced to jail, the slippery former Italian prime minister has run out of luck, writes Barbie Latza Nadeau.
John Avlon's latest for the Daily Beast is masterful. It features an interactive list of the most outrageous examples of frothing anti-Obamaism, and it's a perfect round-up of the epistemic closure that the right wing media has created for half of America.
A growing number of human rights lawyers in Iran have been imprisoned or exiled. Roxana Saberi reports.
I can't even begin to describe this story, but apparently 4chan, Reddit's red headed step-parent, pulled off history's greatest troll. The fact that it was at the expense of Beliebers, or Justin Bieber super fans, makes it all the better.
A lot, if it's as bad as people fear.
“The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has come to a virtual halt,” announced Marc Schneier, who played host to the New York premiere of The Other Son on Wednesday. This, according to him, is why Barack Obama and Mitt Romney neglected to mention the peace process at Monday’s foreign policy debate, despite mentioning Israel over 30 times. Show More Summary
Evan Osnos' latest in the New Yorker has it all: the cronyism, coverup, and a society where hiding the evidence is increasingly difficult. You'll want to note the coverage of former railroad commissioner Liu Zhijun, the horrifying experience of the Cao family, and the growing signs of major internal conflict within China.