Why there is such iron fidelity to neoliberal austerity in the contemporary community of official economists? It can’t be that it works. It doesn't work.
For the past two years, India's AAP party -- whose symbol is a broom -- has tapped into public anger and frustration by encouraging people to protest and organize.
The end of the Communist era and access to long-closed archives opens a window into the largely untold suffering of Poland from 1939 to the fall of the Iron Curtain.
If we had reason to be confident that bombing some of Assad’s assets would save more Syrians than it would kill, armed intervention might be warranted. We don't.
President Obama is right to show restraint on Syria. But that doesn’t mean the United States should stand and watch great crimes being committed.
It was only a matter of time before our polarized politics threatened to destroy a president’s authority. Will Congress let that happen?
A defensible case for the attack on Syria would have to satisfy traditional “just war” standards. The proposed action meets none of them.
Many Syrian Christians who wouldn’t deny Assad’s record of repressing political opponents would rather put up with that than live under the rule of Islamists.
A current policy debate once again pits the bulk of the economics profession against common sense.
The issues that gnaw at George Scialabba relate primarily to political economy. For an avowed man of the left, “the last three decades have been bitter medicine.”
An armed conflict with the Syrian government, even of limited duration, was never part of the president's dream.