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A Rock Star's Brother Made A Documentary. What It Says About Sibling Rivalry.
April 23, 2014

Psychologists' studies show that a shared family experience isn’t what makes you similar, it’s what drives you to become unique.

"We Are Not Here to Fight for Press Freedom"
The National wanted to be the Times of the Middle East. It failed
February 28, 2013

In 2008, when a new government-owned newspaper debuted in the Persian Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, it was greeted as the latest sign of the formerly sleepy oil town’s cosmopolitan ambitions.

Obama's One Conceivable Foreign Policy Victory: It's Honduras. But He Won't Acknowledge It. Too Bad.
November 30, 2009

When Manuel Zelaya was deposed as president of Honduras with the support of the Supreme Court, the National Congress, the attorney general and most of his own party, much of Latin America went into conniptions about safeguarding the constitution. Of course, that was precisely the issue. Zelaya was about to traduce the constitution, which forbade extension of the chief executive's term, precisely his intention. This is common in the lower part of the Western Hemisphere, and it is the opus operandi of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Zelaya's chosen instrument was a referendum, the tool of tyrants.

The Case of Honduras
August 15, 1983

A fragile democracy on the edge of a whirlwind.