Nov 16, 2014

No rush in TPP talks

Rather than rush to reach an agreement, the government needs to try shape the outcome of TPP talks in ways that would truly benefit Japan's economy and people.

Nov 11, 2014

China flexes its Silk Road muscle

by John Kemp

Just as access to American markets and capital was once a key component of U.S. diplomacy, China is now employing its financial and trade muscle to win influence. It's "New Silk Road" maritime and land belts have become the centerpiece of its economic diplomacy.

Nov 7, 2014

The GOP retakes Congress

Despite the Republican Party retaking control of the U.S. Senate and increasing its holdings in the House, it's difficult to be optimistic about legislative progress in Washington over the next two years given the deep fissures within the GOP itself.

13 years later, World Trade Center reopens for business

Nov 4, 2014

13 years later, World Trade Center reopens for business

The silvery skyscraper that rose from the ashes of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks to become a symbol of American resilience opened for business Monday, as 175 employees of the magazine publishing giant Conde Nast settled into their first day of work there. ...

Media plays down Ebola's spread by 'droplets'

Nov 3, 2014

Media plays down Ebola's spread by 'droplets'

by Ted Rall

Refusing to succumb to panic is laudable and rational, and when the infection rate numbers in the single digits here in the United States, there’s no reason to freak out. But mainstream media organizations and the government are diminishing their already scant credibility when ...