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Iranian Diplomat Says Iran Offered Deal to Halt 20-Percent E...



by Gareth Porter 9-27-2012 7:00am

Iran has again offered to halt its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent, which the United States has identified as its highest priority in the nuclear talks, in return for easing sanctions against Iran, according to Iran’s permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Taliban Outflank U.S. War Strategy with Insider Attacks



by Gareth Porter 9-21-2012 11:45am

Sharply increased attacks on U.S. and other NATO personnel by Afghan security forces, reflecting both infiltration of and Taliban influence on those forces, appear to have outflanked the U.S.-NATO command’s strategy for maintaining control of the insurgency.

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The Right Side of History



by Donna Red Wing 9-13-2012 3:00pm

For the first time in our country’s history, we saw a major political party embrace marriage equality and make a bold and public commitment to protect equality for LGBT Americans.

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Real Reason US Invaded Afghanistan?



by Russ Baker 9-12-2012 6:00am

When the United States decided to invade Afghanistan to grab Osama bin Laden—and failed, but stayed on like an unwanted guest—could it have known that the Afghans were sitting on some of the world’s greatest reserves of mineral wealth?

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Vilified BP Exec 'Oil Spill' Hayward is Back



Written anonymously 9-7-2012 4:00pm

BP appears to be trying to get away with a comparatively small fine (given the recklessness and consequences), based in part on a formula tying penalties to the amount of spilled oil collected, a number reduced by use of a highly toxic dispersant that broke the oil up into largely invisible micro-droplets.

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