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The American Century is over: How our country went down in a blaze of shame

We face a triple crisis in foreign policy, economics and democracy. Here’s how it all went to hell<p>In 1914, the American Century began. This year the American Century ended. America’s foreign policy is in a state of collapse, America’s economy doesn’t work well, and American democracy is broken. The …

On race, the US is not as improved as some would have us believe

At the march on Washington in August 1963, where Martin Luther King made his "I have a dream" speech, the United States Information Agency, the nation's propaganda wing devoted to "public diplomacy", made a documentary. It wanted to make sure that the largest demonstration in the history of the US …

How To Learn A Foreign Language In 3 Months

"French and Spanish, English, German, and Brazilian Portuguese..." he ticks them off for me. "And Esperanto."<p>That last one is a made-up language, or a "constructed international auxiliary language," meaning it was designed to help people from different nations without a common tongue …

FORMER AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA: 'Moscow Understands Only Force And Willingness To Sacrifice Human Lives'

It is time to face some unpleasant facts. History - and force - is back with a vengeance, thanks to Kremlin belligerence, as I predicted last fall. Unless Europe wants to confront endless intimidation and worse at the hands of a resurgent Russia, it must dispense with pleasing nonsense and address …

Nixon still runs the GOP: How the white South dominates the party

Many believe that Reagan or Goldwater founded modern conservatism. But it’s Nixon whose legacy truly lives on<p>The issue of who founded modern conservatism is important not just to the historical community, which lives to debate the origins of anything and everything. It has deep significance for any …

The 8 Craziest Sports Meltdowns

Because Dennis Rodman is only the latest<p><b>God bless Dennis Rodman.</b> We'd thought the now-52-year-old former NBA star had long since mellowed with age and lack of media attention. But this week, Rodman proved he still had some crazy up his sleeve. During a CNN interview on Tuesday, about his recent …

French President’s Love Life Enters the E.R. With His First Lady Hospitalized

Valerie Trierweiler is reportedly resting after learning of François Hollande’s latest dalliance.<p>French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler has been …

Peers bid to exempt charities from lobby bill

A former lord chancellor is to lead a cross-party bid to exempt charities from a bill that would impose funding limits on political campaigning.<p>Lord Mackay of Clashfern, who served as lord chancellor from 1987-1997, has joined forces with Lord Low of Dalston and the charity lawyer Lord Phillips of …

BDO World Darts: Stephen Bunting beats Alan Norris in final

<b>Stephen Bunting won his first world title after beating Alan Norris 7-4 in the BDO World Darts final.</b><p>The 28-year-old from St Helens withstood the challenge from fellow Englishman Norris as both players were playing in their first final.<p>The opening six sets were shared at the Lakeside before Bunting …

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Dies at 85

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ariel Sharon, one of the most influential figures in Israeli history, passed away on Saturday after …

Watch a West Virginia Man Set Tap Water on Fire After Local Chemical Spill

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Residents of nine counties in West Virginia have been without tap water for three days after a major …