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Sergey Aleynikov, left, a former programmer at Goldman Sachs, with his lawyer Kevin Marino outside the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York.

Justice for Goldman But Not for Its Enemies

On Thursday Goldman Sachs, the powerful Wall Street investment firm, hit the trifecta in a way that says a lot about who really gets justice in America.

First, the Department of Justice announced it would not be pursuing criminal charges … More…

Samsung booth at electronics show in 2010

It’s the Global Economy, Stupid

On Thursday came a report from The Wall Street Journal about the narrowing education gap between US parents and their children, suggesting the American dream was in jeopardy.

Friday we got two more intriguing pieces on related topics—or topics … More…

Khameini vows to retaliate on oil sanctions.

Iran’s Power Struggle Opens the Door to Talks

An intense power struggle at the top levels of Iran’s government, along with tough sanctions and the threat of US or Israeli military action, may make a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program slightly more possible.

Mahmoud … More…

President Obama at AIPAC March 4 Pete Souza

Obama Threads the Needle on Iran

President Obama “welcomed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House Monday, and I’m putting that word in quotes because everybody knows they can’t stand each other.

Netanyahu has been a hardliner his whole career, and his ruling coalition … More…

Lebanon from the Golan Heights

A New Middle East War May Be Coming

The increasingly tense stand-off over Iran’s developing nuclear program threatens to plunge the Middle East into its biggest crisis since 1973.

That was when Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of … More…

Assad and Ahmadinejad in 2007.  flickr sonyapryr

Russia and China’s “Shameful” Veto Was a Warning on Iran

This past weekend, Russia and China vetoed a carefully prepared and much-watered-down resolution in the UN Security Council that threatened sanctions against Syria if its regime didn… More…

Iran map CIA World Factbook

Neocon Romney Pushes for War with Iran

There were some amusing gaffes in Saturday night… More…