The Obama administration announced initial peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will begin today. We discuss the role the government has in determining the future of intelligence programs like PRISM. Protesters in Bulgaria demand an end to corruption within their government.
How about something on the impending NATO summit that's free of controversy? For the next three days, blogger John Schmidt will dish out summaries of how the peoples from the 28 countries each did their part to build Chicago.
1492 was not only the year Columbus went to America, it was also the year of the Alhambra Decree when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ordered all Jews out of Spain, under penalty of death. Thousands of Spanish Jews fled to the Balkans, where the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire welcomed them.