Few people would think that when U.S. lawmakers visit troops in Afghanistan, they're seeing the place through the eyes of the average grunt. But the idea of using psychological-warfare techniques to influence senators and other VIPs seems crazy — and in fact, it's illegal.
Watching the price of oil go up these days is a little like watching a river rise. At what point do we need to get the sandbags? When should we sound the warning horns? What is flood stage?On Wednesday, the main U.S. oil contract hit $100 a barrel before retreating to $98.10.
In 1974, Dee Dickson was separated from her husband and raising two children by herself in Biloxi, Miss. Needing a job, she set her sights on becoming an electrician at a nearby shipyard. But she soon found out that it wasn't an easy job to land."
The world has watched as demonstrations toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt in recent weeks, and then as thousands of anti-government protesters returned to the streets in Tehran on Monday.But is it likely there will be "a wave of protests" in Iran like those that happened elsewhere?
The people of Egypt won a revolution by being brave, peaceful, and persistent. The business of building a democracy will probably be less sensational, tweeted, and televised. But of course, that's even more important.