Democrats Talk Tough

Trying to beat the Republicans at their own game–fear-mongering in the service of ever higher military budgets–is a losing proposition.

Latin American Policy and the Bush Administration

George W. Bush’s decision to make his first overseas trip to Mexico, in mid-February, has generated a great deal of speculation about what this could possibly mean for changes in U.S. policy toward Latin America over the next four years.

Bush and the Trade Agenda

Bush’s stated top priority on trade is to guide new language through the U.S. Congress to grant the administration authority to negotiate new trade agreements with other nations under the so-called “fast track” rules under which Congress simply votes “yes

The Bush Administration and Human Rights

Many see self-interest behind U.S. claims to be upholding high moral principles, and they also see hypocrisy in the U.S. government’s reluctance to be bound by the same instruments it is so ready to apply to others.