The Argentine government and the National Insecurity Doctrine

Trespassing Forbidden, Military Zone. Wikimedia Commons. All Rights Reserved. There was a time when thinking in terms of the National Security Doctrine was the thing to do, now it's the National Insecurity Doctrine. According to this new creed, the enemy today is a network of interconnected actors who operate domestically as part of a global …

Whistle Stops

Riding the rails on a vintage train may be the ultimate joy ride, an irresistible combination of adventure, history, and romance. America’s scenic railroads curve through wine country, back country, mountains, and river valleys. You never know what’s around the bend, but on these seven lines, count on something spectacular. While you can usually get …

American Apparel just released a super-inclusive ‘NUDE’ line that’ll make everyone feel sexy. 

Traditionally, clothing and beauty lines have always defined light-skin-toned undergarments as “nude.” So, unless you look like Gwyneth Paltrow, it was nearly impossible to find a nude-colored garment that matched your skin tone. The idea that nude only applied to fair-skinned people is one of many ways that people of color have been marginalized by the fashion industry. …

Pacified politics or risk of disintegration? A race against time in Ethiopia

April 2, 2018 – House of People's Representatives – Swearing in of the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Wikicommons/Danielaregay. Some rights reserved. In February 1974, Addis Ababa’s taxis went on strike in protest against the rise in the price of fuel. Not a single observer imagined that this would begin a movement which within a …

The Bleak and Beautiful Galápagos

It’s mating season on the beach of North Seymour, one of the smaller of the Galápagos Islands, and I’m watching one of the ridiculously comical male blue-footed boobies performing his mating dance. He kicks up his webbed blue feet one at a time, points his beak at the sky, spreads his wings, and whistles like …

Mom’s blistering rant on how men should be blamed for all unwanted pregnancies going crazy viral. 

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as Mormons, are a conservative group who aren’t known for being vocal about sex. But best selling author, blogger, and mother of six, Gabrielle Blair, has kicked that stereotype to the curb with a pointed thread on reducing unwanted pregnancies. And her sights are set …

The wall isn’t a state of emergency but a state of exception

Demonstrators form a human border wall with quotes from President Trump during the Women's March in New York, January 20, 2018. Erin Lefevre/ Press Association. All rights reserved. When President Trump declared a national emergency for ‘virtual invasion purposes’, he gave new meaning to the Latin maxim ‘necessitas legem non habet’ (necessity has no law). …

Post Travels: Winter in Napa Valley Wine Country

We are pleased to bring you this new column by writer Dana Rebmann, filled with travel tips, fun destinations, and beautiful videos and photo galleries of places you’ll be longing to visit!   There’s something to love about every season in wine country. Thanks to the harvest frenzy, fall may be the most popular time …