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Power through peace

Now is a critical time for democracy's worldwide battle against totalitarianism. Rioters in Iran are disputing the outcome of a possibly stolen presidential election. North Korea has sentenced two American journalists to 12 years of hard labor for alle
In exile, Burmese monks still carry the torch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 19, 2009

The case of Milan Kohout

Kohout, a serious man, was engaged in the serious business of political protest.
The right of a performance artist represents the rights of all Americans. Plus, an opportunity with Cuba.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2008

How Taylor Hicks plans to get his groove back

It will be a great evening of blues at the Asylum in Portland on Thursday.
By JANE JENSEN  |  September 20, 2006

The fate of Dutch liberal chic

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Civil libertarians from Los Angeles to Estonia gathered here last week to survey the status of free speech and liberal democracy in Europe, as it is being redefined by Islamic immigrants.
Amsterdam postcard
By DUSTIN A. LEWIS  |  August 30, 2006