January 16, 2014

Italy's Growing Toxic Waste Scandal

Walter Mayr, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

For decades, the Mafia has been dumping toxic waste illegally in the region north of Naples. Recently declassified testimony shows that leading politicians have known about the problem for years, yet done nothing about it -- even as the death toll climbs.

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January 6, 2014
Biggest Losers of 2013
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
What a difference a year makes. The US has been forced to pivot back to the Middle East, and not because things were going well. Al Qaeda is back, having successfully morphed from a group in the AfPak hills into a global movement... more ››