Sandra Bullock’s New Film Gets History Oh So Wrong

Sandra Bullock’s New Film Gets History Oh So Wrong

Sandra Bullock’s latest film flopped. And it deserved to — but not only because of its inability to entertain. A comic political drama based on a documentary of the same name, Our Brand Is Crisis is a fictionalized retelling of how U.S. political consultants got...
When Travel Means Putting Your Life on the Line

When Travel Means Putting Your Life on the Line

Millions of Americans travel overseas every year, whether it’s across the border to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls or Tijuana or to more exotic locales. But nobody expects to die violently while abroad, and especially not a 17-year old. That’s what happened to...
Getting Down to Business in Cuba

Getting Down to Business in Cuba

In case you missed it, the United States and Cuba now have diplomatic relations for the first time in 54 years. Unfortunately, the outdated economic embargo is smothering the tremendous potential this opening offers. First, some background. The embargo, put in place...
Washington’s Slow-Motion Thaw

Washington’s Slow-Motion Thaw

The strangest part of seeing the Cuban embargo officially deemed past its use-by date is how long this took. I first traveled to Cuba in 1995, after convincing my editor that it would become a huge business story once President Bill Clinton normalized relations. Like...
Who Killed Gilberto Soto?

Who Killed Gilberto Soto?

On a November night 25 years ago, six priests — along with their housekeeper and her daughter — were murdered in cold blood by Salvadoran army officers who had invaded their residence at the Jesuit-run Central American University. This month, priests, activists, and...
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