DAN SIMPSON



Defining democracy: Well, at least America is more democratic than Russia or Iran

2012-03-07 06:57:00

France, Iran, Mexico, Russia and the United States hold elections this year; each will say they are democratic.


Taming the super PACs

2012-02-29 00:01:00

We've got to know where the big money comes from


Let some problems be: Back in America, I'm trying to chill out

2012-02-22 12:57:00

I have found myself being drawn into caring whether the Republicans nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate, as opposed to the


Befriending Bolivia: We should improve relations with this poor South American country

2012-02-15 12:33:00

While U.S. relations with Bolivia can be divided into periods in quest of clarity, U.S. corporate investment there across 187 years of Boliv


Bolivia the daunting

2012-02-08 00:00:00

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- None of my other trips to South America had ever included Bolivia; thus, I have found its complexity somewhat daunting.


Newt pays the media a compliment

2012-01-25 00:00:00

Much about Newt Gingrich's campaign for the Republican presidential nod is puzzling, but I found his compliment of the news media in South C


Get religion out of politics

2012-01-18 00:00:00

A trend toward tolerance allows intolerant believers to thrive


Saving South Africa

2012-01-11 00:00:00

It is hard to tell what is going on in South Africa, and whether, 18 years from the end of apartheid rule, the glass is half full or half em


The year ahead

2012-01-04 00:00:00

At home and abroad, the United States faces big challenges


Dan Simpson / An oracle's view of 2012

2011-12-28 00:00:00

Writing about looking ahead to 2012 puts me squarely in the jaws of the dilemma of differentiating between what I would like to see happen i


The best things about 2011

2011-12-21 00:00:00

My list includes the end of the Iraq war (for now), and 'Occupy'


The mess that is Somalia

2011-12-14 00:00:00

Students from around the world sort through the issues


Are the occupiers finished?

2011-12-07 00:00:00

The movement seems to be fizzling out, but the cause remains just and urgent


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