Julia Pettengill

Online Only: The Silencing of Alexey Navalny

The thorn in the side of Russia's kleptocrats stands accused of nonsensical criminal charges that amount to nothing more than the bullying of a mafia state

Online Only: Back to the USSR

To its shame the international community has acquiesced in the Kremlin's mafia-style state capitalism. This appeasement stifles any chance of democratic progress

ONLINE ONLY: Perennial Palestinian Pawns

As US Congress threatens to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority, its role as the Middle East's political victim is reprised yet again

Mama Grizzlies

The rise of conservative feminism in the US shows that gender doesn't determine political affiliation

Trial and Terror

The use of federal courts for terrorist trials highlights the hypocrisy of Obama's counterterrorism policies

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"