Much attention is being given to Hillary Clinton's potential choices for running mate. This is especially true with Bernie Sanders and his supporters pushing for a progressive they can get behind, like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who remains an unlikely choice. Clinton's other potential picks include Tim Kaine and Julian Castro. A close look at their records and positions shows that these politicians are likely to disappoint progressives.
An investigative delegation of the United Nations suspended an official visit to Ukraine last month after the Security Service of Ukraine denied the UN officials access to several parts of the country. The suspension highlights the dire situation of political prisoners in Ukraine.
Today, in the 15th year of the "Long War," an anxious US needs a peace-and-diplomacy platform from the Democratic Party convention but also, more importantly, a new, more effective peace movement. That's a challenging order, given public anxiety over the war on terrorism.