Dispatches From the Edge: Honduras Coup: The U.S. Connection

By Conn Hallinan
Thursday August 13, 2009 - 10:39:00 AM

While the Obama administration was careful to distance itself from the recent coup in Honduras—condeming the expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya to Costa Rica, revoking Honduran officals’ visas, and shutting off aid—that doesn’t mean influential Americans aren’t involved, and that both sides of the aisle don’t have some explaining to do. -more-

UnderCurrents: While Conclusions About Gates Controversy Are Equivocal, Rise of Latent Racism Is Not

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Thursday August 13, 2009 - 10:38:00 AM

Some weeks ago, a friend from the East Coast e-mailed to ask me my thoughts on the Henry Louis Gates incident. Mr. Gates, you may remember, was the well-known African-American Harvard professor who was arrested by a Cambridge, Massachusetts police officer after Mr. Gates was forced to break into his own home. -more-