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  • Rachel Marsden: Lame attempts to shut off Afghan heroin spigot have been futile

    Rachel Marsden: Lame attempts to shut off Afghan heroin spigot have been futile
    A Russian source recently brought an obscure but disturbing article to my attention. Published last month by a little-known online journal called the Oriental Review, the piece, "Active Endeavour And Drug Trafficking," proposed that not a single gram of heroin has been confiscated on the Mediterranean Sea since the inception of NATO's Operation Active Endeavour, a maritime operation launched a month after the Sept. 11 attacks with the mission of "monitoring shipping to help detect, deter and protect against terrorist activity."
  • Rachel Marsden: Why France elected a Socialist president

    Rachel Marsden: Why France elected a Socialist president
    Francehas elected only the second Socialist president in its history -- the first being Francois Mitterrand, who spent 14 years in the driver's seat back when French presidential terms lasted seven years rather than five, and who made a hard-right turn...

    Rachel Marsden on Waiting for a European Santa Claus

    Rachel Marsden on Waiting for a European Santa Claus
    While your co-workers hover around the water cooler debating whether it matters if Mitt Romney bullied some kid in his youth, a formerly First World nation called Greece is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Why, you might ask, should Middle America...

    Rachel Marsden: Are government's 'strategic communications' coming to America?

    Rachel Marsden: Are government's 'strategic communications' coming to America?
    Did you hear about the new bill that would allow the U.S. government's official overseas information agency to rebroadcast its content onto American TV and radio? The bipartisan Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 was introduced in Congress last week by...

    Rachel Marsden: How Russian activists bamboozled the media

    Rachel Marsden: How Russian activists bamboozled the media
    If Justin Bieber or the Rolling Stones suddenly decided to stage an impromptu concert in a public place somewhere in America without a permit, would the authorities ignore it and shrug it off? Doubtful. Even buskers performing in the New York Citysubway...