Republicans Criticize Deal That Led To American P.O.W.’s Release

Petty politics, or valid concerns?

Donald Sterling Sues NBA For $1,000,000,000

Bring in the lawyers!

Colombia’s Presidential Elections

Looking back at the first round and forward to the second.

Reforming Ballot Access Laws

It may be time to rethink the way we make candidates get on the ballot.

The Anti-Vaccination Crowd Gives Us A 20 Year High In Measles Cases

Pseudoscience and hysteria have damaged public health.

House Votes To Protect States That Legalize Marijuana From Federal Raids

A victory for Federalism and sanity in the War On Drugs.

The Real Origin of the ‘Washington Redskins’ Nickname

A debunking of the origin story actually aids the case that the motivation was not racist. It doesn’t matter.

Hillary Clinton Wasn’t a Horrible Secretary of State

Yet another autiobiography invites public discussion about her accomplishments.

Should We Eliminate The Vice-Presidency?

Does the office of Vice-President serve any useful purpose anymore?

New Dictator Wins Egyptian Presidential Election

Different name, same result in Egypt.

Eric Shinseki Out As Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

Eric Shinseki resigned as Secretary of Veterans Affairs this morning, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.

Hillary Clinton Takes Defiant Tone On Benghazi In New Book

In her upcoming book, Hillary Clinton strikes a defiant tone against conservative’s continued interest in the Benghazi attack.

Obama Outlines Realist Policy, Rejects Realist Label

The President’s second speech to the Corps of Cadets is a vast improvement over the first.

What ‘War On Religion?’

The very idea of a “war on religion” in the United States is absurd.

What Will SCOTUS Do On Same-Sex Marriage?

Sooner or later, the Supreme Court will have to rule on a challenge to state laws banning same-sex marriage.

Obama’s Cloudy Foreign Policy Vision

Once again, President Obama’s attempt to communicate a foreign policy vision falls short.

The Economy Actually Shrank In The First Quarter Of 2014

In no small part because of a brutal winter, the economy shrank in the first three months of the year.

Political Vultures Circling Around Eric Shinseki, Deservedly So

It seems unlikely that Eric Shinseki will have a job for much longer.

Missing Plane May Not Be Where Everyone’s Been Looking

The saga of Malaysian Air Flight 370 continues to be just weird.

Edward Snowden: I Was More Than Just A ‘Data Analyst’

For the first time, Edward Snowden is talking to the American media.

Ideological Purism Is Making American Politics Stupid

The latest chapter in an all too familiar story.

Poet, Author, Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou Dies At 86

A great American writer has passed away.

A Weak Democratic Bench For Vice-President?

Who do the Democrats have to take Joe Biden’s place?

Good News For Supporters Of Journalist Shield Laws

Two news items yesterday advanced in some small measure the protection of journalists from having to reveal sources under Court Order.

Is Same-Sex Marriage Now A Wedge Issue For Democrats?

Is support for marriage equality now an issue that can benefit Democrats at the polls?

Yes, College Is Worth It (If You Graduate)

While it’s been much derided in recent years, there’s a definite economic benefit to obtaining a college degree,

All U.S. Troops Will Be Out Of Afghanistan After 2016, Most Will Be Out By December

An imperfect timetable, but better than nothing.

Is Compromise Possible In The Gun Debate?

The tragedy in Santa Barbara will. inevitably, revive the same old gun debate. But can it ever evolve beyond shouting?

What Next For Ukraine?

They’ve got a new President, but there’s still much to do.

Is Europe Turning Right?

Parties described as “far right” or “extreme right” have done very well in Europe’s most recent elections.

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