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  • Are we winning the drone war?

    Are we winning the drone war?
    Almost two years ago, President Obama announced that he was tightening the rules under which the CIA carries out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries. “Before any strike is taken, there must be a near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured — the highest standard we can set,” he said.
  • Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter

    Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter
    Democrats were once the party of the white working man — but that was a long time ago. In the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama won only one-third of the votes of white working-class men, a modern-day low. Mitt Romney, who didn't seem much...

    NBC's 'Marry Me' may have a delayed honeymoon

     NBC's 'Marry Me' may have a delayed honeymoon
    When ABC canceled the struggling comedy "Happy Endings" after its third season last year, there was a lot of high talk in certain quarters. Sure, the ratings were dismal, some argued, but the fans were dedicated, making the cancellation a Terrible...

    A taut, gripping inquiry into 'The Affair'

    A taut, gripping inquiry into 'The Affair'
    Infidelity, a clever construct and a terrific cast are what sell Showtime's new drama "The Affair," which premieres Sunday and stars Ruth Wilson and Dominic West. What makes it intriguing, and potentially important, is memory. Or as it's more commonly...

    Joan Rivers, an unstoppable comic force to the end

     Joan Rivers, an unstoppable comic force to the end
    Just as we long suspected, the only thing that could stop Joan Rivers was death. Abrasive, raunchy, self-immolating and often unapologetically offensive, Rivers changed comedy, courted controversy, survived catastrophe and refused to give up or give in,...