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  • Surveillance by religious stereotype?

    A report that the U.S. government conducted electronic surveillance on five prominent Muslim Americans is troubling. It deserves a fuller response from the government than a boilerplate assurance that it doesn't choose targets of surveillance based on...
  • New Republican ad makes fun of Crist's tan, fudges education numbers

    TALLAHASSEE -- A new Republican Party of Florida ad called "The Better Governor" was released Thursday, and this one pokes fun at former Gov. Charlie Crist's tan. But its architects may be asked to turn in their pocket protectors. The RPOF is playing...
  • How a bad Chicago Public Schools idea got worse

    How a bad Chicago Public Schools idea got worse
    In April, Chicago Public Schools officials revealed that they intended to grab what turned out to be $650 million from the district's fiscal 2016 budget. They said they wanted to shovel that not-yet-collected revenue into their fiscal 2015 budget to...
  • Feds on Quinn probe: Stand down or pose 'substantial risks' to investigation

    Feds on Quinn probe: Stand down or pose 'substantial risks' to investigation
    As Illinois Republicans argued Thursday that a legislative panel should push ahead with an election-year inquiry into Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a letter to clear up any misunderstanding:...
  • Speak Out: Repeating the lies

    The crap that appears on these pages, written by idiots who get their information from hate radio and Fox Fiction, is amazing. The president did not arm Syrian rebels, and the fighting in Iraq is a religious war between two sects of Islam that have been...
  • Pakistan removes PCB chief and calls new election

    KARACHI (Reuters) - - The Pakistan government has axed Najam Sethi as Cricket Board chairman, appointed an interim head and called a new election in 30 days, the country's Attorney General told a Supreme Court hearing on Thursday. Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • How Tea Party tax cuts are turning Kansas into a smoking ruin

    Sam Brownback, the Republican governor of Kansas, doesn't just believe in whistling past the graveyard--he's willing to stroll past it in full-throated song. The graveyard is where the economy of Kansas has been buried since 2012, when Brownback and his...
  • Bank of Canada to hold rates steady, tone down inflation concern: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - Worries about soft growth will keep the Bank of Canada from hiking interest rates until late next year although rising prices are expected to make it temper concerns about low inflation in its policy statement next week, a Reuters poll found....
  • Obama defends immigration policy, meets with Texas governor

    President Obama faced sharp criticism for his immigration policies here Wednesday even as the White House stepped up efforts to cope with the tens of thousands of children and teens from Central America who have poured into Texas’ Rio Grande Valley....
  • L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits

    L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits
    As an annual deadline looms for Los Angeles to pay nearly $4 million to a controversial pair of Department of Water and Power affiliates, one city leader announced his refusal to sign the checks and another sued to have a court-appointed receiver take...
  • When government uses secrecy to deny rights

    When government uses secrecy to deny rights
    It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried...