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  • Edward Snowden 'confused,' John Kerry says

    Edward Snowden 'confused,' John Kerry says
        In an NBC interview, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has said he trained as a spy and never intended to wind up in Russia. The full interview, with Brian Williams questioning Snowden last week in Moscow, will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) on...
  • 'Peace Cross' dispute turns on misreading of Constitution [Letter]

    'Peace Cross' dispute turns on misreading of Constitution [Letter]
    The atheists and humanists are at it again. Now, they want a federal judge to order the dismantling of the "Peace Cross," a memorial to Prince George's County's World War I war dead which has stood on public land since 1925 ("Md. cross in church-state...
  • Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban

    Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban
    After several months of internecine fighting, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban broke from the organization on Wednesday, potentially complicating efforts by the Pakistani government to negotiate peace with militants in the country’s tribal...
  • Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?

    Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?
    Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.  This is the idea behind health...
  • Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits

     Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits
    After the Mark Wilshire Towers changed hands, several building staffers showed up at Darryl Williams' apartment one day with a woman who he said threatened to fine him for leaving two carts of his dirty laundry and other items in the hallway. The...
  • Sisi's crushing presidential election in Egypt undercut by turnout

    Victory celebrations erupted Thursday among backers of Abdel Fattah Sisi, who won election as Egypt’s next president by a massive margin, according to tallies reported by official media and released by his campaign. But the landslide win -- with...
  • The tea party lives -- in Europe

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While Tea Party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories. Commentators are...
  • European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt

    European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt
    Just as the gruesome annual Canadian seal hunt is winding down, the World Trade Organization has once again upheld the European Union’s policy of banning the commercial trade in seal products in EU countries. That was the right decision, even though...
  • Narendra Modi: Promising The Good Times

    Narendra Modi: Promising The Good Times
    INDIA brims with colourful politicians, but none has quite the sense of political theatre of Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He swept into Varanasi, India’s most ancient city, on May 17th pledging to clean the Ganges, its...
  • Snowden speaks [Editorial]

    Accused National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was handed a golden opportunity to justify himself Wednesday when he was asked by NBC's Brian Williams whether the American public should view his unauthorized release of thousands of classified U.S....
  • Stephen Haberle: NASA budget cuts put America at competitive disadvantage

    Over the last few years, the White House has been shrinking the budget of one of the most important agencies in the United States: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA is one of the few government programs that benefit almost every...