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  • Impeachment talk and obstructionism backfiring for Republicans

    Republican talk of impeaching President Barack Obama has gotten out of hand. After months of attempting to block or repeal the Affordable Care Act and sabotaging any serious efforts at immigration reform, Republicans have now taken up the impeachment...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Texas and North Carolina push back on voter rights

    It's August, and most of the federal government is on vacation. Members of Congress are on their annual August state or district "work period," President Barack Obama is at Martha's Vineyard, and the Supreme Court is off until early October. But not all...
  • Rand Paul heading to Guatemala to do eye surgeries

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is just back from barnstorming Iowa, home of the earliest presidential caucus, and he's heading next to eat barbecue in South Carolina, the first voting state in Dixie and a critical stop for Republicans who aspire to the...
  • Plot to kill former Yemeni president with bomb in tunnel under compound foiled -aide

    SANAA (Reuters) - An aide to Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Thursday his security team had uncovered a plot to kill him with explosives planted in a tunnel running to a mosque inside his residential compound in Sanaa. Yemen's...
  • Kevin J. Fandl: Anti-immigration rhetoric won't reform system

    Kevin J. Fandl: Anti-immigration rhetoric won't reform system
    Thousands of children from Central America have entered the United States unlawfully in recent months, many of them fleeing horrific violence. As the Border Patrol and the immigration courts are overwhelmed with these unaccompanied minors, many have...
  • A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party

     A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party
    The past few years have shown us that our political system is operating like a well-oiled machine, assuming that machine's primary purpose is to function horribly while producing nothing of value. Stubbornness and disagreement have been raised to art...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond
    Five years after producing a pork-bloated water bond proposal that failed the smell test, the Legislature has offered up a new serving that's lean and digestible. Credit mainly Gov. Jerry Brown, who had the right recipe: smaller portions, light on delta...
  • America's real patriots fought to expose and end torture

    America's real patriots fought to expose and end torture
    After more than a decade of denial and concealment on the part of our government, President Obama's recent acknowledgment that "we tortured some folks" felt like a milestone. Even in its spare, reductive phrasing, the president's statement opened up the...
  • Brazil presidential candidate killed in plane crash

    Brazil presidential candidate killed in plane crash
    Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday in an airplane crash in the southeastern city of Santos. He was 49. Campos died after a nine-seater Cessna 560XL crashed at about 10 a.m. following an aborted landing because of bad weather,...
  • Don't abandon allies

    First, the president must get back to Washington. Then he should call Congress back into session and keep members there until they quit bickering and come up with a solution. Congressional authority is needed to pay for anything the government will do. I...
  • Et tu, Liu? A liberal justice faults a California ballot measure

    Liberal hearts leapt in 2010 when President Obama nominated UC Berkeley professor Goodwin Liu to a seat on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Alliance for Justice gushed that Liu “has spent his career advocating for the right of equal...