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  • Edward Snowden is no hero

    Mohandas Gandhi went to Yeravda Central Prison. Martin Luther King Jr., went to Birmingham jail. Nelson Mandela went to Robben Island. Edward Snowden is going to Venezuela. Or not. His destination was up in the air as these words were written. A...
  • Methodist pastor: Expect defiance on gay marriage to carry a price

    If you’re a cleric who strongly disagrees with your religious denomination’s dogma and policies, you have four choices. You can stay quiet about it and do as you’re told — after all, no one forced you to become a religious leader...
  • Taxi, limo services refuse to pay new city tax

    Taxi, limo services refuse to pay new city tax
    A broad coalition of taxi, limousine and for-hire sedan companies in Baltimore say they will refuse to pay a new city tax of 25 cents per passenger in what they are calling a collective act of civil disobedience. The first payments under the new tax, for...
  • Egypt's military gives President Morsi 48 hours to resolve crisis

    CAIRO -- In an ominous warning suggesting it may return to power, the Egyptian military said Monday that it would intervene in the next two days if President Mohamed Morsi and the opposition do not resolve the political crisis threatening the country&...
  • Group calls for new Egypt protests if President Morsi won't step down

    CAIRO -- A key voice in the Egyptian opposition movement threatened fresh nationwide protests and a campaign of civil disobedience Monday if embattled President Mohamed Morsi refuses to step down to make way for early elections. The announcement by...
  • Webliography: Research wants to be free

     
    UPDATED TUESDAY MORNING The public directly and indirectly subsidizes an awful lot of academic research on the theory that knowledge is an important public good. So the public should have access to it! We should be able to arrange the......
  • The Rhubarb Patch: A well-regulated militia, Part 2

     
    Part one of my email discussion with David Lombardo, founder and president of the Second Amendment Foundation for Education & Research, Shorewood, Ill. is here To David: I'm glad that gun-owners are getting training and I have no beef with......
  • Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'

    Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'
    The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
  • AWOL Soldier Sentenced to Life in Fort Hood Bomb Plot

    AWOL Soldier Sentenced to Life in Fort Hood Bomb Plot
    WACO, Tex. -- A U.S. soldier charged with plotting to blow up troops from the nation's largest Army post has been sentenced to life in prison. Naser Jason Abdo was found guilty in May of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder...
  • On the Chicago Keystone Pipeline Protest

    On the Chicago Keystone Pipeline Protest
    On Wednesday, President Obama was in town for a fundraiser, and I headed down to the Hilton Chicago on South Michigan to cover the Keystone protest. A couple things: 1) It’s telling that despite the supposed scandals engulfing the president, I...
  • Mayor says negotiations over, but protesters march on

    Mayor says negotiations over, but protesters march on
    On a day when Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the time for negotiations on school closings was over, the Chicago Teachers Union led hundreds of supporters in a highly orchestrated downtown rally and march as part of its continuing efforts to derail the district's...