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President Obama

According to a recently declassified Justice Department white paper, the president can serve as judge, jury and executioner.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

Migrant Children

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Abrams, Kissinger, Kristol, Cheney

The architects of our foreign-policy disasters would prefer we simply forget the past.

V.S. Naipaul

A reporter’s journey involves writing with a sense of history and without false consolation.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

Border Patrol

Thanks to the militarization and expansion of the “border” region, 197 million Americans now live within the jurisdiction of US Customs and Border Patrol.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Nadine Gordimer

For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”

Blogs

Despite the cacophony of media criticism about HBO’s new series, there’s been hardly a murmur made about how the show criticizes the media.

August 9, 2012

Dr. John Carlos is best known as the man who raised his fist from the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics. I wanted to get his feedback on this year’s Australian athlete who has courted controversy, boxer Damien Hooper.

August 8, 2012

The state's Republicans are limited early voting hours in pro-Obama counties while expanding them in GOP strongholds.

August 8, 2012

Twenty-two “authors” of a fradulent article ghost-written by Glaxo won't feel the heat.

August 7, 2012

Bloomberg has stirred presidential buzz before. He’s not running this year. But he is campaigning on some of the biggest issues of the moment.

August 7, 2012

Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a class action suit that accuses him of racism in law enforcement. Is Arpaio the only problem? Another problem is the federal government. 

August 6, 2012

Stephen Colbert took Hayes to task on his show, holding up Hayes's book Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.

August 6, 2012

Even after the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, gun laws are likely to remain lax. 

August 6, 2012

The writer lacerates Israel in an op-ed, but that doesn’t make the paper a bastion of anti-Zionism.

August 6, 2012

Pistorius has made history by becoming the first double amputee to compete at the Olympic Games.

August 6, 2012