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These bridges are ticking time bombs in dire need of repair. A collapse has the potential to rival the most destructive acts of terror, with the ability to kill thousands of people at once, from commuters to school children to truck drivers.
The following conversation between a drone and its operator was intercepted by Wikipedia (or is it Wikileaks?) during a seek-and-destroy mission somewhere in Pakistan.
Supporting our veterans is not cheap; it involves a real investment in both policy and budget priorities. But our veterans put our country first and stepped up, and on this Memorial Day, state legislators of both parties need to be standing up for veterans with real resources as well.
President Obama's declaration that "America is at a crossroads" in the fight against terror, a fight that is increasingly turning inwards, setting its sights on homegrown extremists, should give every American pause.
Two out of five high school students statewide are getting their pot from dispensaries? That's shocking! So shocking I had to look it up for myself...
The challenge for the United States is the management of China's rise. Precisely because of the major roles both economies play in the global economic system, the U.S. cannot simply "contain" China in the way that America and its allies were able to contain the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Invasions don't come our way, but incursions do emanate from us and penetrate other nations on an astonishing scale--a reality most Americans ignore or discount, abetted by their leaders.
If you thought we'd relax after a couple weeks of high-scandal stress, think again. There's lots in the news these days, so take our news quiz and find out how much you were paying attention.
A time-honored tactic of conservative lawmakers is to "starve the beast"by defunding government programs. In the case of food stamps--the quintessential whipping boy for budget hawks--they're...
Gender equality is a moral imperative, but it is also an economic and social imperative. No country, no society, however industrious or blessed with resources it may be, will ever reach its full potential so long as women are denied theirs.
The first effects of the sequester were felt by most Americans when air traffic controllers were furloughed. Flights were delayed and Congress got alarmed. Republicans,...
Where teens need help is in avoiding situations where they might lose control and in coping with situations when things have not gone as planned. Parental guidance can help with the former. Easy, informed access to Plan B can help with the latter.
There is a silver (and gold) lining in the IRS flap. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has pointed out that the law under which the flap arose has been misinterpreted by the IRS since 1959.
When the Act is allowed to do its job, it's amazingly successful: 99 percent of the species under its care have been spared extinction (think: grizzly bears, gray whales and bald eagles) and hundreds are on the road to recovery.
This Memorial Day as we kick off the summer with BBQs baseball and beer, let us remember those who gave some of the best summers...
Less than 24 hours after she interrupted President Obama's first major counterterrorism address of his second term, CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin appears on Democracy Now!...
This Memorial Day, in addition to our own dead, we remember the 4,700 people (estimated; the actual body count is classified and/or unknown) killed by American drones.
Sooner or later, these spectacles will lose their excitement and Capitol Hill will come back to this reality: The economy is still broken. So why not start fixing it now?
50 Years Later, the Birmingham Pledge of Nonviolence Still Inspires By John Dear I've been pondering the 1963 Birmingham campaign which led to the March...