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ISIS and U.S.-Iran Relations

It is often said that politics makes for strange bedfellows. The truth of this aphorism has been illustrated by the ostensible warming of U.S. relations with Iran. The two countries have been at daggers drawn with each other for more than four decades. Show More Summary

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 2

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America. Show More Summary

Americans Are Not Isolationists

The war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has just started, and it is too soon to know whether it will result in the victory that the world so desperately needs. But one verdict from the conflict is already in, and has larger ramifications: we now know hat the American people are not isolationists. Show More Summary

This Is How We #DroughtHack

L.A. is water. Our story begins on the banks of the L.A. River -- and it was man-made rivers we built that provided the lifeblood that allowed our city to grow from its original pueblo into the global metropolis we are today. Now, amidst a record drought, water is becoming increasingly scarce -- and increasingly precious. Show More Summary

What's Gone Wrong for/with Barack Obama?

The mid-term election is still days away, but it sure isn't looking good fro President Barack Obama and Democrats. With his job approval rating down precipitously since his strong 2012 re-election performance, Democrats are on the ropes and on the run. Show More Summary

There's a 72-Hour Imposed Waiting Period for Abortions (And This Is Why You Need to Know About It)

Imagine going to the doctor for whatever reason. He or she diagnoses the problem and the two of you mutually agree upon a desirable option to solve the problem. Then, right when you're about to take care of it, she says, "Oh, now you're...Show More Summary

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis for Black Women

It is a sad and unfortunate fact that the gun violence epidemic -- which kills tens of thousands of Americans every year -- has a disproportionate impact on the black community. This is true not only for men, but for black women as well. I lead a gun violence prevention organization called the Violence Policy Center. Show More Summary

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Current Government Is

When I read Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung's statements to the foreign media, I think, "He really needs to sack his PR guy." Whether he believes what he is saying or not, we know that he is mouthing the party line because to control Hong...Show More Summary

I'm Begging

IT'S ON!! Lesley and Bruce, I've always been able to count on you as mom and dad. Now I really need you to step up. I just announced my candidacy for Recording Secretary of Larry Storch Elementary School Student Council. As you know, this became an open seat when Emma Nibley's father was transferred to the new Dinette 'N Den in Stutsville. Show More Summary

The Second Term Midterm Presidential Curse

If President Obama loses the Senate on November 4, it will not be so much a mar on his presidential legacy as it will be a continuation of a recent two-term presidential tradition. Our last four full two-term presidents, Eisenhower to Bush II, have concluded their final two years in office without the support of either house of Congress. Show More Summary

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

It is time! November 1! Big Saturday (college football) before Big Tuesday (mid-term elections)! Political/Football fans may recall my column a few months ago when I reported research suggesting that winning or losing a big college football...Show More Summary

Why Are We Still Waiting for Answers on Drones?

Mamana Bibi was a 67-year-old Pakistani grandmother and midwife, killed by a U.S. drone strike on October 24, 2012. One year ago, the family of Mamana Bibi came to Washington,, D.C., to share their sad story with Members of Congress. Mamana's son, Rafiq ur Rehman, is a 39-year-old primary-school teacher. Show More Summary

Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story'

We bring you a story that is raging in England and in Europe at large. The story is brought to us by the good old BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation of Great Britain, which is almost as old as Queen Elizabeth of England, just 4 years her senior at 92 years old this month (founded October 18, 1922) with the Queen at 88 (born April 21, 1926). Show More Summary

The American Hospital, in a State of Emergency

There's an epidemic in America that's not getting the attention it deserves: hospital closures. In Alabama, 10 hospitals closed in the last three years, leaving some smaller communities without a major medical facility. Last year, Georgia lost three hospitals, Virginia and North Carolina one each. Show More Summary

Ernst Lies, Gardner Won't Answer Questions, and Other Tales From This Koch-fueled Election

Every election has some strangeness to it, some quirks that make old pols like me shake our heads and say "really?" But this one could be the strangest of all. Just when you think a race is on the verge of being written off, a wholeShow More Summary

Trade Trumps Anti-Corruption

Important trading powers, such as Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea and Brazil, are failing to enforce national laws that call for criminal prosecution of companies from their countries that bribe foreign government officials and politicians. Indeed,...Show More Summary

The Bland Old Party

The GOP (Grand Old Party) is no longer grand but it's most certainly old. During an age of social and technological upheaval Republicans remain mired in an old world way of thinking that -- despite president Obama's many shortcomings -- will be their political downfall. Show More Summary

Why Women Are The Supervoters In This Year's Midterm Elections

Women across the country do amazing and powerful things every day, but we have a special superpower right now: Our votes. You've probably sensed this. It seems like every day there's a new headline about the importance of women voters. Show More Summary

As Berlin Marks Fall of the Wall: The Secret Police Document on Bob Dylan

Next week, all of Germany--and the rest of the world, at a distance--will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989. Much has been written about it and much more to come in the following days. One angle you may not...Show More Summary

Doug Ose Was Dirty Then, Dirty Now; Bera is Running Clean (CA-07)

The campaign to represent California's 7th House District is a clear contest between old and new. The incumbent is a freshman who is looking ahead to innovative, clean energy sources of the future. The challenger is a former congressman...Show More Summary

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