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Citizens United gives freedom of speech back to the people

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It’s not just that dire predictions about Citizens United have not come true. It is that the ruling is having positive effects on U.S. elections.

Meet the four autocrats of the apocalypse

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Four leaders of great states run the gamut of political authoritarianism.

Tycoon dough: The ultimate electoral martial art

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The most stunning consequence of Citizens United is the influence that a few tycoons and other wealthy donors now wield in U.S. elections.

Democracy is drowning in a sea of dark money

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Citizens United left the nation’s campaign finance system in shambles and our constitutional system of representative government dangerously undermined.

To become French, leave your identity behind

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

French policies mistakenly assume that there can be no unity in diversity, no liberty in their fraternity.

One third of Americans believe police lie routinely

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Do police officers “routinely lie to serve their own interests?” Thirty-one percent of Americans believe they do, and that number rises to 45 percent among African-Americans, 41 percent among young people and 39 percent among Democrats. Republicans reject that charge three to one (60 to 20 percent).

Rob Cox: It took the Grim Reaper to restructure GM

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The carmaker’s swift bankruptcy sparked less soul-searching than the process of determining who died from faulty ignitions. Bringing Ken Feinberg in will go down as CEO Mary Barra’s smartest decision. She should go a step further and memorialize the dead in the lobby of GM’s HQ.

How did Yemen become the perfect home to al Qaeda training camps?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Prior to the emergence of Islamic State, the United States believed that the Yemeni-based al-Qaeda off-shoot posed a greater threat to it than any other terrorist group. They had good reason to think so.

Netanyahu’s invitation to French Jews was awkward. For many reasons.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The Israeli Prime Minister said his country welcomes French Jews with "open arms" after the antisemitic attack in Paris last week.

Germany’s PEGIDA isn’t a Vladimir Putin plot. The truth is scarier.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Last week, when I attended my first rally in Dresden organized by PEGIDA, Germany’s mysterious “anti-Islamization” movement, I was reminded of the aggressive pro-Russian protests that tore apart eastern Ukraine a year ago.

Congressional proposal offers Internet rules of the road

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The rules we propose would prohibit the selective slowing of data and ensure that Internet service providers could not charge a premium for certain content.

Charlie Hebdo fallout: Specters of fascist past haunt Europe’s new nationalism

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Long after World War Two, fascism is a specter that still haunts the continent. But whether France's Marine Le Pen’s stances -- and those of other nationalist leaders in Europe -- qualify as fascist is questionable.

Oil kings: The House of Saud’s uncertain future

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Concerns about King Abdullah's health leave many questions unanswered about succession in the royal family

Lessons for #BlackLivesMatter from the life of a Black Power icon

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Pioneering #BlackLivesMatter activists could learn important lessons from Black Power icon Stokely Carmichael.

‘Charlie Hebdo’: Terrorism’s high-impact, low-tech tactics

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Urban terror threats pose a serious conundrum for Western governments

‘Charlie Hebdo’ killings are a test for France and all Western Europe

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

What will now follow the murder of the senior staff of the Parisian satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, is a test of the depth of Europe's liberal instincts.

Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu in the top 10 most admired in U.S. Why?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Both leaders look and talk like tough guys.They exude certitude in an age that reveres it, and views it as strength.

Will France fall into the trap of pitting ‘Islamism’ vs. ‘Nativism?’

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The brutal attack that took place in Paris Wednesday on the headquarters of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, leaving at least 12 dead and more than 20 injured, could lead to dreadful consequences.

The IAEA can’t guarantee any nuclear program is peaceful

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

By holding Iran to this impossible standard, the agency undercuts the likelihood of a nuclear deal.

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