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Meet Senator Robert Menendez’s ‘friend with benefits’

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Politicians like Menendez insist that what appears to be undue influence is really just the reciprocal kindness of friends.

An Islamic Reformation is the world’s best chance for peace

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Islam did not join the renaissance, the rebirth, of Judaic and Christian cultures that began at the end of the 1500s and then evolved over centuries.

How Obama could help solve the ‘dark money’ problem

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

He can issue an executive order requiring the pol?itical spending of government contractors, which includes many of the biggest U.S. corporations, be disclosed.

Why Arab states have chosen now to build a joint military

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Riyadh’s biggest worry is Iran’s expanding political influence in Arab lands, especially in its neighborhood.

Who’s right in Indiana? Believers aren’t homophobic thugs, and service isn’t complicity

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Indiana’s RFRA, like others, is both a “license to discriminate” and a “protection of religious freedom.”

No justification for terror in any religion

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

There is no true religion that does not regard the sanctity of human life as one of its highest values, and Islam is no exception.

Options for the U.S. if Iran breaks a nuclear deal

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Lessons can be learned from a serious nonproliferation failure: Mao Tse-Tung’s China and its quest for the bomb.

Two-step approach to preventing next Germanwings disaster

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Start by expanding psychological screenings for pilots and other professionals.

If you eat meat in the United States, buyer beware

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The European Union, China and Russia have decided certain drugs have no place in agriculture. Why do U.S. farmers still use them on pigs and cattle?

Americans see Putin as only slightly more imminent threat than Obama

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

People in the United States feel under threat, both from beyond our borders and within them.

If Shi’ite militias beat Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq will still lose

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Here is a new Iraqi paradox: whatever progress the Shi'ite Muslim-dominated Baghdad government makes against jihadi insurgents occupying large swathes of north-western Iraq, it is simultaneously undermining what is left of the Iraqi state

Who’s fighting for whom in Yemen’s proxy war?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

While the war in Yemen shares similarities with other conflicts in the Arab world, it is the role of foreign powers in Yemen’s descent into leaderless chaos that is particularly striking.

How Yemen became the front line of a Mideast-wide war

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The conflict in Yemen is complex, with a shifting set of alliances. President Hadi and his supporters, who are mostly Sunni Muslims, are backed by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. The Houthis, who belong to a sect of Shi’ite Islam called Zaydis, are allies of Shi’ite-led Iran, the regional rival of Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab states.

Cinderella’s new moral: Be rich or be a pumpkin

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Unless you have a fortune or a fairy godmother, you’re probably out of luck.

No, the college your kids go to won’t decide their destiny

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, himself a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, thinks it’s time to take much of the anxiety out of the college admittance process.

Burying Richard III, England’s last post-apocalyptic warlord

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The death in battle of a king known to history for badly needing a horse and for a hunched back, marked the end of the medieval period in England. It was a battle in which a Roman legion might have felt right at home.

Arming America’s allies is risky any way you do it

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Any time Washington gives its allies U.S.-made military hardware, there’s a chance the enemy could get its hands on the stuff.

Obama is channeling Republican security strategy

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Today’s GOP does not give Barack Obama credit for continuing the pattern set by many successful Republican presidents.

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