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Best Charlottes ever

The newest British royal is named "Charlotte" - a strong name with a ton of notable owners throughout history - here's a best of

MSM’s platform for Pamela Geller is equivalent to normalizing David Duke and Nazis

NYT and MSNBC should be a little bit more careful about who they're jumping to defend. Pamela Geller is not attacking jihadists. She is attacking Islam, a world religion, with more than 1 billion adherents, and saying that that religion is essentially evil. And she's on US TV! Imagine them giving the mike to David Duke

Milder spring promises more Europe migrant deaths

After thousands were rescued in just three days off Italy alone, Europe begins realizing the scale of the crisis on its hands

Carly Fiorina for President: What You Need to Know

James M. Lindsay Carly Fiorina, United States Could she be the next President?  Ten. That’s the number of successive presidents who have come to the White House having previously held elective office. Carly Fiorina hopes to break that string. Show More Summary

Report: Murder suspect gave plagiarized eulogy

South African man reportedly cut and pasted his wife's eulogy from online source, then was charged with killing her

Republicans Should Finally Abandon Benghazi and Talk About Hillary's Other Foibles

In the new book, The Great War of Our Time (excerpts in the New York Times), Michael J. Morell, former Deputy Director of the C.I.A., exonerates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (now National Security Adviser) Susan Rice of skullduggery in dealing with the attack on the U.S. Show More Summary

Watch Ian Bremmer Discuss America’s Role as World Superpower

As the world's only superpower, Bremmer argues that the United States must look towards the next stage of China's rise

Rights group claims Saudis use cluster bombs in Yemen

Human Rights Watch says U.S. supplied Saudi Arabia with controversial cluster munitions, which can kill civilians after conflict ends

Why the New U.S.-Japan Security and Trade Pacts Will Incur China's Wrath

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the U.S. was not just about symbolism. What is more important is the dramatic substantive strengthening of U.S.-Japan alliance because of the new U.S.-Japan Joint Defense Guidelines that Washington...Show More Summary

‘NY Review of Books’ says Tony Judt didn’t really mean it when he called for the end of a Jewish state

Five years after Tony Judt's death, Jonathan Freedland reports in the NY Review of Books that based on a meeting he had with Judt, Judt only intended his 2003 essay calling for a binational state in Israel and Palestine as a "provocation" intended to gin up the piece process. Horseshit.

Palestinian actor on Israel’s top tv show sets off uproar over the occupation

Hisham Suleiman is an Palestinian Israeli actor from Nazareth and one of the stars of "Fauda" a political thriller television series that is the most popular show in Israel. An interview with him published last weekend in Yedioth Ahronoth,...Show More Summary

Refugees Drawn by Europe Magnet

So long as Europe beckons like a golden magnet on the northern horizon over the Mediterranean Sea, Euro warships may rescue many migrants from drowning but will not be able to stem the demographic tide. In fact, the more folks that are...Show More Summary

As ISIS gains power, al Qaeda changes tactics

Many had hoped a battle for recruits and prestige between the top terrorist groups would weaken al Qaeda, but they appear to be growing stronger

Pax Sinica in the South China Sea: End of American Hegemony in Asia?

The United States may no longer be the economic pivot of Asia. It was left isolated and embittered, when practically all of its allies and strategic partners decided to join the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in what looked like nothing less than a strategic coup de grace against American leadership in the region. Show More Summary

Iran bans “devil worshiping” hairstyles and all tattoos

Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments are also being outlawed. Jagged haircuts have become fashionable among all strata of Iran’s youthful population in recent years, but have divided opinion and been deemed by the authorities as western […]

London reacts to the name of the newest royal family member

Britain is all abuzz after Prince William and Duchess Kate announced the name of their newborn daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. CBS News' Elizabeth Palmer describes the scene at Kensington Palace in London.

New royal princess bears the name of grandmum, late Princess Diana

Britain’s new princess has been named as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace said on its Twitter account on Monday, a choice of names that honors the baby’s late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth. The daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of […]

Afghan Talks Agree on Reopening Taliban Political Office

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign...Show More Summary

Why the U.S. and Japan Should Lead in the Pacific

At World War II's close in the Pacific, we Japanese, with feelings of deep remorse, embarked on the path of rebuilding and renewing our country. Our predecessors' actions brought great suffering to Asia's peoples, and we must never avert our eyes from that. Show More Summary

‘Washington Post’ buries Carter’s statement that ‘situation in Gaza is intolerable’ in last paragraph

Jimmy Carter's statement that Gaza situation is "intolerable" is lead of Guardian story, last paragraph of Washington Post. And you wonder why Washington is in a bubble

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