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A glimpse of New York City’s softer side.
The governor of New York created an independent commission to root out corruption in Albany, but he blocked investigations of his own office behind the scenes.
The brutal crackdown by Sunni extremists deserves the strongest possible international condemnation.
Federal prosecutors are abusing the most important privilege in the American legal system by accessing emails between inmates and their attorneys.
Correction officers believe they can act with impunity.
Take advantage of our energy boom. Lift the ’70s-era export ban.
The best antidote to illegal immigration is a functioning system of legal immigration.
The most provincial U.S. president in at least a century.
A rapid appeal from the Fourth Circuit would be a legal and public service.
The Fed's ad hoc departures from rule-based monetary policy has hurt the economy.
The seas part and the SEC removes an implied federal guarantee.
Russian missiles, tanks and guns keep coming over the Ukraine border.
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was convicted Wednesday on four counts of voter fraud and perjury for lying about where he lived when he ran for office in 2007 and 2009. He was acquitted of 12 other related charges. The mixed verdict should not obscure the larger issue, which...
Republicans are focused on the wrong set of children — and on the wrong set of voters. Instead of raising a hue and cry over the “threat” represented by thousands of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from Central America, they should be mindful of the millions of children already here...
Amid a week of unrelentingly grim news, a buoyant countercurrent has emerged. Over the course of eight days, July 14 to 21, the song parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic released eight videos promoting his new album, "Mandatory Fun."
Democracy prevailed in Indonesia this week. Now leaders there and around the world must quickly get behind the country's president-elect.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has been a called an agency in "turmoil" by its own former director. Multiple reports and investigations in recent years have described a department unwilling or unable to enforce environmental laws or to properly regulate hazardous waste...
What does transgenderism have in common with drug abuse and schizophrenia? According to the Department of Defense, they are all reasons to bar people from military service.
If the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 fails to result in much tougher sanctions against Russia, there's a potentially unpleasant explanation: The most powerful Western countries didn't have enough of their own citizens on board.
To dodge taxes, more U.S. companies eye moving abroadU.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has proposed a way to deter U.S. companies from moving abroad to dodge taxes. He agrees America's tax code needs to be simplified.
Chicago Ald. Leslie Hairston addresses why businesses are reluctant to invest in black communities.
Two courts had two different rulings on the same issue on Tuesday, but if the decision by the appellate panel in the District of Columbia is ultimately upheld, that could force a fundamental reconsideration of Obamacare.
Remember Columbine? Remember the novelty of it all?
A character on "Orange Is the New Black" makes me think anew about my unusual first name.
Would the dysfunction of U.S. politics be dispelled if we got rid of partisan primaries? That’s the contention of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). In an op-ed for the New York Times, Schumer argued that the primary system in most states, in which voters choose nominees for their respective parties who then run head to head in November, gives too much weight to the party faithful, who are inclined to select candidates who veer either far right or far left. The cure Schumer proposes for this ill is the “jungle primary,” in which all primary candidates, regardless of party, appear on the same ballot, with the top two finishers, again regardless of party, advancing to the general election. Read full article >>
President Obama’s plan to transform the U.S. health-care market is once again in trouble. This time, two Republican-appointed judges on a federal appeals court have invalidated a key portion of the program. Read full article >>
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their side in the elected branches of our government. Read full article >>
MENLO PARK, Calif. Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months. Besides, his don’t-fence-me-in libertarian conservatism was ahead of its time. His agenda, however, was to change his party’s national brand. Read full article >>
Corporate America’s latest public relations disaster comes under the banner of “tax inversion.” In an inversion, a U.S. company shifts its legal headquarters to a country with a lower tax rate. Just last week, the U.S. drug maker AbbVie agreed to buy a foreign firm, Shire, in part to reduce its corporate tax rate, which is expected to drop from 22 percent to 13 percent. In most inversions, companies keep their headquarters’ physical activities — the people, the buildings — in the United States, as would AbbVie. Still, the practice has understandably provoked a furious backlash. Read full article >>
Given recent German indignation about the National Security Agency, it has been easy to overlook the fact that for decades the German government has cooperated extensively with the NSA on surveillance activities. But after a high-level meeting in Berlin this week, this long-standing but veiled cooperation may have a firmer legal and political base. Read full article >>
CEO Mary Barra is hardly keeping her word to be 'fully transparent.'   
Excerpts from CEO's testimony to a Senate subcommittee last week.   
Let's re-conceive the federal government's role in providing a safety net for the poor.   
Hasty decision to ground flights to Israel hurts hopes for a two-state solution.   
What foreign newspapers are saying about Malaysia jetliner and Russia.   
Texas senator blames DACA for flood of kids at the border. Program is not at fault.   
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