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One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that the U.S. needs to stop running Internet security like a Wikipedia volunteer project.

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That Sean Hannity and other far right-wing pundits are supporting the regional militiamen and their mooching hero rather than the U.S. government gives you an idea what side they’d be on if they were in Pakistan.

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The rise of thousands of vigilantes bearing assault rifles to rout a drug cartel in western Mexico’s Michoacan state has presented the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto with a policy nightmare.

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Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday condemned a U.S. airstrike in an eastern border province that allegedly killed a woman and two of her children.

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The American people don’t want to fight the Russians, and the Russians would be mad to attack NATO forces or the Baltic States. But I am sure there are people in Moscow just like the people in Washington who say “if we don’t follow through—if we don’t ‘stand our ground’—we’ll lose our credibility.”

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All the naysaying in the world can’t drown out mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, is a real success.

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It’s tax time again, April 15, when our minds turn toward paying the taxes we owe or possibly getting a tax refund.

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Should She Stay or Should She Go? The Debate Over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Retirement

It should come as no surprise that Ginsburg is at the center of a roiling debate among left-leaning lawyers, scholars and legal commentators as to whether the time has come for her to retire in order to permit a Democratic president, Barack Obama, to nominate her successor.
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The Chocolate King and the Gas Princess

In the midst of unrest in Eastern Ukraine and the threat of a new Russian intervention, the transitional government in Kiev is preparing for the election of a new president on May 25.

The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies (VIDEO)

In "Moby Dick," Herman Melville makes our murderous obsessions, our hubris, violent impulses, moral weakness and inevitable self-destruction visible in his chronicle of a whaling voyage. He is our foremost oracle.
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Greenwald, Poitras: ‘This Award Is for Snowden’

In their first return to the U.S. since exposing the NSA’s mass surveillance operations, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras received the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting in New York City on Friday.

Greenwald, Poitras: ‘This Award Is for Snowden’

If you’re looking to get depressed, listen to a crowd of Seattle residents cheer a couple of conservatives demanding that their fellow Americans be deprived of a measly $6 raise in the minimum wage.

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