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Five reasons Hillary could be blowing it

Or, why Clinton fans might want to invest in mattress pads.<p>Everybody who has ever worked for Hillary Clinton, covered her, supported her with clutched rosary and gnarled innards through the darkest days — or even watched her with educated interest from afar — knew this moment would come.<p>With two …

Race had nothing to do with Minnesota shooting: police officer's lawyer

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop this week was reacting to the presence of a gun, not the man’s race, his lawyer said on Saturday.<p>Diamond Reynolds weeps after she recounts the incidents that led to the fatal shooting of her …

Law Enforcement

Is America's Foreign-Policy Pendulum Swinging Back to Intervention?

After Obama’s two terms in office, will his successor push America back toward a more robust engagement with the world?<p>American voters are fickle. They watch their presidents plunge into ill-advised wars, and then select successors who promise to bring the troops home. And they watch their …

What does strategic paralysis look like?

The Liberals have switched to more hardline messaging around asylum seekers, say pollsters and observers, as the government’s response has left it …

Behind the scenes of the UN General Assembly

Chris Christie: ‘Iran is a Greater Threat Than ISIS’

The New Jersey governor on foreign policy, Marco Rubio, and the fine art of ball breaking.<p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the semi-resurgent candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, came to Washington last week to address members of the Council on Foreign Relations (the …

Middle East

Full Interview: John Kasich on 'Meet the Press' - NBC News

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich talks with Chuck Todd about his recent comments to create a Judeo-Christian agency and the fight to defeat ISIS.

How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Undermine National Security and Harm Us All

<b>Garrisoning the Globe</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>With the U.S. military having withdrawn many of its forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, most Americans would be forgiven for being unaware that hundreds of U.S. bases and hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops still encircle the globe. Although few …

Death Of Woman Found Hanged In Texas Jail Cell Will Be Investigated As Murder

The death of a woman, who was found hanged in a Texas jail, will be investigated as a murder, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said during a press conference on Monday.<p>As NPR's Martin Kaste reported, this all started when an officer stopped Sandra Bland for allegedly failing to signal a …

20 striking photos of international borders from around the world

While some boundaries simply consist of markings on a road, in areas of political turmoil borders are marked by high fences and heavily guarded gates.<p>From the USA-Canada border, which spans over 5,000 miles, to satellite images that capture the brightly lit border of India and Pakistan at night, …

Toxic masculinity is killing men: The roots of male trauma

The three most destructive words a father or mother can tell their young son? “Be a man”<p>Kali Holloway<p>June 12, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>“The three most destructive words that every man receives when he’s a boy is when he’s told to 'be a man,'” —<i>Joe Ehrmann</i>, <i>coach</i> …

Psychology

Britain hid secret MI6 plan to break up Libya from US, Hillary Clinton told by confidant

Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time friend of the Clintons, claimed David Cameron backed a French plot to create a break away zone eastern Libya<p>Britain acted deceitfully in Libya and David Cameron authorised an MI6 plan to "break up" the country, a close confidante of <b>Hillary Clinton</b> claimed in a series …

The American empire is over: Afghanistan, China and our new bystander status

After a decade plus of war, the U.S. can only watch as China brokers Afghan peace. Here’s where we went so wrong<p>Dilip Hiro<p>April 2, 2015 6:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its …

Afghanistan

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>Now that 2015 is here, we've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about what the world will look like 35 years from now.<p><i>Corey Adwar</i> …

Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was intended as a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.<p>But the …

After Years Of Muddled Policy, Here's Why Turkey's Cautiously Joining The Fight Against ISIS In Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, for example, has criticized the ideology of the foundational Islamist thinker Sayyid Qutb's and believes that his understanding of Islam is incorrect. Davutoglu, who is the architect of current Turkish foreign policy, argues that Qutb's concept of Islam is …

How to wreck the GOP in 3 easy steps!

<b>Ted Cruz, Barack Obama, Rand Paul (Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Yuri Gripas/AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Congress is a mess, but that doesn’t mean Obama is powerless. Now’s the time for change — and here’s how to make it<p>Thomas Frank<p>August 17, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>President Obama is in the …