Christopher Grant

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Hillary Clinton makes big statement on NSA spying

The former secretary of state makes some surprising comments in a campaign stop with NSA critic Mark Udall<p>Hillary Clinton, one of the Democratic Party's leading national security hawks, lauded Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado on Tuesday for his work on National Security Agency (NSA) …

China executed 2,400 people in 2013: report

The world's top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing tries to keep a state secret.<p>The Dui Hua Foundation said on Tuesday that the figure had gone down by 20 percent since 2012, but China is so sensitive about …

GOP’s minimum wage disaster: How Chris Christie and Scott Walker are stepping in it

Their cruel, clueless minimum wage stance is bad politics and worse policy — but they won’t hear of it!<p>Buoyed by surveys showing that voters overwhelmingly support raising the federal minimum wage, Democrats have held Republicans' feet to the fire this year, pressing GOP candidates and …

Pat Buchanan: I’m more Catholic than the pope

The right-wing pundit clutches his pearls amid signs that the pope seeks a more inclusive church<p>Don't count paleoconservative pundit Pat Buchanan as a friend of Pope Francis.<p>In his latest syndicated column, the longtime social conservative scold lambastes Francis for sowing "confusion among the …

The Traffic Laws of Sexual Culture

Will affirmative consent make women more comfortable displaying a green light? Several readers think so.<p>Yesterday, I shared the thoughts of a recent college grad who gave his reasons for abandoning affirmative consent. As he told it, women were more often frustrated by his deference than …

Michele Bachmann May Be Islamic State Target

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who has previously made vocal and sometimes ill-informed condemnations of radical Islam, is at risk of being targeted by the Islamic State organization, law enforcement officials have told Politico.<p>The officials confirmed to Politico that Bachmann …