Kent Whatley

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The Death of Fun as We Know It

Our culture’s default mode of ‘All Politics, All The Time’ is tedious. We can do better.<p>These days, when people ask me what I do, I tend to brace …

IDF discloses scope of Israeli aid to Syrians afflicted by war

Israel has engaged in more than 110 new aid operations since August 2016.<p>><br>• ><p>IDF humanitarian aid operation for Syrians<p><i>IDF humanitarian aid operation</i> …

Middle East

Don’t Expect the Cities to Get Better

Freddie Gray is dead and Baltimore is enraged—but don’t expect Washington to make any meaningful progress on how we handle our blighted cities.<p>So …

Cloudy economy rains on Obama's parade

As the president touts improvement, jobs growth suddenly turns sluggish.<p>President Barack Obama is on the road this week talking up the United States economy. But he also appears increasingly aware that significant threats are building that could derail U.S. growth and make his last two years in …

Should texts, e-mail, tweets and Facebook posts be the new fingerprints in court?

Inside the debate over whether our language choices are as distinctive as our DNA.<p>In an episode of the CBS show “Criminal Minds” that aired last year , an FBI team is on a frantic hunt for a missing 4-year-old. The team soon realizes that the girl has been given away by a relative, Sue, and that …

Congress passes one-week DHS fix

Congress passes one-week stop-gap to avoid DHS shutdown as speculation grows about Boehner’s future.<p>The House voted late Friday to stave off a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security for another week, narrowly averting a funding lapse for the agency that has become the battleground over …