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John McCain, keeper of American ideals

It turns out that John McCain’s most important service to American democracy was not rendered in a POW camp in Vietnam. It’s being rendered right now …

US elections 2016: ‘The system is rigged, the government coin-operated’

A few years ago, CBS News conducted a poll about Americans’ perception of government. The headline of the resulting story: Alienated nation: Americans complain of government disconnect.<p>The first sentence reads: “Americans see their leaders in Washington as overpaid agents of wealthy individuals and …

Middle-class

GOP Field Narrows to Five

It's been a few weeks since I surveyed the Republican presidential field, but recent developments seem to indicate it's time to take another look. Mostly this is because the mainstream media all seem to be ignoring an actual story (even a horserace story!), to instead focus on an artificial …

Rubio fights back to defend financial past

The Florida senator has brushed off attacks about his money management before, but he's now in a bigger and heavier-hitting league.<p>Marco Rubio’s financial past is coming back to haunt him, and the Florida senator is ramping up his counterattack, trying to make a line stick that he’s just like …

Marco Rubio is gaining in a key metric that reliably predicts who wins presidential nominations

On Wednesday, Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) announced that he is supporting Rubio for president. Risch is the third senator to come out in favor of Rubio in three days, following the endorsements of Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) on Tuesday and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) on Monday.<p>Many electoral …

Tech companies are lining up to slam a proposed US cybersecurity bill

As The Washington Post reports, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) has bipartisan backing and is due to be voted on next week — but is prompting significant opposition from the tech industry. Apple and Dropbox are the latest to challenge the proposed legislation, and join a chorus of …

Privacy

Toyota to launch first driverless car in 2020

Gallery: Toyota to launch first driverless car in 2020<p>Gallery: Toyota to launch first driverless car in 2020<p>+ 6<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>Toyota will launch its first …

Bobby Jindal Blames 'Cultural Rot' For Oregon Shooting

What about gun violence?<p>Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) blames the murder of nine people at an Oregon community college on abortion, single motherhood, and the deceased shooter's father.<p>In a lengthy blog post published Tuesday, the presidential contender laid out why “cultural rot,” not gun …

Bobby Jindal can’t get more despicable than this: His ugly response to the Oregon shooting is why he deserves to be losing

<b>(AP/Aj Mast)</b><p>The presidential wannabe has endorsed discrimination, creationism & Islamophobia — but this is Jindal at his worst<p>Sean Illing<p>October 7, 2015 7:45pm (UTC)<p>If you’re one of those liberal morons who believes in personal responsibility or who thinks guns and mental health and our copycat …

Ben Carson Suggests Some 'Lifestyles' Are More Valuable Than Others

He said "intact traditional families" are best for children, "so let's stop pretending everything is of equal value."<p>GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, calling for a focus on families with "traditional, intact values," said Wednesday that not "every lifestyle is exactly of the same value," and …

Lawmakers reach major bipartisan breakthrough in criminal justice reform

Top Senate Republicans and Democrats have reached a bipartisan deal on criminal justice reform, a breakthrough that has been years in the making. The …

Is Ted Cruz Defining Politics Down?

There was a time—how often has this sentence been written?—when the Republican Party stood for certain ideas, even if they sometimes contradicted each other: for instance, antipathy toward high marginal tax rates <i>and</i> a belief in balanced budgets. On issues involving national security and economic …

Marco Rubio shows other Republicans how to respond to Black Lives Matter

Republican presidential candidates have thus far generally treated the Black Lives Matter movement unfavorably — outright ignoring the cause or blaming the protests for a (nonexistent) rise in anti-police violence.<p>But in a largely unnoticed appearance on Fox News's <i>The Kelly File</i> in August — …

The best emails from the US State Department's massive Hillary Clinton document dump

There were several interesting revelations, including a bump in the number of classified emails that were a part of Clinton's release, as well as an email about how Clinton was unhappy about the decision to make passport applications forms gender neutral.<p>As with the past several email dumps, most …

3 desperate ways the U.S. clings to the myth of American exceptionalism

The American empire has been reduced to dust. All that remains is the stale jingoism of our Republican candidates<p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph …

Millions face hunger due to climate change, 'super El Nino': Oxfam

By Joseph D'Urso<p>LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 10 million poor people face hunger this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains linked to record global temperatures and an expected "super" version of the evolving El Nino weather pattern, aid charity Oxfam has warned.<p>In …