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John McCain Is the Latest Senior Senator to Have Had Enough of Junior Ted Cruz

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For two days John McCain and Ted Cruz have been fighting on the Senate floor over the rules for …

Prayers for Oklahoma: Wolf Blitzer and other journalists should leave God and miracles out of natural disasters.

Yesterday, while trekking through the rubble from Monday’s horrific tornado in Moore, Okla., CNN’s Wolf Blitzer stopped to interview a survivor …

Noe Valley wants a park, not parking

The Noe Valley Town Square is all but a done deal.<p>On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to approve the purchase of a parking lot on 24th …

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Global War on Terror, R.I.P.

<i>US Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment duck their heads in the back of a Humvee as smoke and dust rise from a roadside bomb. (AP</i> …

The Most Terrifying Description of Ocean Swimming I've Ever Read

A marathon swimmer meets a tough, weird little shark in the middle of the night.<p>You ever heard of the cookiecutter shark, <i>Isistius brasiliensis</i>? I hadn't either until Phenomena's Ed Yong told me about it today. "It's a small cat-sized animal with chocolate-coloured skin, a rounded snout, and large …

Millions of Americans will cross 'structurally deficient' bridges this weekend

The Washington state bridge collapse that spilled two cars into the Skagit River could give Americans pause as they hit the roads for Memorial Day holiday travel.<p>With good reason.<p>This weekend, millions will cross 66,000 bridges that the federal government has deemed "structurally deficient," …

Help economy by promoting tourism

In these times of partisan rancor over how to control the federal budget and grow the economy, there is an obvious tool that does both in a bipartisan way — and it resonates with people and businesses from Mobile to Monterrey.<p>An article earlier this year in The Washington Post Business section …

Travelers face security squeeze again

For Americans at airports, train stadiums and sporting arenas, the post-Boston reality will mean beefed-up security patrols, bomb-sniffing dogs and the occasional false alarm.<p>A day after the attack on the Boston Marathon, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced she is stepping up …

Bipartisan Elites: Yes, the Bush Administration Totally Tortured

Centrist, establishment types detail brutal, illegal interrogation tactics in a new reckoning.<p>Reuters<p>A dozen years after 9/11, many movement conservatives still want to have it both ways. They want to insist that the Bush Administration was correct to strap prisoners down, prevent them from …

Like Modern GOP, Gilded Age Oligarchs Gerrymandered to Thwart Democracy

<i>John Boehner speaks next to Mitch McConnell and other Republican members of Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh).</i><p>Next year, even if voters cast millions …

Air Travel as 'Rashomon': Mammoth Wrap-up of United Airlines Theories

Many ways of viewing one fateful flight. Were you aboard? If so, please let us know!<p>The crunch time is at hand for a "real" article, so I will be away from this space for a number of days. Much like a python sending a whole pig through its system as long-term sustenance, I offer here a bolus of …