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Samantha Power: I’m a “humanitarian hawk”

The next ambassador to the UN reflects on the need to combat genocide and other human rights abuses<p>President Obama nominated Samantha Power to be the next American ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday. As a journalist, academic, and sometime presidential advisor, she has consistently …

Verizon's Phone Record Scandal Is No Surprise

<b>The news that</b> Verizon has beenhelping the National Security Agency by handing over the phone records of tens of millions of Americans would come as a shock, if anything like that came as a shock any more. Verizon, of course, was cooperating because it had been issued an order by the Foreign …

Aung San Suu Kyi: I want to run for president

Aung San Suu Kyi has declared her intention to run for the presidency as she sets her sights on elections due to be held in Burma in 2015.<p>Addressing world leaders and heads of business at a major forum in the capital Naypyidaw, the Nobel Peace laureate called for the amendment of the …

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E.W. Jackson: Yoga leads to Satan

E.W. Jackson, the Virginia GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, suggested that yoga could open individuals to Satan, according to a report.<p>Accompanying a profile of Jackson, who has been a thorn in the side of GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli, the National Review’s Betsy Woodruff on …

Zimmerman hearing heats up as lawyers spar

A pre-trial hearing in the George Zimmerman case got heated Thursday as defense lawyers charged that Florida prosecutors have withheld photos of guns taken from Trayvon Martin’s phone.<p>"We caught you hiding the information and confronted you about it and you never gave it to us," Zimmerman attorney …

Anger swells after NSA phone records court order revelations

The scale of America's surveillance state was laid bare on Thursday as senior politicians revealed that the US counter-terrorism effort had swept up …