Andy LeBlanc

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Why America Has a Mass Incarceration Problem, and Why Germany and the Netherlands Don't

Gay rights bill poised for Senate vote

If everything goes as planned, gay rights history will be made on Thursday in the Senate.<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday set up the the final series of votes for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — which prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or …

Is war with Iran inevitable?

Last time Obama tried to engage Iran, it led to the regime’s most serious popular crisis. Time to try again<p>Michael Axworthy<p>September 15, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “Revolutionary Iran”<p>The election of President Obama at the end of 2008 created a new predicament for the ruling group in Iran. …

A young Yemeni writer on the impact and morality of drone-bombing his country

Ibrahim Mothana is a 24-year-old Yemeni writer and activist. I first became aware of him when he wrote an extraordinary Op-Ed in the New York Times last year urging Americans to realize how self-destructive and counter-productive was Obama's escalating drone campaign in his country, writing:<p>Drone …

Everyone’s a Hypocrite on Voter IDs

Not sur­pris­ingly, Bill Clin­ton had the best line. At the 50th an­niversary of the March on Wash­ing­ton last month, the former pres­id­ent said …

Government

What’s Left? 40 Albums to Anticipate for the Rest of 2013

This year has already seen new releases from (ahem) David Bowie, Daft Punk, My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay Z, Nine Inch …

Decades of failures: Why the CIA keeps blowing it

<b>Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton, Paul Wolfowitz (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Greg Gibson/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Every failure has been rewarded with more money — and weakened America’s standing around the world<p>Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones<p>August 24, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “In Spies We Trust: The Story of …

NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files

Guardian editors on Tuesday revealed why and how the newspaper destroyed computer hard drives containing copies of some of the secret files leaked by Edward Snowden.<p>The decision was taken after a threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the extent of American …

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.<p>Although …

A Freudian analysis of sexting

<b>Sigmund Freud, Sydney Leathers (Wikimedia/Reuters)</b><p>Sexting isn’t a poor imitation of sex — it’s a whole different form of it<p>Sand Avidar-Walzer<p>August 1, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>What is a fantasy, exactly?<p>As we might expect, the question shows up frequently in the work of Sigmund Freud. In their 1968 essay …