Ethan Eitutis

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As Violence Spikes in Some Cities, Is 'Ferguson Effect' to Blame?

Last month, authorities in Dallas noticed an uptick in violence that threatened to spoil the city's decade-long drop in crime.<p>Police Chief David Brown, an architect of the historic decline, responded by redeploying more officers into high-crime areas, noting that there was still plenty of time to …

Law Enforcement

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

Conservatives fear leaders soft on Obamacare

They’re intent on using a fast-track process to get a repeal bill on the president’s desk.<p>Many House conservatives backed the budget last month and spared GOP leaders another showdown with their right flank for one big reason: They were under the impression the spending blueprint would help them — …

Health Care

Good news for Rubio in GOP poll

It’s not clear if momentum is building behind Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for a run at the White House in 2016, but he has not turned off Republican voters. The junior senator from the Sunshine State led all other 2016 contenders among GOP primary voters, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News …

Government

In Historic Turn, CO2 Emissions Flatline in 2014, Even as Global Economy Grows

A key stumbling block in the effort to combat global warming has been the intimate link between greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth. When times are good and industries are thriving, global energy use traditionally increases and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions also go up. Only when …

Fossil Fuels

GOP Hates Obama More Than a Nuclear Iran

By telling Tehran not to negotiate with the president of the United States, the party threatens America’s status as global superpower.<p>That letter to …

Middle East

U.S. Sanctions Venezuela Officials, Calls Country a Threat

President Barack Obama signed an executive order declaring a national emergency with respect to Venezuela and imposing sanctions on seven officials there in response to the country's deteriorating human rights climate, the White House said Monday.<p>The White House said the decision to impose the …

Venezuela

Rubio tax plan takes aim at big business break

Sen. Marco Rubio is the first major 2016 presidential hopeful with a detailed tax plan, but the business community is not likely to be pleased.<p>The Florida Republican released his plan today with fellow conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). In a somewhat rare move, the plan would nix one major tax …

Retirement

Republicans see gold in Clinton emails

Democrats worry that the latest Clinton flap could linger for months.<p>Will emails be to Hillary Clinton what tax returns were to Mitt Romney?<p>Within hours of a report that Clinton had relied heavily on her personal email address while serving as secretary of state, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a …

Government

Google's internet balloons have stopped falling out the sky and suddenly look like they're going to be a huge business

Project Loon could be a $10 billion (£6.5 billion) per-year enterprise, the Verge writes. The balloons are an alternative to cell towers and other infrastructure that telecommunication companies would normally have to build to provide internet to remote segments of the planet. According to the …

In N.H., Rubio slams Democrats on Homeland Security Bill

HOLLIS, N.H. — Marco Rubio, making his first trip of the 2016 presidential cycle to New Hampshire on Monday, ripped into Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and half a dozen other Democrats who expressed reservations about President Barack Obama taking executive action on immigration last year only to vote …

Government

Microsoft Is The New Google, Google Is The Old Microsoft

A year is a long time in technology, but the past 12 months has seen one of the most surprising and exciting shake-ups in recent history: Microsoft and Google have swapped places.<p>In my opinion this is the current situation. In 2015 Satya Nadella led Microsoft has become a progressive, open, web …

Android News

GOP 2016: Playbook's Top 5 most likely to win

Our first ranking of the Republican presidential race.<p>The debut edition of our leader board of the Republicans most likely to win the presidential nomination, based on what we know now, shows the field may not be as big as most people think.<p><b>1) JEB BUSH (age 62, to Hillary’s 67):</b> He’s got money, …

Government

2016 Polls Show Clinton Leads in Key States, GOP Field Wide Open

Less than a year before the first presidential contests begin, a trio of new NBC News/Marist polls show that the Republican race is wide open in the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.<p>In fact, seven different possible Republican candidates get double-digit support in …

Government

What '16 Hopefuls Are Saying (And Not Saying) About Obama's War Authorization

The news yesterday that President Obama is asking Congress to vote on an authorization of force against ISIS isn’t just a White House and Capitol Hill story. It’s also a story for the still-developing 2016 race, because the next president will inherit this war against ISIS -- regardless if Congress …

Jeff Flake

'Made in China' Is Increasingly Becoming 'Made in USA'

Later this year along the banks of the James River outside Richmond, Virginia, a paper products maker based in northeastern China will begin construction on a new U.S. manufacturing plant. The factory will churn the region's straw and corn stalks into household products including napkins, tissue …

China

Why North Korea and Iran make nearly perfect partners

"It's very possible that the North Koreans are testing for two countries," a senior American official told the New York Times early in 2013—the other country being Iran. He spoke after an Israeli publication ran an article, "Why Iran Already Has the Bomb," which argued that North Korea and Iran …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Computer Science

Screening for jurors in 'American Sniper' slaying starts

DALLAS (AP) — Nearly 40 potential jurors were dismissed Thursday from the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting the former Navy SEAL who's the …

Crime

The GOP’s Flip-Flopping Cuban Heartthrob

The Florida senator and likely White House aspirant has found a way to disappoint everyone on immigration.<p>“I used to like him.”<p>This is the response I …

Immigration

Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’

Michael Schiavo knows as well as anyone what Jeb Bush can do with executive power. He thinks you ought to know too.<p>CLEARWATER, Fla.—Sitting recently on his brick back patio here, Michael Schiavo called Jeb Bush a vindictive, untrustworthy coward.<p>For years, the self-described “average Joe” felt …

Government

Carson draws raucous applause

Ben Carson on Saturday delivered a forceful defense of conservatism, arguing for dramatically scaling back the federal government and saying that he wouldn’t support Obamacare even if it worked.<p>Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who has become a darling among grassroots conservatives, drew raucous …

Government

DAVID GERGEN: Americans Should Sleep Well If It's Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush In 2016

Yes, Gergen said, it's odd that the United States has developed two political dynasties — the Clintons and the Bushes. And, yes, some people might be tired of that.<p>But, Gergen added, if the next two presidential candidates are Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, reasonable Americans should sleep …

Senate's marathon Keystone debate ends in anger

A seemingly endless series of votes and quorum calls leaves Democrats fuming.<p>The new, freewheeling Senate of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell presided over an agitated debate on the Keystone XL pipeline that churned into Friday’s wee hours and ended with aggrieved Democrats crying Koch.<p>Around …

Mitch McConnell

This Weird Tumbleweed Robot Might Change Planetary Exploration

A rolling sphere of rods and cables being developed by NASA takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.<p>As the Mars Curiosity rover's "Seven Minutes of Terror" video showed us, landing on a distant world can be extraordinarily difficult. Now scientists are envisioning a robot that could just be dropped …

Robotics