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Why a Democrat Who Opposed the Iraq War Backs Intervening in Syria

With both Republicans and Democrats split over the prospect, a liberal supporter of American action against the Assad regime says the current situation is neither Iraq nor Rwanda.<p>The prospect of U.S. intervention in Syria has split both political parties even as it has become seemingly inevitable. …

Senator: Obama Administration Secretly Suspended Military Aid to Egypt

The White House has quietly suspended military aid to Egypt, Josh Rogin reports exclusively.<p>The U.S. government has decided privately to act as if …

There's A New Study That Says Welfare Pays Better Than Work — Here's Why It's Total Nonsense

They add up benefits available through eight programs to a low-income woman with two children, and find total benefit values well in excess of full-time minimum wage work, or even, in some states, middle-skill work.<p>The study is called "The Welfare-Versus-Work Tradeoff," and it's meant to show why …

Is Egypt’s blood on America’s hands?

Yet another American-sponsored military coup goes wrong, while we talk about our commitment to “democracy”<p>Barack Obama and John Kerry are not responsible for the massacre of hundreds of civilian protesters by the Egyptian military – at least not directly. But their hands are stained with Cairo’s …

Burglars return stolen goods to group that helps sexual assault survivors

The returned loot came with a note saying, “We hope you can continue to make a difference in people’s lives”<p>In what could be the nicest (and strangest) story you'll read all day, a group of thieves who lifted several computers from a Los Angeles office building returned the stolen goods after …

The 3 Terrorists From Al-Qaeda In Yemen Every American Should Know

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been the only part of al-Qaeda to show any operational capacity to launch attacks against the U.S. homeland over the past few years.

Limbaugh: “White race” should not “have guilt about slavery”

“If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians,” he said<p>On his Monday show, Rush Limbaugh ranted against "white guilt" and "Caucasians" getting "blamed for slavery when they've done more to end it than any other race, and within the bounds of the Constitution to …

Backstreet Boys' New Song Proves They're Still The Ultimate Boy Band

Check out an exclusive stream of their song "One Phone Call," off their upcoming 20th anniversary album.

Four Zimmerman Jurors Release Statement Pushing Back On Anonymous Juror's Anderson Cooper Interview

Four jurors from the George Zimmerman trial released a statement late Tuesday evening asking the press to respect their privacy — and rebutting some statements made by anonymous juror "B-37."<p>The anonymous juror has been the only juror from the trial to break her silence about the case, speaking out …

We want privacy from the government, but we're an open book on social media

I recently trailed a friend – inadvertently – through New York City, during a Facebook chat.<p>Each message he sent via the mobile app, Facebook …

Has The Arab Spring Failed?

<i>Despite the chaos, the blood and the democratic setbacks, this is a long process. Do not give up hope.</i><p>ROUGHLY two-and-a-half years after the revolutions in the Arab world, not a single country is yet plainly on course to become a stable, peaceful democracy. The countries that were more …

Obama urged to halt Ramadan force-feeding at Guantánamo

Islamic community leaders are calling on the Obama administration to rethink its policy of force-feeding hunger-striking detainees in Guantánamo …

GEOPOLITICAL GURU: 'The Army Risks Turning Egypt Into A Latter-Day Pakistan'

Demonstrations continued in Egypt on Friday, as Morsi supporters took to the streets demanding that he be reinstated.<p>Nomura's geopolitical analyst Alastair Newton writes that irrespective of how disappointing Morsi's rule had been, there is no reason to be optimistic about the turn of events.<p>He …

Obama silent over Egypt in muted Washington response to violence

Violence in Cairo was met with silence from Washington on Friday, as the Obama administration appeared to weigh its response to the evolving Egyptian …

Maid Of Honor's Hilarious Reception Rap Riffs On Eminem's "Without Me"

Best. little. sister. ever.<p>"Without Me"<p>Jennifer Gabrielli<p>Maid of Honor Speech<p>Two lovers in love walked down the aisle, down the aisle, down the aisle<p>Two lovers in love walked down the aisle, down the aisle, down the aisle<p>Guess who's here, to get wed<p>Cole and Blake, clap your hands<p>Cole and Blake,<p>Cole …

George W. Bush on Egypt: 'What You're Seeing Is an Evolution'

Former president tells ABC News' Jonathan Karl that democracies "take a while to take root."

Hillary Clinton: Why Women Must 'Dare To Compete' In Politics

Are female politicians doing enough to encourage other women to run for office?<p>In a conversation with a Toronto audience last week, Hillary Clinton ignited further speculation around a potential 2016 presidential run. “Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my …

27 Songs For A California State Of Mind

For the days when you need a little extra sunshine.

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

I know what Snowden’s feeling right now

When I blew the whistle on the State Department, I knew my life would never be the same. The fear was overwhelming<p>As a State Department whistleblower, I think a lot about Edward Snowden. I can’t help myself. My friendships with other whistleblowers like Tom Drake, Jesslyn Radack, Daniel Ellsberg, …

The Hillary Clinton 2016 fantasy

You have to wonder if there's already a committee planning Hillary Clinton's presidential inauguration festivities for 20 January 2017. According to …

3 biggest myths about immigration reform

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why naturalizing more immigrants will stimulate economic growth<p>Robert B. Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as …

We must hate our children

We crush them with debt to go to college — and today, rates are actually set to double. Are we out of our minds?<p>Next time you’re watching a college graduation, as you look out over the sea of caps and gowns, make sure you notice the ball and chain most graduates are wearing as they march onstage to …

27 Songs That Always Sound Better At Night

Let's go for a late night drive, shall we?