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Defeating ISIS: With Whose Boots on the Ground?

America is partnering with Iran to fight the Islamic State, whether the U.S. admits it or not.<p>President Obama’s strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS has become the target of heated criticism, not only from partisan opponents but from many of his supporters as well. Categorically ruling …

Pentagon watchdogs scrutinize states' push toward online voting

Nevada’s election chief says the state’s much-ballyhooed new system for electronically delivering absentee ballots to troops and other citizens …

Don't Want Nude Selfies Stolen? Don't Let Cops See Your Phone

None of the officers have been charged so far, but last week CHP Officer Sean Harrington, 35, confessed to stealing nude photos of a woman he …

Make America Safer: Shut Down the Department of Homeland Security

Congress created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2002 by combining 22 agencies that are responsible for a vast array of activities. …

Alabama cop charged with raping woman following arrest on child sex abuse charges

An Alabama police officer was arrested on rape charges less than two weeks after his arrest on child sex abuse charges.<p>Joshua Herbinger, a crime …

Cop Shoots 'Aggressive' 6-Month-Old Puppy, Gets Paid Leave

Maximus and two other pit bulls escaped Henderson's property while she was shopping for school supplies for her kids in August. Officer Kevin Dupre …

Jay Austin's Beautiful, Illegal Tiny House

Can Civilization Survive ''Really Existing Capitalism''? An Interview With Noam Chomsky

For decades now, Noam Chomsky has been widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive (linguist, philosopher, social and political critic) …

Geopolitics

US can’t take the lead on recognising Palestine

Benedict Birnberg (Letters, 29 September) questions my assertion that the US administration’s hands are tied by Congress on the recognition of Palestine. I’m sure his constitutional arguments are correct. President Truman did not wait for Congress before recognising Israel in 1948 – though he …

How to Defeat ISIS, According to Ted Cruz

Why the senator’s brand of foreign policy is dangerous<p>The Republican Party is divided on foreign policy. There are “interventionists” like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who want America to more aggressively wage war—either directly or via proxies—in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and …

New Afghanistan pact means America's longest war will last until at least 2024

Bilateral security deal ensures that President Obama will pass off the Afghanistan war and his new war in Iraq and Syria to his successor<p>The longest war in American history will last at least another decade, according to the terms of a garrisoning deal for US forces signed by the new Afghanistan …

N.H. Cop Involved in Ridiculous and Deadly Drug Bust Could Get Job Back Despite Being Fired for Pattern of Misconduct

Earlier this year the attorney general’s office in New Hampshire decided it did not have enough evidence to prosecute anyone involved in the …

‘Take back our tanks’: Police can’t get rid of military gear in Ferguson aftermath

Police departments that have been slammed for increased militarization through the Defense Department’s surplus equipment program now have a new …

‘Muslim Free Zone’: Arkansas gun range bans Islamic customers

A gun range in Arkansas is stirring up controversy across the United States after it banned Muslims from using the establishment following alleged …

New York Police Killing of Eric Garner Spurs Debate on Chokeholds and Filming Officer Misconduct

After a New York City medical examiner rules homicide in the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police, we look at the growing concern over the use …

Justice

Brutal Treatment of Kids at Rikers Island Jail ''Inspired by Lord of the Flies,'' Says DOJ

Detailed aerial photo of Rikers Island in New York City. (Photo: USGS / CC)New York City's Rikers Island complex is one of the most notorious jails …

New York City

The Dumpster Fire of Obama's Moral Authority

President Obama briefs the press on the economy and foreign policy issues at the White House, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (Screengrab via …

Obama Administration

Obama administration accused of stonewalling internal investigations

Dozens of United States inspectors general are protesting what they see as efforts by the Obama administration to impede or stall their …