Kevin D. Mayer

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Transparency Troubles: Secrecy concerns mount for Obama in 2nd term

Secret courts. Secret emails. Phone surveillance. Drones. The list of cloak-and-dagger tactics employed by the Obama administration -- and those that preceded it -- keeps growing, as NSA leaker Ed Snowden feeds classified materials to the media and other reports show the extent of the U.S. …

Not This Again: The Ghost of Past Injustices, from the Draft Riots to Trayvon

This has happened before, from Emmett Till to Amadou Diallo. Herb Boyd on the lack of justice for black Americans.<p>Like many Americans, my sleep was …

Do media treat Michelle Obama like the new Jackie Kennedy?

Not since Jackie's Camelot days in the Kennedy administration has a first lady so captured public attention and respectful coverage by much of the …

Zimmerman not guilty: Victory for new kind of civil rights era?

Persecution of lawful gun owners is the new civil rights battle, many Americans claim. George Zimmerman just became their icon.<p>ATLANTA — Part of …

Snowden revelations: What more does he have?

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says the former NSA contractor has 'thousands of documents' that detail how the security agency operates.<p><i>• A daily summary</i> …

How to Make Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>This is the best way to serve corn, period.</b><p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I know that's a bold statement, but it's one I've backed up with years of detailed scientific studies on the eating habits of my wife and …

US under pressure to bring federal charges against George Zimmerman

The Obama administration was facing intense pressure on Monday to bring a federal prosecution against George Zimmerman, acquitted of murdering the …