Mary Papenthien

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5 bogus libertarian talking points

People without arguments often resort to personal attacks or pleasant sounding nonsense<p>Free-market libertarians go to outrageous extremes to convince themselves and others of the infallibility of the market. Even when opposing evidence smacks them in the face, they conjure up sound bites that seem …

The Right’s Sickening Syria Spin

The Syria arms deal struck between the U.S. and Russia isn’t perfect, but hardly anything in.<p>I don’t know about you, but I’m not very interested in …

7 crazy right wing statements from just last week

Ted Cruz wishes America had 100 more senators like Jesse Helms. And more<p><b>1. Ted Cruz: We need 100 more like Jesse Helms in the Senate</b>.<p>Ted Cruz gave a huge shout-out to North Carolina’s late unrepentant racist senator, Jesse Helms. Granted, it was at the Heritage Foundation’s annual Helms lecture, so …

Up to Speed: 4 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-Russia Agreement

Will it work? From the plan’s ambitious scope to the rebels’ anger, Eli Lake gets you up to speed.<p>In the coming days, the Syrian government is …

The Most Heartwarming Moment In U.S.–Russia Relations Ever

It will make you cry.

Mann and Ornstein: “Brighter future for politics and policy requires a different Republican Party”

The Republicans have become a party beholden to zealots — with little respect for science, facts or compromise<p>From the perspective of November 7, the day after the election, change looked promising. Barack Obama won a second term with a clear majority and, in the process, became the first president …

US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons on the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.<p>Syria has one week to comply. And if Syrian leaders fail to comply, the United States and Russia …

Will New iPhone Colors Create A Hierarchy Among Users?

After Apple's announcement this week, choosing which iPhone to buy won't be such a black-and-white decision.<p>Buyers now have a cheaper, albeit more colorful option in the iPhone 5c (starting at $99, with a contract), which comes in white, blue, pink, green or yellow. Deciding to go with the newest …

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

U.S. & Russia Reach Deal On Syria, We Breathe A Brief Sigh Of Relief

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced earlier today that they've agreed on a plan to remove Syria's …

John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack

The US secretary of state has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack. But John Kerry added that he had no expectation that the Syrian leader would comply.<p>Kerry also said he had no doubt that Assad was responsible …

107-Year-Old Man Dies In Shootout with SWAT Team

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In Pine Bluff, Arkansas on Sunday, a 107-year-old man was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire …

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