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Indefensible Policies: Our Commander-in-Chief Retreats As Putin's Missile Programs Advance

There was no audible outcry from the White House or mainstream media regarding last month’s Russian flight test launch of a Yars-M road-mobile missile from their Kapustin Yar cosmodome to an impact range at Sary Shagan, about 1,242 miles away. Nor has there been much press attention to the fact …

A Must-Read For Anyone Who Thinks Sequestration Doesn't Matter

Some warned that the automatic budget cuts — which were required by 2011's debt ceiling deal — would send the economy back into recession.<p>For whatever reason, those dire predictions haven't panned out. Whether it's easy monetary policy, or rising home prices, or something else, the economy seems to …

Economics

How Much Is About Florida Law?

TPM Reader <i>DD</i> writes in from Wisconsin. Going on the below, I’d be curious to hear from lawyers in other jurisdictions how distinct Florida law seems …

White supremacy, meet black rage

How does black life come to have value in a white supremacist system, where the rules only apply to us?<p>Yesterday, six women in the state of Florida, five of them white, made clear that the inherent value of black life and black personhood is legally indefensible.<p>The legal sanctioning of George …

iPhone 5 still tops, but Galaxy S4 helps Samsung gain share, analyst says

The iPhone 5 is the world's top-selling smartphone, according to Canaccord Genuity, but the Galaxy S4 has put pressure on Apple around the globe.<p>Apple's iPhone 5 can't be beaten -- for now.<p>In a research note to investors on Wednesday, analyst Canaccord Genuity reported that in June, the iPhone 5 …

Wal-Mart Says It Will Pull Out Of Washington DC If The City's 'Living Wage' Bill Passes

A team of Wal-Mart officials, lobbyists, and executives delivered the ultimatum to the D.C. Council yesterday, reports Mike DeBonis at The Washington Post.<p>The city council is voting on a bill that would require large retailers to pay employees at least $12.50 an hour. The current minimum wage is …

Walmart

As Standoff Continues, Student-Loan Fix Fails in Senate

Interest rates on subsidized student loans have doubled, but Congress has shown no signs that it will send a fix to the president's desk any time …

Angus King

George W. Bush Is Back (Sort Of)

He's inching back into view, but so slowly he's unlikely to have much influence on a party that's moved on without him -- at least when it comes to immigration.<p>George W. Bush poses for a photo with Mondell Bernadette Avril after she was sworn in as a U.S. citizen. (LM Otero/Associated Press)<p>George …

Where We're Going on Immigration Reform

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The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes from Sopranos, Breaking Bad

In the last 15 years TV has reached new heights of narrative—think The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad—and here are the 10 most essential episodes …