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Yet Another Spill In West Virginia

<b>The Invisible Hand</b> is just never going to get tired of slapping West Virginia around.<p><i>More than 100,000 gallons of the coal slurry is believed to have flowed into Fields Creek, a tributary of the Kanawha River, officials said. Inspectors are testing the water to determine exactly how much leaked</i> …

North Carolina

Sen. Paul announces 'historic' class-action suit over NSA spying

Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday announced what he described as one of the largest class-action lawsuits in history, taking President Obama and top intelligence officials to court over National Security Agency surveillance.<p>"This, we believe, will be a historic lawsuit," the Kentucky Republican said. The …

This Leaked Memo Shows How The Government Strategizes To Keep Information From Reporters

It comes as no surprise that the federal government doesn't give up information easily, but this email that the U.S. Navy unwittingly sent to an NBC News reporter shows the extent to which officials are willing to go to keep some records from public view.<p>Investigative journalist Scott McFarlane …

Surveillance

Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race

Will it be Hillary vs. Cruz? It’s not too early to consider how today’s stories could become tomorrow’s political realities.<p>The first presidential …

The Next President Won’t Save Us

Two consecutive failed presidents haven’t taught us anything—like David Brooks, we want to ‘strengthen the presidency.’ It’s time we shed our secret …