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- Nov 13 20162 minutes
America First, First
THERE IS A SAYING that grew in the Old West to the effect that a man who enjoys life should never touch his gun unless he means business; that he should never draw unless he is ready to shoot, and that he should never shoot unless he is ready to kill
- Oct 24 20161 minute
Ethiopia declares a six-month state of emergency The Oct. 9 proclamation, from Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, followed waves of violent antigovernment protests from the country’s two largest ethnic groups (the Oromos and the Amharas), who clai
- Oct 1 20161 minute
From The Editors
We have made a few corrections and clarifications to the online version of our July/August story “My Prison Experiment.” We misidentified the impetus for and findings of an FBI investigation into the management of the Idaho Correctional Center (ICC)
- Oct 17 20163 minutes
Another Dispute Over The Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill
Legal experts say it’s already too weak to help plaintiffs much | “All the law does is clarify existing U.S. law, nothing more”
- Nov 14 20162 minutes
“We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work a
- Jan 20 20173 minutes
An Inaugural Celebration That Rings Hollow
Commentators love to praise the peaceful handover of power—but this year, it stands as a reminder of the system’s fragility and shortcomings.
- Mar 16 20172 minutes
Trump's Budget Plan Cuts Funding For Arts, Humanities And Public Media
The proposed spending cuts released on Thursday would affect local arts groups as well as public radio and TV stations nationwide.
- Mar 7 20173 minutes
In War, It's Not Just Your Allies That Matter—their Allies Matter Too. And so Do Theirs.
Hilda Becerra, U.S. Marine Corps, via Wikimedia Commons South Korean Marines in Mongolia The marines are training for peacekeeping operations. The friend of my friend is probably not my enemy. At least, that’s the finding from Ohio State political sc
- Apr 11 20172 minutes
Here's The Fine Print On The Country's Biggest-Ever Free College Plan
Freedom's just another word for ... a full-ride scholarship, with strings attached. New York's vast new scholarship program has brought praise, and some nitpicking.
- Apr 4 20172 minutes
Amazon Prime Suits Up as NFL's New 'Thursday Night Football' Streaming Partner
The NFL is huddling up with a new live-streaming partner in Amazon, which has agreed to fork over $50 million to simulcast the 10 fall "Thursday Night Football" games broadcast by CBS and NBC. Per terms of its one-year deal, the online retailer-cum-p
- Mar 17 20173 minutes
Sesame Street Isn’t Just for Affluent Kids
Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for public broadcasting, which has a proven record of helping kids in poor families.
- Jan 5 20178 minutes
Donald Trump’s Asymmetric War on the Establishment
There may come a day when we look back at the intense, instantaneous interest that Donald Trump’s tweets once produced and we chuckle, noting how President Trump’s Twitter postings, now shorn of their novelty, generate roughly as much attention as a
- Oct 1 20161 minute
BEFORE BATTLING on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shared common ground on a different circuit: high-paid public speaking. Clinton has earned more than $200,000 per speech, while Trump has reportedly commanded as much as $1.5 mil
- Feb 5 20175 minutes
When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer
In some states, justices of the peace don’t need a law degree to sentence defendants to prison.
- Mar 14 20171 minute
Last Chance to Score Your Webcast Invite: How Brands Can Restore Credibility in Our 'Fake News' Times
UPDATE: Time's running out to score your invite to this exclusive webcast. Ad forecasters have been citing uncertainty due to political changes as a primary reason for slower growth in ad spending in 2017. The political environment is influencing all
- Oct 16 20162 minutes
A Risky Visit
“AFTER THE PROTESTS and the violence started up after the shooting, after the police response to it, after the media coverage of it that was both national and international in scope, and after there were repeated days and nights of protests—protests
- Apr 13 20172 minutes
GOP Sen. Mike Crapo Bragged About Doing 200 Town Halls. Now, He's Nowhere To Be Found.
His staff told constituents that there wasn't enough "interest" in holding another. The movement disagrees.
- Mar 24 20172 minutes
State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants
The directions, in four memorandums sent last week, require social media checks on certain applicants and instruct consular officials to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny."
- Feb 28 20171 minute
Defense Department, Sparks & Honey Team Up to Fight Terrorism
The Department of Defense is working with Sparks & Honey to examine the growth of terrorism and extremism online and gather cultural insights to help counter those initiatives. To gather insights for the Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research
- Apr 4 20171 minute
Trump Administration Quietly Starts Review Of China's Trade Status
The move is surprising to U.S.-China watchers, and comes just days before President Trump is set to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in person for the first time.
- Apr 3 20172 minutes
Mexican Newspaper Shuts Down In 'Act Of Protest' After Journalist's Murder
The owner of Norte, a paper covering the border city Juarez, told readers Sunday that if the government would not protect his journalists' safety, then he would — by dismissing all of them.
- Jan 11 20173 minutes
Donald Trump Meets, and Assails, the Press
In his first formal press conference since July, the president-elect blamed Russia for hacks, offered a plan to resolve conflicts of interest, and scolded the media for its reporting on him.
- Apr 20 20171 minute
Leader Of Justice Department National Security Division On The Way Out
Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord told staff this week she is leaving to pursue other opportunities. McCord has led the probe into Russian election meddling.