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RIP for AOL

Time Warner's long corporate nightmare is almost over. It announced that it would dump AOL by spinning off the onetime new media giant as an independent company by the end…

What should the U.S. do about North Korea?

North Korea is rattling the saber again. But this time, Kim Jong Il may unsheathe his sword on South Korea and U.S. troops stationed there.

Pyongyang this week tested…

Can Republicans risk a fight over Sotomayor?

For the Republican Party, already reeling over recent suicidal moves, a fight over the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court seems doomed appears doomed from the start.

Soldier suicides force Army base shutdown

With the stress of prolonged wars, extended tours and multiple deployments driving American military men and women to the brink, a major army base shut down for three days yesterday…

A Congressman’s reason is all wet (paper bag)

In a WTF moment, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann examines how a wet paper bag defeated the reasoning skills of a Congressman.

May 28, 20095 CommentsRead More

Former Bush Homeland Security pick indicted

Former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, the man former President George W. Bush wanted to head Homeland Security, now faces charges of lying about taking bribes from contractors who…

Taste of torture changes radio jock’s mind

May 27, 20093 CommentsRead More

North Korea raises stakes in nuclear threats

North Korea's nuclear test makes it no likelier that the regime will actually launch a nuclear attack, but it adds a scary dimension to another threat: the defiant North as…

Loose lips still sink ships

The British government waited until 1974 to reveal that the Enigma machines it acquired in 1939 allowed Winston Churchill to decipher most Nazi military transmissions. That British authorities kept this…

Credit card reform or just smoke & mirrors?

Finally, the government has done something for real consumers by smiting the odious practices of credit card companies. Or, has it?

President Obama persuaded Congress to pass legislation that…