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U.S. not seeking to "contain" China: Clinton

HONOLULU (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denied on Thursday the United States was seeking to contain China as she began a two-week trip to an Asia-Pacific region…

Robert Creamer: The Democratic Path to Victory in the House

Most of the punditry continues to assume that the die is cast — that Republicans will win control of the House this fall. Certainly that outcome is entirely possible. But…

Daphne Eviatar: Judge Hides Evidence of Torture from Gitmo Jury

A military commission judge on Thursday refused to allow a jury to see evidence of torture and abuse of a prisoner as the members consider the length of his sentence.…

Alaska hit by last-minute write-in bids

The new names could hurt Murkowski. Read the full story from Politico…

Jane-Howard Hammerstein: "You Can’t Handle the Truth" … Col. Jessup (a/k/a Jack Nicholson)

And we the people of the United States of America can’t handle democracy. After 234 years in the attempt, we’ve never met the challenge. High-tech evidence and low-tech proof are…

Gays In The Military Study: Most U.S. Troops, Families Say Gays OK

WASHINGTON — An internal Pentagon study has found that most U.S. troops and their families don’t care whether gays are allowed to serve openly and think the policy of “don’t…

Bella DePaulo: Obama Restored Honor and Dignity to the White House. He’s the Real Thing.

Watching President Obama on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show last night reminded me of why I think so highly of him. In no particular order, my incomplete list of reasons includes…

Stephan Richter: The Weimar Republic and the Ominous Rise of Jon Stewart

Satire is an art form — and one which, in contrast to comedy clubs, never seemed much of an American thing. Jon Stewart’s rise on Comedy Central has changed that…

Terry Kelhawk: Islamic Garb in America : Fear and Joy for You, and Juan Williams Too

Dust so thick it delayed the concert. Air scarce. Body crowded body in the dark. “Haram! For shame!” I scolded unseen groping hands. Calling forth inner calm I focused on…

Mark Kirk Loses Endorsements To Giannoulias

CHICAGO — Several Illinois advocacy groups that backed Republican Mark Kirk in past elections are endorsing his Democratic opponent in the race for President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. The…