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Michael Roth: Cynics Need to Drop Their Fear, Contempt

Cross-posted from AJC.com (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Cynicism. We hear about it all the time. The level of public discourse has gotten so low, so mean-spirited, that it is turning off people…

3 GOP candidates spend $243M

Whitman, Scott and McMahon go for broke — but still aren’t leading in the polls. Read the full story from Politico…

The more things change, the more they will stay the same

The more things change, the more they will stay the same

Change at the top? Not necessarily. Whichever party controls the House and Senate after the Nov. 2 election probably will install the same leaders whose policymaking helped bring about the…

Health care ‘reform’ could undermine employee plans

Health care ‘reform’ could undermine employee plans

The new health care law wasn’t supposed to undercut employer plans that have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage for generations. But last week a leading manufacturer told…

Leaked documents show Iraq is a weak, divided nation

Leaked documents show Iraq is a weak, divided nation

The enormous cache of secret war logs disclosed by the WikiLeaks website paints a picture of an Iraq burdened by persistent sectarian tension and meddling neighbors, suggesting that the country…

Jim Kennedy: Give Bipartisanship A Chance

An imagined speech by President Barack Obama, delivered November 4, 2010 Two years ago tonight, you voted for change, and I accepted the responsibility of leading America on a new…

Geithner, China’s Wang discuss economic ties

BEIJING (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday discussed economic ties with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan in a brief meeting in eastern China. Read the full story from…

Will Durst: Helen Keller’s Mushrooms

The precise word to explain this season’s big new trend in campaign financing is obliviousness. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that everybody is allowed to give as much…

WikiLeaks says logs show 15,000 more Iraq deaths

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks said on Saturday its release of nearly 400,000 classified U.S. files on the Iraq war showed 15,000 more Iraqi civilians died than previously thought. Read the…

Gun Store Tied To 2,500 Crimes In D.C. And Maryland

Realco has been known as a leading seller of “crime guns” seized by local police, but a year-long Post investigation reveals the magnitude of Realco’s pattern and links the guns…