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11/27/2014 - 7:07pm

    The commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall have thrust into the public spotlight the border guard who ordered the gates opened. The subject of both a new German-language book and film, one-time Stasi Lt. Col. Harald Jäger has recounted why he defied his orders. And...

11/20/2014 - 2:29pm

    Tim Wu is the Columbia law professor who coined the phrase "net neutrality" in a 2003 law journal. He is one of the most influential voices in favor of regulation of portions of the broadband Internet. We talked about what he made of President...

11/20/2014 - 2:06pm

    With only two years left in his final term -- and after a stinging rebuke to his party in the midterm elections, the president is showing a new attitude: No more Mr. Nice Guy.

    First he threw down...

11/20/2014 - 2:03pm

    President Obama's plan to bypass Congress in shielding millions of immigrants from deportation is not the best way to do immigration reform. But if confrontation is what it takes to get House Republicans off their rear ends and deal with the problem, so...

11/13/2014 - 4:04pm

    Mike Weisser is my favorite gun dealer. The longtime proprietor of the Ware Gun Shop in Ware, Massachusetts, Weisser, 70, estimates he has sold more than 40,000 guns in his career as a wholesaler and retailer. He also has a nice little business teaching a...

11/13/2014 - 3:56pm

    A thought experiment in the election's aftermath: What if, instead of focusing on making it harder for people to vote, we made voting mandatory?

    Indulge me in a rant against the phantom...

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