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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:50am
    If you are the last person in America wondering whether Hillary Clinton is running for president, her recent interview with The Atlantic should vanquish any doubts. In that interview, the former secretary of state, who during her...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:50am
    The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true -- but tragically is not -- of the killing...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:49am
    Given all of the smoky talk about Colorado and marijuana, you arrive here with the feeling that you're stepping into some freaky, one-of-a-kind laboratory.     And you are.     But the experiment...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:49am
    In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns.     "I may not believe in...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:48am
    Jim Risen is gruff.     The tall slab of a reporter looks like someone who could have played an Irish Marine sergeant in an old World War II movie.     "Editors think I'm a curmudgeon,...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:48am
    "Are you afraid of heights?" a questioner asked Alaskan Senate candidates in a debate this week.     The three men onstage, all running for the Republican nomination in next week's primary, vigorously...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:47am
    It's hard to believe, but almost six years have passed since the fall of Lehman Bros. ushered in the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Many people, myself included, would like to move on to other subjects. But we can't,...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:47am
    Hillary Clinton's tactical retreat in her soft apology and meet-up with President Obama at Martha's Vineyard, after her ill-timed criticism of his "failure" in aiding Syrian refugees, indicates she may not be quite...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:47am
    In an exhaustive new book, journalist and researcher Ken Hughes makes the case not only that Richard Nixon, as a presidential candidate, committed treason by interfering in peace negotiations in Vietnam, but also that he sought to...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:46am
    Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, draw President Obama into a familiar, although unwritten part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief.     It's always risky for a president to get...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:45am
    For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It's not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:45am
    Picture the ad, either in the Democratic primaries or from a liberal independent candidate: Hillary Clinton - a pro-Wall Street buckraker, a foreign policy interventionist - championing George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq and...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:44am
    "The question is, 'How do we help people at the bottom rather than thwart people at the top?'" Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw, who served as a leading adviser to President George W. Bush and Republican...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:39am
    There's very little that the Chinese government likes less than the projection of U.S. military power. The reasons range widely - from a general distaste for the U.S. meddling outside its borders to Beijing's frequent support...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:39am
    As the number of lives claimed by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa rises above 1,000, the rate of infection among women is outpacing that among men because women are the caregivers, nurses and cross-border traders, health officials...
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