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Neither atheists nor believers can be certain they are right, but there’s still a reason to defend their beliefs.
The proposed redistricting commission is not “independent.”
Two writers have identified a new development in the rhetoric of gender and snacking, and pizza is right at its cheesy center.
Some critics have called for a boycott of the league in light of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson abuse scandals. But who is ultimately responsible for change — the league, its sponsors or viewers like you?
Should law students be able to get compensation for internships that count toward graduation?
Referendum-day thoughts on the case for Scottish independence.
When fighting a war, one of the worst sins is gradualism.
Since Sept. 1, Democrats have run or placed $109 million in TV ads to the Republicans' $80 million.
Wooing young voters with a $58 billion plan that gives money primarily to college graduates who don't need it.
Soon the Bernanke autopilot expires. Then the fun begins.
Another university limits due process in sexual assault cases.
The GM ignition-switch mess is just the latest sign of the federal government's regulatory breakdown.
It was the hand-me-down from hell: a Kent State University sweatshirt, faded, hole-filled and splattered with red dye — or was that blood? — offered online by Urban Outfitters last weekend for $129.
Even in its reduced and unlovely circumstances, the Salton Sea is the biggest lake in California. It may also pose the biggest quandary for the Southern California ecosystem. Its champions declare that California needs to spend several billion dollars now to save the saltwater sea, or pay...
At L.A. Unified, tensions are high and crisis is in the air. The relationship between Supt. John Deasy and the school board that oversees him is at what is perhaps an all-time low. Deasy is again muttering about quitting; others are grumbling that he should be fired.
The news this week that the California Public Employees' Retirement System was liquidating its hedge fund portfolio brought accusations from critics of these private, unregulated funds that their time in the sun was finally over. For the anti-hedge fund crowd, these vehicles are more akin to...
The two candidates running for state insurance commissioner present a stark contrast. The incumbent, Democrat Dave Jones, has used his regulatory authority to push insurers to slow the growth of premiums for auto, home and other property and casualty insurance. His challenger, Republican...
Imagine you have the power to decide the fate of someone addicted to heroin who is convicted of petty shoplifting.
Thirty years ago, the tragic murder of 17-year-old basketball phenom Benji Wilson shocked Chicago and drew the nation's gaze to the city's depressingly high level of gun violence. Last year's senseless murder of 15-year old Hadiya Pendleton had a similar effect, raising cries for the National...
If you're a baby boomer like me, the recent controversy over a football player who whipped his son with a switch probably has you looking back and reassessing your own childhood.
Outfit enforcer Mario Rainone, who once threatened to cut off the head of a guy he was shaking down for cash, is still squeamish about some things.
Members of a fractious Congress apparently have reached bipartisan consensus on one key issue: They won't risk even debating a broad measure to authorize President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State until after the Nov. 4 election.Members of a fractious Congress apparently have reached bipartisan consensus on one key issue: They won't risk even debating a broad measure to authorize President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State until after the Nov. 4 election.
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The hottest company in the business world is a Chinese firm with an Arabic name going public on a U.S. stock market.The hottest company in the business world is a Chinese firm with an Arabic name going public on a U.S. stock market.
The fight to increase Americans’ stagnant incomes is, at long last, growing more serious. Thursday, with the explicit backing of the House Democratic Caucus, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the Budget Committee, is introducing a bill that would prompt corporations to reward workers — not just top executives and major shareholders — for their gains in productivity. Read full article >>
District government agency directors apparently violate some laws and regulations with impunity. Investigations and audit reports regularly document noncompliance and violations. Still, no one gets fined. No one gets fired. Read full article >>
The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek congressional authorization for the protracted use of force against the Islamic State. Read full article >>
The latest meeting of the People Who Influence Everything from Auto Loans to 401(k) Plans — a.k.a. the Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee — has just concluded. The Fed confirmed Wednesday that, as expected, it will stop buying bonds with freshly printed money in October but did not say when, exactly, it will end its recession-fighting zero-interest-rate policy. Read full article >>
When Trey Gowdy got the job to run the House’s new Benghazi select committee, there was good reason to fear bad things. Gowdy, a former prosecutor, was known for theatrical outbursts in hearings, rank partisanship and a fascination with Benghazi conspiracy theories about talking points, stand-down orders and Hillary Clinton’s culpability. Read full article >>
Scotland’s referendum on independence will be decided by voters whose hearts say yes but whose heads say no. This is why the energy of the campaign in one of the most consequential democratic consultations in history has been with the “Yes” side. Passion, imagination and hope are always more inspiring than reason, calculation and doubt. That will make Thursday’s result close, but it’s also why Scotland is likely to choose to remain part of the United Kingdom. Read full article >>
Oil can raise false expectations, and it has a way of running out.   
What's with the furor behind the Scottish referendum vote?   
The late-night comics on the NFLs latest problems, and some possible solutions   
Underfunded, unmotivated safety agency run by car companies for car companies.   
Global community needs to figure out how to handle unintentional killings.   
What people are saying about Republican chances in the Senate.   
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