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Tortured reasoning

December 17, 2014 Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture. more »»

Settled politics of weather

December 16, 2014 During a visit to California earlier this year, President Barack Obama linked the lengthy drought there to climate change. more »»

Dianne Feinstein’s travesty

December 16, 2014 The Senate Intelligence Committee spent roughly $50 million on its investigation into the CIA and apparently couldn’t find Michael Hayden’s phone number. The committee portrays Gen. more »»

Thinking about torture

December 16, 2014 For a long time I resisted the word “torture” when discussing the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used against high-value captives in the war on terror. I don’t think I can do that anymore. more »»

The cheerfulness of tax reform

December 16, 2014 “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” — Mr. more »»

More wrong answers by CIA unacceptable

December 15, 2014 Much of the contents of a Senate report on use of torture by the CIA was known before the document was released this week. more »»

Climate catastrophe

December 15, 2014 People argue about whether the “consensus” of scientists is that we face disaster because of global warming. more »»

Jonathan Gruber: honest liberal

December 15, 2014 Brought before a House inquisition, MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber burbled a recantation of his beliefs about how that triumph of liberalism had been achieved. more »»

The cop-killing cult of Larry Davis

December 15, 2014 In Manhattan’s Union Square last week, a protester wielded a menacing sign. It didn’t make the front page of any newspaper. You didn’t see it on cable news. more »»

‘Tis the season for giving’

December 14, 2014 As any parent knows, Christmas is the season of giving. more »»

Finding justice for Jack Sjol

December 14, 2014 All last week and supposedly most of this week, a jury in Ward County is hearing evidence against Ryan Stensaker, who is charged with murdering Williston rancher Jack Sjol. more »»

Feel the tax burn: Give now, give forever

December 14, 2014 North Dakotans are known for their generosity and willingness to quickly lend a helping hand. more »»

Feminism sees the right

December 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a few signs here and there give one hope. Hold it, sirs, don’t stop reading yet. more »»

Why release a report on the CIA in wartime?

December 14, 2014 What good purpose is served by releasing a report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques while we are still at war with an enemy whose techniques include beheading Americans? Senate Intelligence... more »»

Rolling Stone crumbles

December 14, 2014 No parent wants to consider the travesty that when he sends his 18-year-old daughter to college, she could be vulnerable to sexual assault. more »»

Profiling stunt politics as usual

December 13, 2014 Politicians are eager for the public to think they are doing something about whatever issue draws the largest headlines at any given moment. more »»

Do you vote what you drink?

December 13, 2014 Did you know that Democrats drink more than Republicans? Or that they are likelier to choose clear liquors, whereas Republicans tend toward the darker ones? That voters who skew most Republican... more »»

Termites at work on American history

December 13, 2014 President Barack Obama has launched a new initiative to get American schools to teach computer science. Appearing at a Newark, N.J. more »»

The CIA and its torturers

December 13, 2014 When the head of the CIA’s torture unit decided to destroy videotapes of his team’s horrific work, he unwittingly set in motion a series of events that led to the release this week of the most... more »»

Watching video a good start

December 12, 2014 It is difficult to watch the video of the July 17 arrest of 43-year-old Eric Garner without being stunned and horrifie. more »»

 
 
 

 

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