That Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques was supposed to be released by now. But some people would rather keep the details to themselves.
With Nouri al-Maliki agreeing to step aside, Iraq may have passed its first hurdle on the way to forming the kind of government that will be needed to defeat the Islamic State (IS). Passing this hurdle may also serve to vindicate the cautious approach the Obama Administration has taken in addressing the IS crisis.
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Who are these guys, why are they so awful, and how can we account for their success? Many are trying to find specific answers, a few resort to racist slurs, but I hope to get to the heart of the matter by framing the questions in evolutionary psychology.
Moral arguments aside, with every detention and deportation of debt-laden migrants, the U.S. only deepens the need for Central American households to send a loved one north.
The Obama Administration's proposed regulation of existing power-sector sources of CO2 has the potential to be cost-effective, and if you accept these numbers, it can also be welfare-enhancing, if not welfare-maximizing.
Only in Washington, D.C. is nothing portrayed as something. Out in the nation, not so much. And so it was late last week that the Obama Administration took a victory lap for not making life even more miserable for some of the most abused workers in America.
This is a deeply troubling and challenging public health problem that is an enormous priority for our Department and President Obama. What gives us hope is the knowledge that we have the power to bring an end to this epidemic. These deaths are preventable.
While touted as a clean alternative to carbon-intensive coal and oil, our natural gas leaks methane at every step of its production and distribution, from the wellheads in the fields to the burner tips in our homes.
Today, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).
The extent to which Obama's administration has supported this nation's drug laws -- despite rapidly shifting public support and scientific evidence showing that marijuana, in particular, is by no means as dangerous as heroin, as federal law classifies it -- is despicable.
"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.
There's plenty of blame among both Republican and Democratic governments in the past two decades. But so much of the current debate in the United States overlooks the background of how Central America came to be countries of such violence, corruption, insecurity and relative poverty.
As Congress and the Administration consider proposals to eviscerate the heretofore obscure (now demonized) Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA), it makes sense to review the case for change and to query whether the proposed cure might not do more harm than good.
The arrival of large numbers of children on our doorstep is not a physical menace to us. Nor is it an unsustainable financial burden. It is not a legal or bureaucratic matter either. Instead, it is a moral issue of how we choose to define ourselves as a country.
The massive influx of young refugees from Honduras and other Central American countries is due to the drug war, to the illegality of drugs, to the com...