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BP Blowout -- From Little Information to an Abundance, Mostly Conflicting

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Clearly, BP/Transocean missed critical signs. The well was talking to them, but nobody was listening, especially the ones who were ironically at the party celebrating their safety record.

Murdoch Targets Abu Dhabi as International Media Hub

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Abu Dhabi is slated to become the hottest new international media hub, if Rupert Murdoch and like-minded moguls have their druthers, but the region's ...

"Vital Voices" Honors Andeisha Farid in Washington

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I spoke to Andeisha Farid yesterday in Washington yesterday, who was pleased to have just met Michelle Obama. Hillary Clinton then spoke about her in...

BP Exec Admits to Senate Committee What We All Knew Anyway

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

I am pretty convinced now that my initial conclusion about the cause of this accident was correct. BP and Transocean let their guards down.

A Tale of Two Cities: Washington and Brussels

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Washington. Brussels. Do you think we could set up some kind of hotline between the two? Maybe the good guys in the two cities should be communicating with each other a little bit better.

For Principled and Practical Immigration Reform - Now!

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

This approach to immigration reform is both principled and practical. It reflects both our national interests and our national values, and ought to be able to gain Christian support.

What You Can Do Right Now About The Debt

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David D. Burstein

Here's a little known fact, there is something you can do right now to decrease the national debt: you can make a tax deductible donation that goes directly to pay down the debt.

WA: 2010 Sen (Elway 4/29-5/2)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

The Elway Poll 4/29-5/2/10; 405 registered voters, 5% margin of error Mode: Live Telephone Interviews (Elway release) Washington 2010 Senate 51% Mur...

WA: 2010 Sen (Rasmussen 5/4)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Rasmussen 5/4/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Washington 2010 Senate 48% Murray (D), 46% Rossi...

It's a Swamp Thing

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The thing about promising to drain the swamp is that people tend to remember. Then they expect you to do it. What a pain in the gavel! Actually, that's only partially true.

The Fabulous Fate of Desiree Rogers

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Langevine Leiby

When I heard that Desiree Rogers, the White House social secretary and intimate of the Obamas, was finally stepping down, my first instinct was to want to defend her.

DC: Congress Gradually Loosens Grip On District

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton didn't flinch when comedian Stephen Colbert congratulated her on Washington, D.C., becoming a s...

Citing Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Washington Archdiocese Ends Foster Care Program

washingtonpost.com | Michelle Boorstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has ended its 80-year-old foster-care program in the District rather than license same-sex couples, the first f...

Old Drinking Song, Lyrics From 1814, a National Anthem in 1931

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

The Star Spangled Banner did not become the national anthem until 1916 when President Wilson declared it by Executive Order. But it wasn't until 1931 that it became the National Anthem by Congressional resolution.

Should Children Have A Right to Die?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Pediatric aid-in-dying is coming out of the medical closet. In an era of parental rights and child welfare, maybe we are finally ready to grant suffering minors the right to die.

Medical marijuana's not getting any better - the time for RE-legalization is NOW!

Russ Belville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Belville

With New Jersey recently becoming the 14th medical marijuana state, activists in marijuana law reform have been celebrating. After all, over 82 mil...

D.C. Gay Marriages To Start Tomorrow After Supreme Court Refuses To Block Law

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block the District of Columbia's gay marriage law, freeing the city to issue its first marr...

DC Gay Marriage: Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Coming As Supreme Court Refuses To Block Law

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block the District of Columbia's gay marriage law, freeing the city to issue its first marr...

The Moon's Feud With NASA

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
R. B. Stuart

NASA came forward today, not to discuss their erroneous decision to lob a Centaur rocket at the moon on October 9, 2009---but to share their probe ...

Jed Waits, Infatuated Man, Kills Teacher Outside School In Tacoma, Washington

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TACOMA, Wash. — A man apparently infatuated with a special education teacher he knew from college shot and killed her as she walked into her ele...

Lessons From the Gang of 14: Filibuster Is Paralyzing Senate

Roll Call | Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sixty is the new 50 when it comes to American politics. No longer is it sufficient to have a legislative majority in the Senate -- because of near-con...

A Black Agenda for President Obama to Address? Yes!

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

It's perfectly acceptable for groups of Americans to push the government to deal with their causes, so black leaders who want to go easy on this president because he is black are failing their constituents.

WA: 2010 Sen (SurveyUSA 4/19-22)

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

SurveyUSA 4/19-22/10; 517 likely voters, 4.4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (SurveyUSA release) Washington 2010 Senate 52% Rossi (R), 42% Mu...

Elizabeth Warren: It's Bank Lobbyists vs. American Families In Fight For Financial Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren appeared on "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday evening to discuss financial reform. Warren, the chair of the Congressional Oversight...

What Are We Bid for American Justice?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Our government is not broken; it's been bought out from under us. On the right and the left and smack across the vast middle, more and more Americans doubt representative democracy can survive the corruption of money.