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Should We Oppose the Intervention Against ISIS? An Exchange of Views

Danny Postel | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Danny Postel

Some Syrian activists question how committed the Kurds are to toppling the Syrian dictator. The Kurds, for their part, distrust Turkey, which supports the Syrian opposition. These debates and dynamics are mostly unknown to American progressives.

Smart Tax Moves to Consider Before New Year's Eve

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

The flurry of activity during the last weeks of December can make it difficult to pay attention to finances. If you want to save on your tax bill come April, now's the time to make some critical moves.

8 End-of-Year Tax Tips You Won't Want to Miss

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

2014 is quickly coming to a close. Before ringing in the New Year, take December to round out some quick and easy tips to lower your tax obligations and even boost your tax refund. And who doesn't want more money?

How Can I Use Extra Money in My FSA?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 11.12.2014 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

When you're under pressure to spend or lose your FSA balance at the end of the year, you may end up using those pre-tax dollars for goods and services you wouldn't normally need. But don't let last year's mistakes prevent you from taking advantage of this opportunity to save in the future.

Free Syrian Army Fighters Enter Kobani To Help Battle ISIS

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way towa...

Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits Cut Your Taxes

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds -- or thousands -- of dollars in tax savings.

A No-Fly Zone Would Hurt Both Assad and ISIS

Veton Surroi | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Veton Surroi

The Free Syrian Army, caught between the al-Assad air forces and the Islamic State group's territorial expansion, will benefit directly from an air campaign that is simultaneously against ISIS but does not allow any other air military activity.

US Will Back the 'Appropriately Vetted' in Syria. Huh?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

The White House formally submitted its $500 million request to Congress on June 26. The money would go to train and equip "appropriately vetted" members of the Syrian opposition. That's a lot different from "moderate rebel forces," and it is yet another indication that we simply do not know who the "moderates" are in Syria.

On the 'Good Guys' in Syria, John McCain Ain't Got a Clue

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

It almost sounds as if Mr. McCain is more concerned that he let down the "good guys" in Syria than he is about the possibility that his ideas and his judgment may be dead wrong, and that America (and the world) could pay dearly for listening to him.

Obama's Move to Arm and Train 'Moderates' in Syria Is a Feint

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

There is a common refrain these days voiced by politicians who want to blame President Obama for ISIL. It is an extremely shallow argument. But it's a convenient one for those who do not like Mr. Obama, his leadership style, or his foreign policy in the Middle East -- or all three.

Assad's Fan Club Is Growing for All the Wrong Reasons

Daniel Nisman | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

Jihadist-jittery governments are increasingly buying Assad's argument that a rebel victory will turn Syria into a haven for extremism and foment regional instability. What they fail to realize is that Assad is duping them into choosing between one extremist future for Syria and another.

Joshua Hersh

Regrouped Syrian Rebels Fight Back Against Hardline Islamist Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- A hardline Syrian militant group with ties to al Qaeda has steadily lost ground in northern Syria against a recent surge of rebranded rebels...

Don't Lose Your FSA Dollars

Mark Steber | Posted 02.03.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

You, and many American taxpayers, may be in danger of leaving some of your hard-earned money on the table and otherwise losing some tax benefits you otherwise deserve and can get quite easily.

What I Learned On The Ground In Syria

Ming Holden | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Ming Holden

I am anti-war. That's precisely why I support a US strike in Syria.

The Evolving Landscape in Syria and Implications for Greater Kurdistan

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The ease with which violence in Iraq and Syria has negatively impacted surrounding countries underscores the declining significance of borders throughout the Levant.

Assad and the Road to al Qaeda

Michael Kay | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Michael Kay

In attempting to ameliorate the situation in Syria, we must look to Iraq, which offers crucial clues on what might or might not be a feasible solution.

The First Real Test for Moderates in the Syrian Opposition

Daniel Nisman | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Since the conflict began in 2011, the growing influence of jihadist groups in Syria has been attributed to a lack of support from Western and moderate powers in the region.

The Dangers of Providing Military Support to the Free Syrian Army

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The issues surrounding political change in Syria are multifaceted and much more intricate than is being reported in the western media, yet the conflict continues to be painted in simplistic black and white terms.

The Cost of Inaction in Syria

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

If the White House cynically chooses to remain on the sideline and watch the death toll grow, it should at least remove the most dangerous weapons from the equation.

UNDOF: The Beginning of the End?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

On March 6, Syrian rebel fighters in the Golan Heights region released footage of a UN peacekeepers' convoy which they claimed to have detained. The i...

UBS Fined Over AIG Fund

AP | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business

LONDON — Britain's financial regulator fined Swiss bank UBS 9.45 million pounds ($14.8 million) Tuesday for exposing customers to unacceptable r...

6 Tips For Saving On Child Care Costs

LearnVest | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Even in this weak economy, child care costs are rising through the roof. Here are a few tips on trimming this expense, many of which I've cashed in on myself.

Rogue Trader's Bank Fined For Allowing Him To Screw Up

AP | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

LONDON (AP) — Britain's financial regulator has fined UBS AG for failures which allowed a rogue trader to lose $2.3 billion in the country's biggest...

Bank Could Get Fined Twice For Libor Rigging

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland is facing the increasing likelihood of having to settle separately with the UK and U.S. authorities investig...

See You In Court, Barclays

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business

* Guardian Care Homes says wrongly sold interest rate swaps * Judge rules Libor/mis-selling case must go to trial * Barc...