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The holiday has been canceled in Sierra Leone, but we can see it in the distance.
So you’d better get used to oil prices riding a roller coaster.
The meaning of Christmas is meant for everyone.
He was heading for Hawaii, but maybe he’s made his peace with polarization.
They can help boost graduation rates and reduce the achievement gap.
Obama seems to be getting the better of Putin as the ruble nosedives
Fracking may be problematic, but so is economic despair.
Oklahoma’s AG and others are working to restore restraint in federal government.
He ends 2014 in surprisingly buoyant spirits, having proved that he still has the power to push policy in new directions in various areas.
Supporters of gun regulation are celebrating the Senate confirmation of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, but it was a rare defeat for the NRA.
It’s a wonderful life on Wall Street, yet here is a holiday wish list to make it even better.
The recently released Senate report on CIA interrogation practices has produced two conflicting and largely partisan narratives.
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA detention and interrogation program last week quickly stirred up a white-hot debate.
To appreciate how we should respond to crime and its victims, we must debunk two myths.
New ideas / Sharp opinions
Some of the largest health care systems in America do not have any nurses serving on their boards of directors.
Facts that speak for themselves.
How a Harvard experiment drove home a toxic legacy
Here’s a story of a college sophomore earning some extra money by working at the local Home Depot.
WARNING: This diary contains annoying parental bragging. Not to mention it steps all over the third-rail of social conversation: parenting.
If you’re the type who finds macho posturing impressive, Vladimir Putin is your kind of guy.
The snow will fall and, you will walk in the street up the hill past / the bars where the sons of metal and coal sit to un-remember their ..
A 500-page summary of the torture report reminded Americans of things they had chosen to forget.
There are two kinds of lone wolves — the crazy and the evil — and the distinction is important.
That would be Maulana Fazlullah, radical broadcaster turned military chieftain.
‘Deliberative democracy’ could be one of our most valuable exports.
Celebrating diversity is no substitute for addressing racial disparities.
He’s looking for legacy points and doesn’t have much to lose.
The Constitution guarantees that no one gets through life unoffended.
We’ve tried isolating the island for more than 50 years, and it hasn’t worked.
The fighting senator from Massachusetts actually has a chance to win
They fill our prisons at great expense but do little to improve public safety.
Brown and Garner deaths highlight differences over domain
Here's a primer on how to get the conversation going.
Obama's helping some immigrants; Bush and Cheney ran a secret torture program.
The president should be far more attentive to his allies in the future.
Departing U.S. Rep. Dave Camp believes sensible tax reform can be achieved.
The United Nations climate talks in Lima have highlighted two fundamental sticking points over how to deal with climate change.
A former federal administrative law judge explains how legal liability for long-term injuries and other challenges could kill football.
The Rev. Randy Bush of East Liberty Presbyterian Church describes how welcoming same-gender marriages has enriched his congregation.
Pittsburgh lawyer Joel Pfeffer says Pennsylvanians should support the president’s executive order and urge Congress to act.
But as long as the rest of us refuse to despair, they will lose in the end.
Being one, columnist Peter R. Orszag would like to say yes but the latest research doesn’t help.
Key findings in the torture report, prosecute those responsible and more ...
Facts that speak for themselves.
Walter G. Meyer visits sailors aboard the USS Somerset, surrounded by reminders of the Flight 93 heroes
Ed Boito’s father succumbed to ALS as his lungs filled with fluid across eight days in an Altoona nursing home.
Unsure of what to make it, Ann Belser’s Christmas Village is still boxed in the attic, less than two weeks before Dec. 25.
It’s no wonder that Greece is rebelling against austerity.