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War in Afghanistan: Americans Pull Out Their Check Books

If the United States follows through on the commitments required to meet President Barack Obama’s long-term plan for stabilizing Afghanistan, the government will end up spending even more money to tame it than has already been allocated to fight ...   read more

Catholics Gain a Super Majority on the Supreme Court

Cultural coverage of Sonia Sotomayor’s ascension to the Supreme Court has centered on her ethnicity (first Hispanic) and her sex (third woman). Overlooked in the excitement is her religion. Sotomayor is a Roman Catholic. No big deal? With her co...   read more

Bush Invaded Iraq on a Mission from God

During the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush and members of his administration gave a variety of justifications for military action, which can best be summed up as “Saddam Hussein has chemical and biological weapons and...   read more

50-Year Study Shows Glaciers Shrinking

Three glaciers in the northern reaches of the United States have been shrinking in size, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Officials with the USGS have been studying three “benchmark glaciers” since the 1950s to help understand changes in c...   read more

Court Restores Roadless Rule for 58 Million Acres

An attempt by the Bush administration to thwart the protection of national forest lands from development was overturned on Wednesday by a federal appeals court in California. The legal battle pitted the Roadless Area Conservation Rule of 2001, ado...   read more

Democracy Delayed in Iraq

Democracy is having a difficult time taking root in Iraq. When elections are held, such as those in February, turnout has been poor, and citizens in some provinces have not been allowed to vote. But those problems pale in comparison to the governm...   read more

Dying in the Fields: Farm Workers Sue California

Despite creating a program specifically designed to protect them from heat exposure, farm workers are continuing to die in agricultural fields in California, prompting the ACLU and others to file a lawsuit against the state. In 2005, state officia...   read more

Who’s Responsible if a Military Robot Kills Civilians?

Self-thinking military robots, not unlike the killing machines featured in the Terminator movies, are by no means the stuff of science fiction, warns Professor Noel Sharkey, an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics at the University ...   read more

Why Can’t We Have the Health Care Congress Has?

A recent Gallup poll revealed that less than 30% of Americans believe members of Congress can relate to the current problems with health care, and it’s no wonder. When taking into account the wealth of options lawmakers have when it comes to medic...   read more

More U.S. Soldiers This Year Have Died of Suicide than in Combat

Suicide has become the biggest killer in the U.S. military, surpassing combat-related deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. So far in 2009 there have been 129 reported suicides by active duty soldiers and reservists, which is more than the number killed...   read more

Get a University Education Online (Without a Degree or Exams)

If learning is more important to you than earning a university degree, then YouTube EDU might be for you. In March the popular video-sharing website launched a special wing where universities and colleges have uploaded thousands of online courses ...   read more

Pelosi Agrees to Allow a Vote on Single-Payer

After angering the liberal wing of her party over compromises made to conservative Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has decided to allow a floor vote later this year on a plan creating a single-payer government-financed health care pro...   read more

Americans Support Ron Paul Plan to Audit the Federal Reserve

A plan to open the Federal Reserve to the same scrutiny that almost all other federal government operations endure is overwhelmingly supported by the American people, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports. The survey found that 75% of Ameri...   read more

Hillary Clinton Threatens U.K. over Revealing Torture Details

During a recent visit to the United Kingdom, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reportedly told London officials that the United States government would cease sharing intelligence information with its longtime ally if a British court releas...   read more

U.S. Loses Last Foreign Ally in Iraq

And then there was one. As of July 31 the multi-national force in Iraq will consist entirely of troops from one nation: the United States. The last remaining militaries other than the U.S., the British and Australians, will pull out their troops b...   read more

Majority Favor Single-Payer and Higher Taxes on Cigarettes, Alcohol, Snacks and Wealthy

While members of Congress dicker about overhauling the nation’s health care system, a majority of Americans are in favor of solutions their representatives are not even considering. These include single-payer and government-run models, as well as ...   read more
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2913 to 2928 of about 3126 News
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War in Afghanistan: Americans Pull Out Their Check Books

If the United States follows through on the commitments required to meet President Barack Obama’s long-term plan for stabilizing Afghanistan, the government will end up spending even more money to tame it than has already been allocated to fight ...   read more

Catholics Gain a Super Majority on the Supreme Court

Cultural coverage of Sonia Sotomayor’s ascension to the Supreme Court has centered on her ethnicity (first Hispanic) and her sex (third woman). Overlooked in the excitement is her religion. Sotomayor is a Roman Catholic. No big deal? With her co...   read more

Bush Invaded Iraq on a Mission from God

During the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush and members of his administration gave a variety of justifications for military action, which can best be summed up as “Saddam Hussein has chemical and biological weapons and...   read more

50-Year Study Shows Glaciers Shrinking

Three glaciers in the northern reaches of the United States have been shrinking in size, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Officials with the USGS have been studying three “benchmark glaciers” since the 1950s to help understand changes in c...   read more

Court Restores Roadless Rule for 58 Million Acres

An attempt by the Bush administration to thwart the protection of national forest lands from development was overturned on Wednesday by a federal appeals court in California. The legal battle pitted the Roadless Area Conservation Rule of 2001, ado...   read more

Democracy Delayed in Iraq

Democracy is having a difficult time taking root in Iraq. When elections are held, such as those in February, turnout has been poor, and citizens in some provinces have not been allowed to vote. But those problems pale in comparison to the governm...   read more

Dying in the Fields: Farm Workers Sue California

Despite creating a program specifically designed to protect them from heat exposure, farm workers are continuing to die in agricultural fields in California, prompting the ACLU and others to file a lawsuit against the state. In 2005, state officia...   read more

Who’s Responsible if a Military Robot Kills Civilians?

Self-thinking military robots, not unlike the killing machines featured in the Terminator movies, are by no means the stuff of science fiction, warns Professor Noel Sharkey, an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics at the University ...   read more

Why Can’t We Have the Health Care Congress Has?

A recent Gallup poll revealed that less than 30% of Americans believe members of Congress can relate to the current problems with health care, and it’s no wonder. When taking into account the wealth of options lawmakers have when it comes to medic...   read more

More U.S. Soldiers This Year Have Died of Suicide than in Combat

Suicide has become the biggest killer in the U.S. military, surpassing combat-related deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. So far in 2009 there have been 129 reported suicides by active duty soldiers and reservists, which is more than the number killed...   read more

Get a University Education Online (Without a Degree or Exams)

If learning is more important to you than earning a university degree, then YouTube EDU might be for you. In March the popular video-sharing website launched a special wing where universities and colleges have uploaded thousands of online courses ...   read more

Pelosi Agrees to Allow a Vote on Single-Payer

After angering the liberal wing of her party over compromises made to conservative Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has decided to allow a floor vote later this year on a plan creating a single-payer government-financed health care pro...   read more

Americans Support Ron Paul Plan to Audit the Federal Reserve

A plan to open the Federal Reserve to the same scrutiny that almost all other federal government operations endure is overwhelmingly supported by the American people, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports. The survey found that 75% of Ameri...   read more

Hillary Clinton Threatens U.K. over Revealing Torture Details

During a recent visit to the United Kingdom, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reportedly told London officials that the United States government would cease sharing intelligence information with its longtime ally if a British court releas...   read more

U.S. Loses Last Foreign Ally in Iraq

And then there was one. As of July 31 the multi-national force in Iraq will consist entirely of troops from one nation: the United States. The last remaining militaries other than the U.S., the British and Australians, will pull out their troops b...   read more

Majority Favor Single-Payer and Higher Taxes on Cigarettes, Alcohol, Snacks and Wealthy

While members of Congress dicker about overhauling the nation’s health care system, a majority of Americans are in favor of solutions their representatives are not even considering. These include single-payer and government-run models, as well as ...   read more
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