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John Oliver on America's broken prisons
July 21, 2014 | News & Notes

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill explaining that any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code. November 2012 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 15, 2014 | News & Notes

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Oil wells on fire in southern Iraq as British Tanks drive past, March 23, 2003. (Press Association via AP Images)
July 8, 2014 | Blog

Global conflicts are increasingly fueled by the desire for oil and natural gas — and the funds they generate. Continue reading

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a drilling rig is set up near a barn in Springville, Pa., to tap gas from the giant Marcellus Shale gas field. In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups announced Wednesday, March 20, 2013 that they have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 3, 2014 | News & Notes

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Byzantine emissaries to the Caliph. By Unknown, 12th/13th century author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
July 1, 2014 | Blog

Recent events in Iraq and Syria have revived the words “caliphate” and “Levant” which had not been used for several decades. Continue reading

Demonstrators on an army truck in Tahrir Square, Cairo (Flickr)
June 30, 2014 | Blog

The youth rebellions that took place throughout the Middle East are still shaping the region. And there’s more to come. Continue reading

Chris McDaniel pauses while addressing his supporters after falling behind in a heated GOP primary runoff election against incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran on Tuesday June 24, 2014 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/George Clark)
June 25, 2014 | Blog

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Bill Moyers, photo by Dale Robbins
June 24, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Should we really be listening to Washington’s “armchair warriors” who were wrong before, during and after the Iraq war — and never admitted their wrongdoing? Continue reading

(Top left-clockwise) Paul Bremer; Bill O'Reilly with Charles Krauthammer; Paul Wolfowitz and Bill Kristol.
June 19, 2014 | Perspectives

Historian and Essayist Eric Alterman on how pundits use the press to keep peddling the same propaganda. Continue reading

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)
June 18, 2014 | Blog

Wondering how things got this bad? We’ll help sort it all out. Continue reading

Members of the Basij paramilitary militia fire their weapons during a training session, in Tehran, Iran. The Basij has its roots as volunteer fighters during the 1980-88 war with Iraq. I
June 13, 2014 | Blog

It’s possible that a US-Iran alliance against al-Qaeda-like groups in Iraq and Syria could lead to a tectonic shift in US policy in the Middle East. Continue reading

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 4, 2014, which is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Shakir Waheib, a senior member of the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), left, next to a burning police vehicle in Iraq's Anbar Province. The Islamic State was originally al-Qaida's branch in Iraq, but it used Syria's civil war to vault into something more powerful. It defied orders from al-Qaida's central command and expanded its operations into Syria, ostensibly to fight to topple Assad. But it has turned mainly to conquering territory for itself, often battling other rebels who stand in the way. (AP Photo via Militant Website, File)
June 13, 2014 | News & Notes

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A Turkish truck burns after insurgents opened fire on it in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq Friday, Oct. 29, 2004. The driver was killed, according to Iraqi police. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2014 | News & Notes

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Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 30, 2014 | News & Notes

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Demonstrators march through Washington towards the National Mall to rally and demand that the U.S. Congress investigate the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

The scholar notes that “if absolute power corrupts absolutely, invisible power corrupts invisibly,” but says that the Deep State apparatus is vulnerable to a vigilant public. Continue reading

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