Corruption investigations, and a conviction, dim GOP hopes for the White House in 2016

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With McDonnell, Christie, Walker and Perry mired in criminal investigations, the GOP has a 2016 problem.

Russian soldiers captured in Ukraine as Putin embraces the Bush legacy of foreign failure

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Putin’s war in Ukraine bears a striking resemblance to Bush’s war in Iraq, and so is doomed to fail.

Gays have won. So what’s next?

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Gay rights had an amazingly successful two decades. So, which issue should be next on the progressive agenda?

Palin, GOP spit on returning-POW Bergdahl before getting all the facts

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The Republican party supports the troops, except when it’s politically expedient to attack them.

If US politics actually were the Game of Thrones

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HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on European history, but also bears a close similarity to present day US politics.

Could Malaysia Air Flight 370 have been hacked?

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Some researchers claim that an airplane’s internal control systems (SCADA) are potentially hackable.

Crimea is “Putin’s Iraq”

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The lesson of Iraq was that in the modern era, invading a country is easy — but occupation is hard, and costly.

Ukraine rejects its own president and Vladimir Putin

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The big loser in Ukraine is Russia, though the US isn’t far behind.

Welcome to the Chris Christie Super Subpoena Bowl!

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“The crowd is much thinner than expected today. Seems someone closed two-thirds of the stadium turnstiles.”

Conservatives accuse liberals of fascism because of their own projection

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Conservatives accuse liberals of fascism because that is the type of politician too many Republicans want to be.

What if Chris Christie’s Bridgegate wasn’t about revenge, but rather money?

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Everyone is talking about “revenge,” but what if Bridgegate was actually about money?
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NSA meta-data collection unconstitutional, court rules

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A federal court ruling that an NSA wiretap program is unconstitutional has huge implications.

The Obamacare Web site is not Obama’s Katrina

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1,833 people didn’t die when the Obamacare web site glitched, and it didn’t cost the American people $100 bn.
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