Everyone knows that American college loan debts are becoming unmanageable for many students. But since a college degree is all but required for getting a well-paying job, the loans may be bringing back a work arrangement not seen since the early 1900s: indentured labor.
How do you start a war? Hermann Göring had a theory that’s proven successful. Unfortunately, it’s been as appealing to democratic leaders as it was to fascist dictators.
The CIA torture report is as grim as can be imagined, and damning enough proof to change things. But it won’t.
Via The Boston Globe, the secret is out: there’s a whole second government residing in the American national security apparatus that’s powerful enough to resist presidential orders.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson’s resignation is actually a big unintended reform. Besides being the first woman to lead the agency, she's the first director to pay a real price for failure.
When looking at the aggressive, almost military police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a big dose of collective amnesia makes it easy to forget that the United States has been here before. And is going be there again.
When a man like Louis Freeh has a car crash, it may be a plain old accident. And then again, it may not be.
Questions about whether James Foley's killing was staged matter, and here’s why.
Can a piece of the continuing 9/11 mystery be resolved by a local ballot initiative? One man and his hardy band think so.
The U.S. is back in Iraq—but it’s only airstrikes, according to President Obama. That’s the casual sex of warfare, after a long marriage to Iraq and the messy, costly divorce. Here’s a little reminder of what to watch out for on all-too-familiar territory.
Those who are furious at Obama over his executive orders—and suing or talking impeachment—need to see these statistics on other presidents. Just a wee hypocrisy issue.
The Ukraine crisis has given the U.S. another front to fight its war for global energy dominance with Russia. Here's the story of the pipeline at the heart of the Moscow-Washington battle to sell oil and gas to one of the world’s biggest consumers: Europe.
African terrorists are profiting from illegal ivory sales, a development that's giving the fight against poaching a martial makeover in the style of the wars on drugs and terrorism.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just pulled the plug on a bipartisan pension funding deal he’s been touting as the kind of economic solution he’d bring to America. So is what’s good for New Jersey good for the rest of the country? And has it been so good to New Jersey?
The noisy fight over Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony about the Benghazi attack tells us the one thing we know about it: we’re no closer to the truth. That’s not likely to change, even with a fifth Congressional probe on the way.