The costs of military engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq account for well over one-quarter of the increase in US national debt since 2001. Financing wars and defense build-ups in this way is an historical aberration. Americans have typically paid for wars through higher taxes.
A Christian Science perspective: Why honesty and integrity matter, and the consequences of ignoring the truth.
Rupert Murdoch is the latest in a long line of prominent figures who have had a pie thrown at them. Is pie-ing the best way to confront the powerful?
Francis Fukuyama’s analysis of the development of the modern state is a masterwork.
New York Times columnist David Brooks uses brain science theory to argue that culture – and not reason – shapes our decisions.
Pundits aren’t solely to blame for the vitriol. They’re just giving us what we want. New media and the Internet heightened our symbiotic relationship – making everyone a demanding participant and sensational purveyor. To change our discourse we have to be masters, not slaves, to the cycle.
Keith Olbermann, last show on Friday, leaves MSNBC after eight years. His sudden exit, midway through his contract, has some saying he's been fired and others pointing to new owner Comcast.
Michigan's Sen. Carl Levin got a pie in the face from a protester Monday. Pie-throwing has a political history dating to the 1960s and includes the pastry-based terrorism of 'Al Pieda.'
His most important vote, he said, was against the Iraq War. But he also had major impact on human rights and other issues.