Who were the women in the life of Thomas Jefferson, “arguably the most revered, vexing, contradictory, complicated figure in American history”?
In interviews published today, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange issued threats and lashed out at his collaborators, his rape accusers, and the Swedish government.
Many are condemning Bradley Manning for allegedly providing WikiLeaks with sensitive reports about US foreign policy. But a government that can make war while keeping essential information about its justification and conduct secret is neither open nor fit for free people.
Sarah Palin's new book, "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag," includes numerous references to Americans – and occasionally non-Americans – of whom she approves. Many of Palin's choices are not surprising (Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Thomas Jefferson) while others (Judd Aptow, Simon Cowell, Elvis Presley) are. Often, Palin praises one figure by disparaging another. Taken together, her likes and dislikes offer a quick recap of her worldview.
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Harry Reid is likely to serve again as Senate majority leader, but the Senate's role in national policy will be much different than it was over the past two years.
America’s first president emerges from this marvelous biography an admirable, flawed, and very human figure.
The media are berated as 'corrupt' (per Sarah Palin) and as a 'conflictinator' (per Jon Stewart). Is it a case of shooting the messenger, or did news media miss the mark in Election 2010?
From around the country, tens of thousand gathered for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear organized by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Will it make any difference once the harsh midterm elections are over?