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Monday, June 18, 2018

Okinawa Approves Relocation Of U.S. Airbase In Japan

Tokyo (AFP) – Japanese officials in Okinawa on Friday approved the long-stalled relocation of a controversial U.S. military base, a breakthrough that could remove a running sore in relations between Tokyo and Washington. More than 17 years after the two allies agreed to move the U.S. Marines’ Futenma Air Station from a densely populated urban […]

December 27, 2013

Will Another Innocent Person Be Executed?

One of the founding principles of the U.S. judicial system is that people are innocent until proven guilty. The controversial Troy Davis case in Georgia, however, has caused many to doubt whether the system is truly fair. Davis was convicted in 1991 of murdering a Savannah police officer in 1989, but the verdict has drawn […]

September 7, 2011

Perry Doubles Down On Social Security Attack

Rick Perry is at it again. Just one week after Perry’s Communications Director Ray Sullivan told the Wall Street Journal that Perry’s anti-Washington book Fed Up! does not reflect the Texas governor’s current views on Social Security, the Texas governor reiterated the his controversial position on the program. On Saturday Perry told an Iowa crowd […]

August 29, 2011

Michele Bachmann’s Greatest Hits

Two recent profiles of Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann — one from Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker and another from The Daily Beast’s Lois Romano — shed some light on the contradictory nature of her campaign: She’s used the rock-solid support of the far-right to build a serious campaign, but she has only maintained […]

August 8, 2011