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Why Foreign Corrupt Practices Act may be News Corp.'s next worry

The allegations against News Corp. of wide-scale corruption and obstruction of justice could violate a much bigger law than hacking: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.... Read more»


It's time to face the ugly truth about the U.S. economy

As Wall Street tumbled, pundits and prophets of doom pointed their fingers at Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. debt. Those on the political right pointed barbed tongues at President Barack Obama and his policies, and by the end of the day, all the main stock market indexes on Wall Street pointed markedly lower.... Read more»


Mortgage servicers spend millions on political contributions

As the financial markets roil, one of the critical factors weighing down the U.S. economy is the flood of home foreclosures. Thursday’s crash underscores how difficult it will be for the economy to make significant strides while the housing market is still in tatters.... Read more»


Border: Safer than ever

Why hasn’t the story of this transformation penetrated the national dialogue? Rather than acknowledge the remarkable advances, immigration reform opponents level sensational—and often patently false—claims meant to scare the public about border violence and insecurity.... Read more»


Imagine primary care without costly insurance

A small but growing number of doctors are figuring out they and their patients can do quite well without the middleman. If this nascent trend catches on, insurance executives might soon discover that they have been “disintermediated.”... Read more»

As kids keep dying in car trunks, GM fix is elusive

Nearly 10 years after the federal government mandated interior trunk releases in new autos, older cars never equipped with the safety devices continue to kill children drawn by curiosity into a little-known hazard.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Space shuttle was a dud, says ASU physicist

Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss called in from Australia to discuss the future of space exploration. Also, John Munger and Vince Rabago on the debt-ceiling agreement, and former Army Chief of Staff Wickham on a new study of vets.... Read more»

Think again

'Bad things happen someplace, Muslims involved'

“Left” and “right” are not equivalents in this country any more. One is genuinely concerned with facing reality and addressing it, however imperfectly and often, mistakenly. The other couldn’t care less. It’s time those in the media seeking “balance” understood this.... Read more»


In Texas, immigration and governor divide GOP

The strange saga of anti-sanctuary cities legislation in the 82nd session of the Texas State Legislature amplified the sharp dissonance around immigration politics inside the Texas Republican Party.... Read more»


Interactive: No debt limit increase means big state cuts

On August 2, if Congress fails to raise the debt limit, the United States will have its credit rating downgraded, interest rates will likely rise dramatically, and the federal government will be forced to immediately cut nearly 40 percent from its budget, which could plunge the American economy back into a deep recession.... Read more»


Trickle of illegal immigrants, flood of misinformation

What if we totally sealed the Mexican border and nobody came? True, neither is likely to happen. But after billions of dollars and torrents of anti-illegal immigrant rhetoric, it’s looking like reality at the border may be moving on.... Read more»7

Smart v. Stupid

American exceptionalism fuels Republican obstructionism

If you want to understand Republican obstructionism, look no further than American exceptionalism.... Read more»1


Terrorism: We have met the enemy... and he is us

The bombing and shooting attacks in Norway that killed more than 90 people and injured nearly 100 were initially suspected to have been the work of foreign terrorists. But nearly all terrorism — whether it’s in Oslo, Oklahoma City or Tucson — is homegrown.... Read more»5

Think again

Rupert, we hardly knew ye

The scandal facing the Murdoch empire that has dominated media news has certainly been riveting. But has it taught us anything we didn’t already know?... Read more»


Who owns America? Hint: It's not China

While the Chinese, Japanese and plenty of other foreigners own substantial amounts, it’s really Americans who hold most of America’s debt.... Read more»

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