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11 disturbing things Snowden has taught us (so far)

What is the extent of the information Edward Snowden has leaked? We break it down. ... Read more»

Commentary

Why Egypt matters to the U.S.

As the keystone state in the region, the fate of the Egyptian revolution will have a decisive impact on other countries whose stability and future is hanging in the balance. ... Read more»

8 things other cultures do that are awesome

It's a tough pill to swallow, but a lesson worth learning all the same: Just because it's the way we've always done it doesn't mean it's the most awesome way.... Read more»

Border news roundup

Immigration bill released amid security, economic concerns

The Gang of Eight debuted their immigration reform bill; New York dairy farmers, religious leaders and tech industry leaders including Mark Zuckerberg weighed in on the debate; Mexico faces law enforcement challenges and business opportunities.... Read more»

Guest opinion

McCain: GOP can't turn away from internationalism

Our last election was not primarily, or even secondarily, about national security. But to the extent that a referendum was held on that issue, polls show that most Americans gave their vote to the Democrats. This was a sea change, and there are many reasons for it, but a major one is clearly the legacy of Iraq.... Read more»

North Korea opens window into possibility of talks with U.S.

North Korea said it was open to dialog with the US but that it would not return to the "humiliating negotiating table" until it has boosted its nuclear arsenal enough to fend off an American attack, the state news agency reported. ... Read more»

Comic:

The papal conclave

Didja ever wonder why the pope isn't selected by God? Yeah, us too.... Read more»

Analysis

How do you solve a problem like (North) Korea?

Five questions with MIT professor Jim Walsh on what North Korea's nuclear detonation means for China, the US and global security.... Read more»

Analysis

Global power will shift by 2030

A new U.S. intelligence report forecasts an end to U.S. predominance.... Read more»1

Comic:

North Korea: Axis of ridiculous

There's a new Kim in town, but can we expect the bad boy regime in Pyongyang to change?... Read more»

FactCheck

Viral spiral: 2012's most egregious and asked-about online claims

We've long warned our readers to make good use of the delete key when emails spreading sketchy claims pop up in their inboxes. But we've found that old viral emails, unfortunately, never die — and new ones spread like a highly contagious disease.... Read more»

Christmas, Inc: Inside a Thai Christmas tree factory

Your “Made in Thailand” Christmas tree was boxed here, in a concrete warehouse ringed with palm trees.... Read more»

Global carbon emissions hit record levels in 2011

The world is producing too much carbon dioxide to limit global warming to a few degrees, reports the AP.... Read more»

Factcheck: Veep debate violations

The Biden-Ryan debate was marked by some spirited claims that didn’t always match the facts. The participants in the vice-presidential debate roughed up the facts in their one and only meeting. (with full video)... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Hey Mitt, I’ll see your China debt and raise you an F-35 program

The path to paying down our national debt runs through the Pentagon: In the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney said he’d judge every government program by whether it was “so critical it's worth borrowing money from China to pay for it.”... Read more»3

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