Alaska's Independent Governor Suspends Campaign, Endorses Democratic Nominee

Alaska's Independent Governor Bill Walker has suspended his campaign and endorsed his Democratic rival in the hope of blocking a Republican victory.

Drug War Insanity

Scenes from the war on drugs.

Russian Woman Charged With Interfering In 2018 Elections

The Russians are interfering in our electoral system again, and they're using our own hyperpartisanship to accomplish their goals.

Saudis Acknowledge Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead, Offer Utterly Ridiculous Explanation

The Saudi Arabian Government is finally acknowledging that Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Their explanation for his death, though, is too absurd to be believed.

Some Sanders Supporters Aren't So Eager For A Repeat

Bernie Sanders could find repeating the success of 2016 in 2020 may not be so easy.

Trump Praises House Candidate For Assaulting Reporter

President Trump is heaping praise on a Congressman who physically assaulted a reporter.

Joe Arpaio Files Defamation Suit Against The New York Times

Former Arizona Sheriff and Senate candidate Joe Arpaio is suing The New York Times for defamation. He doesn't appear to have much of a case.

Saudis Looking To Pin Jamal Khashoggi's Murder On Fall Guy

The Saudis are now apparently getting ready to push out a fall guy for the death of Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation as absurd as all the others they have offered to date.

Jamal Khashoggi's Final Words Should Carry Far Beyond The Arab World

Jamal Khashoggi's final column includes a message that should resonate far beyond the Arab world it was addressed to.

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California Man Held In Prison For 20 Years Freed After DNA Evidence Clears Him

Another example of just how imperfect our system of justice can be.

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Federal Budget Deficit Heads Back Up Under Republican Rule

Nearly two years into Republican control of Washington, the budget deficit is headed back up.

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Evidence Mounts Against Saudi Crown Prince In Khashoggi Murder

The evidence linking the Saudi Crown Prince to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi seems irrefutable.

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Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect In Canada

Marijuana is now legal in Canada, and many people are watching the country to see how it adjusts to this change.

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Donald Trump The Saudi Apologist

President Trump is serving as a knowing apologist for a despotic regime.

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Laura J. Richardson First Woman to Lead Army's Largest Command

She's quite likely the youngest 4-star general in the U.S. Army, if not the U.S. military.

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Washington State Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Last week, the Washington State Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional. The latest in a string of victories for opponents of capital punishment.

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Khashoggi Killers Linked To Saudi Crown Prince

Several of the men apparently tied to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi have close ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit Against Trump

A Federal Judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against the President

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Three Weeks Out, Polls Indicate A Divided Congress In January

With three weeks to go until Election Day, it's looking like we'll end up with a Congress divided between Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate.

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Saudi Arabia Cooking Up Impossible To Believe Defense In Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia is reportedly developing an explanation for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi that defies credulity.

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Faced With Evil, Trump Is A Coward And A Disgrace

Donald Trump is a coward and an apologist for evil around the world.

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Why Khashoggi Murder Was a Red Line

The Saudis have been awful for generations. Why this?

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

One of the people most responsible for the personal computer revolution has passed away at the far-too-young age of 65.

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Warren's DNA Test Release Will Backfire

Rather than cauterizing an open wound, she's fanned the fuels of a fire.

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Midterm Outcome Might Not Be Decided On Election Night

For a number of reasons, we may not know the outcome of the midterm elections on Election Night.

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Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Results In Response To Trump's 'Pocahontas' Line

Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA report showing that she does indeed have some Native American heritage in her family's past. That won't stop conservatives from continuing to attack her, though.

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Trump's Trade Chickens Coming Home To Roost

After nearly a year, Trump's trade policies are having their inevitable negative impact inside the United States.

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Sears Files For Chapter 11, Faces An Uncertain Future

Once the iconic American retail store, Sears now faces the possibility that it may end up fading into history.

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Democracy and Institutional Design III: Towards a More Complex Discussion of Democracy

Part III is here (a lot sooner than Part II was).

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A Nationalist Split In Eastern Orthodoxy With Roots In The Russia-Ukraine Crisis

The Ukrainian branch of the Russian Orthodox Church is pushing for independence. Church leaders in Moscow are not too happy about this.

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Even Fox News Is Sick Of Trump's Campaign Rally Speeches

Those rambling campaign rally speeches the President loves to give aren't getting the kind of coverage they used to, not even from his favorite news channel.

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Democracy and Institutional Design II: A (Very) Basic Definition of Democracy

The second installment of a seemingly forgotten series.

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