• World
    Jonathan Head: Thailand’s unresolved bombings

    If the investigation of last week’s multiple bomb attacks in southern Thailand follows the pattern of that into the bombing of the Erawan Shine in Bangkok, we are in for a surreal ride. …read more Read more here: Jonathan Head: Thailand’s unresolved bombings

  • Politics & News
    Trump Campaign’s Walid Phares vs. Clinton Campaign’s Wendy Sherman: Comparing Plans To Fight ISIS

    PBS NEWSHOUR: How the U.S. should fight the Islamic State is a major 2016 campaign theme. Donald Trump recently proposed "extreme vetting†of immigrants to the U.S. and joint military operations abroad, while Hillary Clinton favors U.S. airstrikes and support for local ground troops. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Trump foreign policy adviser Walid Phares and […]

  • Politics
    The Real Existential Threats of 2016

    By Patrick Buchanan On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense — rising, and GDP growing at 1 percent, future deficits will exceed this year’s projected $600 billion. National bankruptcy, then, […]

  • Aetna sours on Obamacare as administration blocks merger

    By rpradhan@politico.com (Rachana Pradhan) Obamacare backers are suspicious of the timing of Aetna’s decision to back out of most of the law’s insurance markets, suggesting the nation’s third largest carrier is trying to strong-arm the Obama administration into approving its controversial merger with another insurer. Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini dealt a big blow to Obamacare […]

  • Colorado Sen. Gardner backs Trump

    By clima@politico.com (Cristiano Lima) Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner ended months of speculation Tuesday by announcing his support of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, bolstering the Republican nominee’s pitch in a state where his polling numbers have fallen recently. The freshmen senator, who backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the Republican primaries last November, had remained mum […]