Banks didn't cause — and shouldn't be punished for — the recession.
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Germany's exposure to the NSA's prying eyes is a blunt reminder of its past aggression and humiliation long after the country has cleaned up its act. And this rankles Germans.
One way to interpret Chancellor Angela Merkel's sweeping victory is that it was what you would expect from an electorate dominated by the well-heeled and the silver-haired.
Miranda warnings to suspects are part of U.S. culture, but today that culture includes technological threats that the Supreme Court of 1966 could not foresee.
Some environmentalists say that euthanasia may be the only way to prevent an uncontrolled killer-cat population from ravaging wildlife in North America.
Last Wednesday, Charlie Hebdo, a French satire magazine, published cartoons that nastily mock the Prophet Muhammad, and European governments immediately feared more violence like the murder and arson at U.S. diplomatic installations that followed the appearance of a crude video about Muhammad. France closed ...
Ron Paul and his supporters gripe that the media do not give his campaign the attention it deserves. OK, let's focus on his animated diversions in last Wednesday night's Republican debate. He seemed to advocate a new system of silver coinage, just like the one we ...