WASHINGTON — We’re now a month away from a vote to determine whether Great Britain will have to continue on as not-quite-as-great Britain. On Sept. 18, Scots will head to the polls for a long-awaited independence referendum, and while the “no” camp — those opposing secession — continue leading in the polls, it’s still too close for comfort as far as London’s concerned.
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We’re calling it the Gaza War, or the Hamas War, so far. What the books will call it remains to be seen. But it was a Jerusalem War, too, with its own sad sort of wreckage.
The killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the heavy-handed police tactics that have followed point to a growing problem in this country: the threat of a police state that endangers not only public safety, but democracy itself.
It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work.
In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn’t been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
One concern for investors is how markets keep powering higher despite all of the geopolitical turmoil: The grinding Syrian civil war that has spilled into Iraq, the clash between Israel and Gaza, the Crimea annexation and now the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine.
Do police officers have an existential fear of black men? It’s quite clear that black men have an existential fear of the police.
Convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or die.
TOKYO — Recent hints from Philippines President Benigno Aquino about running for a second term are clearly a political trial balloon. It needs to be popped, fast.
WASHINGTON — Being a governor seems to be risky business these days.