Politics and Society
There are thousands, perhaps millions of immigrants waiting in line, legally, to become U.S. citizens. Politicians agree that those who may be put on a path to legalization by immigration reform should wind up "behind" those already in line. What that means, though, is ill-defined. And if the line doesn't speed up, folks may die in line.
A memo obtained by NBC News explains the legal rationale for the drone strike that killed an American citizen. But one critic says this memo, by expanding the definition of what constitutes an imminent threat to U.S. national security, this memo is distinctly different from the legal justification for torture....
Immigration reform is a top priority for Republicans and Democrats in the current political term. Both agree that something needs to be done. Farmers and agricultural industry types hope that their agreement includes fixing the guest worker program. But some immigrant activists say that's not such a good idea....
Switzerland is often held up by gun rights advocates as a model of what the United States could be with the right gun laws. But many in Switzerland say, not so fast. They point to already tightened restrictions and a, crucially, a healthcare safety net that lets fewer people go witout treatment....
This week marks the two-year anniversary of the Arab Spring protests that rocked Cairo and toppled the government of Hosni Mubarak. But unrest and violence has continued as police and the court system lose credibility amongst Egyptians. ...
The Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed their ban on gay members and scout leaders last year. But now leaders of the organization are rethinking their position with formal action coming perhaps as early as next week. But some former scouts are questioning how changes will take place....
Republican and Democrat senators introduced a bipartisan plan on Monday for immigration reform. The legislation, they say, will create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, sanction employers who hire undocumented workers and increase border security....
More than 20,000 women have served in Iraq of Afghanistan, but they haven't received the same recognition or opportunities for advancement as their male counterparts. But now that the ban has been lifted, hundreds of thousands of front-line jobs will now be open to women....
Author Don Hagist wanted to paint a picture of what British soldiers were really like during the American Revolution. Were they, as Hollywood depicts, violent spiteful automatrons? Or were they something else, more human, entirely?...
A Louisiana college student wants to get creationism out of the syllabus in Louisiana's schools. He's been waging a years-long battle and, while he's a long way from succeeding, he says he's made remarkable progress....
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