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Latest Stories from Left, Right, and Center

Last updated: Saturday, December 20 2014 04:53 AM

The Sony Hack and Cuba

Friday, December 19 2014 10:00 PM

Should Sony release the movie amid North Korea's threats? Cuba's New Outlook.

The CIA Torture Report, the Congressional Spending Bill

Saturday, December 13 2014 12:00 AM

The CIA Torture Report -- a national shame or partisan revisionism? Also, revolt against the big spending bill.

Police Troubles & Rolling Stone's Apology

Saturday, December 06 2014 05:00 PM

Police abuse, Rolling Stone on a UVA sexual assault report and legislating immigration.

Left, Right and Gratitude

Wednesday, November 26 2014 08:00 AM

An American defined, optimism versus pessimism, and a hefty dose of gratitude.

The Immigration Debate

Friday, November 21 2014 10:00 PM

Is Obama acting as an imperial president or a common sense immigration reformer?

China, Keystone, Immigration and the Net

Friday, November 14 2014 11:00 PM

Obama in China, a showdown over Keystone, immigration wars and net neutrality.

Election Postmortem

Saturday, November 08 2014 01:00 AM

A drubbing for Democrats, the Supremes take up Obamacare and more troops head to Iraq.

Tim Cook, Midterms, BiBi Is Chicken and Fast-Food Workers in Denmark

Friday, October 31 2014 10:00 PM

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces he?s gay, why the ?war on women? isn?t playing in the midterm elections, and why fast-food workers in Denmark make so much money.

Fear in Canada, Ebola in New York and Midterm Madness

Friday, October 24 2014 10:00 PM

Shooting in Ottawa, another Ebola case, closing in on the election, seeds of the next housing crisis.

A Week of Fear: Ebola, Wall Street, Midterms & Freezing Eggs

Friday, October 17 2014 11:00 PM

Fear of Ebola, Fear on Wall Street, Midterm worries and freezing eggs, the new corporate benefit.

Gay Marriage, Islam, Panetta and Malala Yousafza

Friday, October 10 2014 10:00 PM

A show on tolerance: Gay marriage triumphs, Islam's dust up on Bill Maher, Panetta's complaints and Malala Yousafza gets the Nobel Prize.

Hong Kong, Secret Service, Ebola

Friday, October 03 2014 10:00 PM

The standoff in Hong Kong, the Secret Service collapses, Ebola comes to America

Syria, Eric Holder, Climate Change and the Truth about the Fed

Saturday, September 27 2014 12:00 AM

Missions relaunched in Syria, a big climate week in New York, the legacy of Attorney General Eric Holder, the truth about Goldman Sachs and the Fed.

Scotland, ISIS, Alibaba, Midterms

Saturday, September 20 2014 12:00 AM

A No vote in Scotland, a Yes vote on ISIS, Alibaba's billions, Ukraine's plight and the race to the midterm elections.

Obama's New War, Scotland's Vote, Campaign Finance

Friday, September 12 2014 10:00 PM

Obama lays out a policy on ISIS, Scottish independence, the Senate takes on Citizens United, Ray Rice.

NATO, BP Accountability, Politics of Joan Rivers

Friday, September 05 2014 09:00 PM

The West versus ISIS and Russia, Europe primes the pump, BP's high-octane negligence, the politics of Joan Rivers.

Ukraine, ISIS, Burger King and Drones

Friday, August 29 2014 08:00 PM

A stealth war in Ukraine, the threat of ISIS and what we should do, the Burger King betrayal and drones are coming.

The Hot and Cold Edition

Friday, August 22 2014 10:00 PM

Russia rolls into Ukraine, Obama golfs while ISIS kills, Ferguson cools, Perry chills and that ice bucket challenge.

Tragedy in Ferguson, Al-Maliki Steps Down, Hillary Speaks Out

Friday, August 15 2014 09:00 PM

Working toward a new mood in Missouri? Iraq, Hillary, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall.

Air Strikes in Iraq, Obama's Poor Poll Numbers, and 40 Years after Nixon

Friday, August 08 2014 10:00 PM

American?s strike at ISIS, New poll shows bad news for Obama, and Nixon?s resignation 40 years later.

The Senate Vs. the CIA, End of the Gaza Ceasefire, and the Role of the US Abroad

Friday, August 01 2014 10:00 PM

The CIA vs. the Senate, the end of the Gaza ceasefire, and how the world sees U.S. leadership.

Days of Rage in Gaza, the Ukraine, Obamacare and Paul Ryan

Friday, July 25 2014 09:00 PM

A heated debate over Gaza, the latest on the Ukraine, Obamacare and Paul Ryan.

Jet Downed in Ukraine, Rolling Into Gaza, Iran Deadline

Friday, July 18 2014 07:00 PM

Investigating Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Israel moves into Gaza, Iran nuclear negotiations.

The Global Mess Edition

Saturday, July 12 2014 06:00 PM

We discuss the mess in Israel, along the border, between Germany and the US. and the Afghanistan election.

Good Money News, Hobby Lobby Fallout, and FB?s Big Experiment

Friday, July 04 2014 01:00 AM

Obama?s good economic news, the Hobby Lobby fallout, anger in Israel, and Facebook?s social experiments.