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Latest Stories from Left, Right, and Center

Last updated: Saturday, January 31 2015 07:01 PM

Matt Miller & Mitt Romney Say Goodbye, Keystone Pipeline, Greece and the Ukraine

Friday, January 30 2015 10:00 PM

Matt Miller's last LRC, Mitt Romney bows out, Senate approves Keystone pipeline, Gr-exit for real? Ukraine Trouble.

Tumult in the Arabian Peninsula, SOTU, NY Corruption

Friday, January 23 2015 11:00 PM

Chaos in Yemen, Change in Saudi Arabia,State of the Union, Europe's Monetary Explosion

Paris Reacts, Gay Marriage, Swiss Currency, Romney Again?

Friday, January 16 2015 11:00 PM

Paris one week later, the Swiss surprise, Mitt Romney redux, Supreme Court will decide gay marriage by Summer.

Tragedy in Paris

Friday, January 09 2015 10:00 PM

Charlie Hebdo and the stakes for Free Speech, oil prices plunge and the revolt at Harvard.

Mario Cuomo, Bush-Clinton? Afghanistan Legacy

Friday, January 02 2015 09:00 PM

Remembering Mario Cuomo, the emerging prospects of Jeb Bush, are we out of Afghanistan and De Blasio versus the cops.

2014: The Year That Was

Friday, December 26 2014 08:00 PM

A year-end meditation on all things policy and political.

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.