Despite the speech’s sweeping oratory and careful stagecraft, Ryan clings to seven dumb ideas that are also cropping up among Republican presidential candidates.
What must not be lost sight of is that the San Bernardino shooters had legally bought assault rifles, and it was the assault rifles that allowed them to commit this carnage.
Bernie Sanders believes the investigation into the death of Laquan McDonald should extend pass the Chicago Police Department - to all elected officials that may have had a hand in covering up the details of his death.
As a matter of policy, the Republican Party obstructs any serious effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. The time is surely coming when the corporate environmentalists will have to confront the Republican Party.
Under the state of emergency, French police can raid any home without judicial oversight. The vast majority of those targeted in the raids have been Muslim. Watch the interview with Yasser Louati, spokesperson and head of the International Relations Desk for the Collective Against Islamophobia in France.
While Turkey is roiled by a war on journalists, the arms flowing through the country are allowing the Salafi fighters to withstand the Russia air campaign south and east of Aleppo.
There have been more mass shootings in the United States than days this year. When will real changes be made to stop the violence?
If Anheuser-Busch InBev is allowed to become the first global brewery, it won't be because it makes the best beer but because it's rigging the marketplace to slam the door on its “free enterprise” competitors.
Best-selling author Naomi Klein examines how the 2008 economic crisis and bank bailouts continue to shape political momentum to tackle climate change; Obama’s attempt to be a climate leader at the COP 21 meeting in Paris; and the potential for new Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Are we in an age of demagogues? The collapse of our political and cultural institutions has turned charlatans and thugs such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump into viable candidates.