If I were a Republican policy-maker, if I were the Koch brothers, if I worked for Goldman Sachs, Capital in the Twenty-First Century would frighten me more than anything at Occupy Wall Street.
Republicans -- including possible 2016 candidate Rand Paul -- are scrambling to distance themselves from defiant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after he made startling comments about slavery and African-Americans in a New York Times article published Wednesday night. After Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) called Bundy and his allies "domestic violent terrorist wannabes," fellow Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (R) countered last week that they are "patriots." A spokesman for Heller told the Times that the senator "completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy's appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way."
Bryan O'Neal, who was next to Pat Tillman when he was killed 10 years ago, still struggles with the fact that his platoon mates fired at them. One of the Army Rangers who told investigators they fired at Pat Tillman 10 years ago speaks publicly about what happened that fateful day.
President Barack Obama is expected to pardon "hundreds, perhaps thousands" of federal drug inmates before leaving office. That number might not seem so big. But it's historic in executive terms. In fact, reports indicate that the potential number will be well above the norm for an outgoing president and may even approach levels not seen since President Gerald Ford gave mass clemency to draft dodgers after the Vietnam War. read more
On the ground in a country where unmanned missile attacks are a terrifyingly regular occurrence.