The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider next term whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. read more
Robert Reich: If enacted, the bill would be the largest single transfer of wealth to the rich from the middle class and poor in American history. read more
Robert Cassidy and Jacqueline Tame, Strategy Bridge: War and violence decoupled from strategy and policy -- or worse yet, mistaken for strategy and policy -- have contributed to perpetual war, or what has seemed like 15 years of "Groundhog War." In its wars since September 11, 2001, the United States has arguably cultivated the best-equipped, most capable, and fully seasoned combat forces in remembered history. They attack, kill, capture, and win battles with great nimbleness and strength. But absent strategy, these victories are fleeting. Divorced from political objectives, successful tactics are without meaning. In theory, we fight wars to fulfill a political purpose and to achieve objectives by aligning the means and methods of war toward that purpose. In theory, the purpose of war is a better peace. In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but as history has shown repeatedly, in practice there is. read more
A devastating accident involving an exploding oil tanker has left at least 140 people dead in eastern Pakistan, according to Nishtar Hospital.
The hospital, which is treating many of the wounded, added that over 100 people were injured in the explosion, in a statement Sunday.
The truck veered off the road Sunday when the driver lost control in the city of Bahawalpur, police official Mohammad Akhtar told CNN.
The explosion came as villagers began to gather around the truck in an attempt to collect oil in containers, Akhtar said. read more
As Trump faces accusations of colluding with the Russians during last year's campaign, his policies in office have aligned almost perfectly with the Kremlin's goals. If Moscow wanted its interference in America's election to yield dividends, it could hardly have hoped for more. read more