New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety (Guest Voice)
Sep01

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety (Guest Voice)

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety by James Stafford, Oilprice.com Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not just Saudi Arabia that has been left in North America’s dust — Russia has, too. The surge in North...

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Review: The case against binge-watching TV
Aug31

Review: The case against binge-watching TV

LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) – It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching – going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch. In the old days, of course, people watched one episode a week. That changed with digital video recorders… graphic (not part of the original article) via...

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Putin: ‘I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers’
Aug31

Putin: ‘I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers’

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a message for the international community on Friday: “It’s best not to mess with us.” While speaking at a pro-Kremlin youth camp on Friday, Mr. Putin downplayed the Kremlin’s involvement in destabilizing eastern Ukraine while sending a message to Western nations that he isn’t afraid to use force to forward Russian… Putin: ‘I want to remind you that Russia is one...

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From Syria to Ukraine, crises fill the Obama-NATO agenda
Aug30

From Syria to Ukraine, crises fill the Obama-NATO agenda

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama heads to Europe next week, looking to assure nervous allies of the United States’ commitment to the region, as NATO prepares to beef up forces amid fears that Russia will step up its provocations beyond Ukraine. Obama arrives in Estonia late Tuesday, where he’ll meet with the presidents of the three… photo used on TMV: Frederic Legrand /...

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Deny the Islamic State a safe haven (Guest Voice)
Aug29

Deny the Islamic State a safe haven (Guest Voice)

In 2002, my aircraft carrier battle group was conducting retaliatory strikes against Afghanistan when I was directed to move into the Persian Gulf and begin precursor combat operations against Iraq. While meeting with the fleet commander, I told him we were ready to go. But when asked my opinion of the impeding war, I replied that… Deny the Islamic State a safe...

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Farmers markets, here I come
Aug29

Farmers markets, here I come

Farmers markets, here I come by Esther J. Cepeda Washington Post Writers Group Columnist CHICAGO — After back-to-back readings of three books chronicling the state of food production in the United States, I’ve realized that except for a few childhood trips to South America during which I drank warm goat’s milk and ate freshly picked corn, beans, potatoes, rice and fruits, I’m not truly familiar with what real...

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Too detached to lead? (Guest Voice)
Aug28

Too detached to lead? (Guest Voice)

Too detached to lead? by Michael Gerson Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Having once served a president, I don’t begrudge any president a vacation. There is, in fact, no escape from this relentless job. A change of scenery does not involve a change in responsibilities, or even a release from the essence of the president’s routine. The intelligence briefings stalk him. Presidential respites are...

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NATO Says Over 1,000 Russian Troops Inside Ukraine’s Borders
Aug28

NATO Says Over 1,000 Russian Troops Inside Ukraine’s Borders

Update as of 8 a.m. EDT: A senior NATO official has said that there are over 1,000 Russian troops operating inside Ukrainian borders, BBC reported. Update as of 7:15 a.m. EDT: Russia is carrying out an invasion in Ukraine, Ella Polyakova, a member of Vladimir Putin’s advisory council on human rights, reportedly said. “When masses...

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Accidental Death Of Gun Instructor Re-Ignites Bitter Debate
Aug28

Accidental Death Of Gun Instructor Re-Ignites Bitter Debate

The accidental shooting of Arizona firearms instructor Charles Vacca by a nine-year-old girl, who he was teaching to use an Uzi machine gun, has renewed a debate in the United States about training children to handle guns. In the wake of the killing, social media erupted with comments from both sides of the debate. It’s...

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Unverified Audio Clip Provides Clues To Mike Brown Shooting
Aug27

Unverified Audio Clip Provides Clues To Mike Brown Shooting

A new audio clip, which allegedly recorded a series of shots fired at Michael Brown, was released Tuesday and reportedly indicates two separate sets of shots with a pause between them. The recording could further muddle the controversy surrounding the death of the 18-year-old black teen who was shot and killed on Aug. 9 in...

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The Resurrection of Rick Perry
Aug27

The Resurrection of Rick Perry

The Resurrection of Rick Perry By Jason Stanford Not since Superman has a fella made such a big impression when he took of his eyeglasses. Turns out, the sexy new specs were a disguise all along. This is the Rick Perry we thought we were getting in 2012 before he crashed and burned onstage. But he’s back, baby, and if he can keep it up it just might be change Republicans can believe in. We should have known better. The doddering...

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What line to draw on beheadings?
Aug27

What line to draw on beheadings?

What line to draw on beheadings? by Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — “Don’t watch the video. Don’t share it. That’s not how life should be.” So tweeted Kelly Foley, a cousin of beheaded journalist James Foley, as the video of the brutal execution began to go viral — as the Islamic State intended. Beheaded journalist. How horrible to write a sentence featuring...

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A legacy in question (Guest Voice)
Aug26

A legacy in question (Guest Voice)

A legacy in question by Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — I’ve thought for some time that the Obama administration could look better in the rearview mirror of history than it does in the bumpy ride of the day to day. That may still turn out to be correct. Yet events of the last few months — specifically, the rise of the Islamic State and the accompanying specter of a renewed terrorist...

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McDonald’s losing connection with millennials?
Aug26

McDonald’s losing connection with millennials?

McDonald’s Corp. appears to be losing its connection with a key group of Americans: millennials. The Wall Street Journal on Monday used data to show the changing tastes of some younger Americans. Data compiled for that newspaper by Technomic Inc., a restaurant consultancy, showed that the percentage of people in the United States aged 19 to… McDonald’s losing connection with...

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The right note on gender and hiring (Guest Voice)
Aug25

The right note on gender and hiring (Guest Voice)

The right note on gender and hiring by Esther J. Cepeda Washington Post Writers Group Columnist CHICAGO — In the 1970s and 1980s, symphony orchestras around the world began implementing a system of “blind” auditions — performances given from behind a screen — in order to diversify their ranks while ensuring that elite talent and meritocracy ruled. It worked out well, with Princeton University research...

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Report: British Intelligence Has Identified ‘Jihadi John’
Aug25

Report: British Intelligence Has Identified ‘Jihadi John’

British intelligence has identified the black-clad figure shown getting ready to behead U.S. journalist James Foley last week, a report said. In a grisly video, the figure who has become known as “Jihadi John,” said the execution was in response to the U.S. bombing of Islamic State positions near Mosul Dam in Iraq and threatened...

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No time to lead from behind (Guest Voice)
Aug24

No time to lead from behind (Guest Voice)

No time to lead from behind by Michael Gerson Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Responding to the horrifying murder of photojournalist James Foley, Secretary of State John Kerry declared, “ISIL [the Islamic State] and the wickedness it represents must be destroyed.” President Obama said, “people like this ultimately fail.” The first is a pledge; the second an observation. Obama remains...

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James Foley’s masked killer resembles British fighter in video of Syrian soldier’s execution
Aug24

James Foley’s masked killer resembles British fighter in video of Syrian soldier’s execution

Security agencies hunting for the killer of James Foley, the American journalist, are investigating video footage of two British jihadists taking part in the execution of a soldier captured during fighting in Syria. British and U.S. counter-terrorism analysts believe one of the Britons bears a resemblance to the jihadist who beheaded Mr Foley. If they...

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When to police political behavior
Aug23

When to police political behavior

When to police political behavior by Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — The headlines bring the accidentally colliding tale of two governors and, with it, a valuable debate about the proper role — and proper limits — of criminal law in policing political behavior. Exhibit A is the questionable — “sketchy” was the apt word used by, of all people, Democratic strategist...

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The Multimillion-Dollar Private Investigation To Find James Foley
Aug23

The Multimillion-Dollar Private Investigation To Find James Foley

While the United States government has a policy against paying ransom to terrorists, the privately held GlobalPost and James Foley’s family were prepared to pay a ransom for the kidnapped freelance journalist’s release, according to GlobalPost co-founder and CEO Phil Balboni. “Jim was a special member of our family,” Balboni said of the longtime GlobalPost correspondent.… The Multimillion-Dollar Private Investigation To Find James...

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