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  • Rekha Basu: As protests subside, lessons from Ferguson must endure

    Life is said to be moving back to normal in Ferguson, Mo., three weeks after an unarmed 18-year-old was shot to death by a police officer. Michael Brown has been buried. Shops closed in the wake of early looting are reopening. "I Love Ferguson" signs...
  • Why are police bothering so many young black men in the first place?

    Have to hand it to Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul. On Thursday, in an essay for Time magazine, he nailed one of the major problems with the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the unconscionably militarized police response:...
  • White House to review military surplus policy for law enforcement

    White House to review military surplus policy for law enforcement
    Troubled by images of heavily armed police facing off protesters in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of federal programs that help law enforcement agencies buy military equipment. Obama wants to know whether the programs are “...
  • Rand Paul on 'Meet the Press'; Paul Ryan on 'Face the Nation'

    Rand Paul on 'Meet the Press'; Paul Ryan on 'Face the Nation'
    Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, two of the most familiar Sunday morning guests, will be back this weekend. But the guest list also includes actor Gary Sinise, spokesman for the Disabled Veterans' Life Memorial Foundation. Sinise talks to CBS'...
  • Rand Paul heading to Guatemala to do eye surgeries

    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is just back from barnstorming Iowa, home of the earliest presidential caucus, and he's heading next to eat barbecue in South Carolina, the first voting state in Dixie and a critical stop for Republicans who aspire to the...
  • Amid Ferguson chaos, Rand Paul bemoans 'militarization' of police

    WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday tied the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to a federally funded "militarization" of local police, meshing his signature anti-big government and civil liberties views into a message he hopes will resonate with black...
  • Shock and awe in Ferguson

    For those of us who lived through the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, and for all of us who remember the Trayvon Martin murder, just two years ago, events surrounding the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown look all too familiar. As Yogi...
  • Clinton's lead over GOP candidates shrinking

    WASHINGTON Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's lead over a crowded prospective Republican field has narrowed and her support has slipped below 50 percent, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Clinton remains ahead of...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Are America's police over-militarized and under-accountable?

    Americans have been transfixed for a week now by the protests in Ferguson, Mo., sparked when an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a police officer. Police, outfitted with camouflage, tear gas, crowd-dispersing noise-makers, and...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Campaign 2016 and the right- and left-wing slant on U.S. policy in Iraq

    For several years, debate over President Barack Obama's international policies has followed a simple partisan pattern. Obama's top aides and most fellow Democrats, hailing the end of the Iraq war, supported his goal of lowering the U.S. profile abroad....
  • An early handicapping of Republican presidential field

    In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. It's sobering to recall that less...
  • Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny

    Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny
    The image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters has crystallized a debate over whether a decades-long flow of military-grade equipment to the nation's police departments...