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March 27, 2015 Comment

Oil Prices Jump After Saudi Strikes In Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s involvement in Yemen’s growing unrest has led to fears of instability in the oil market.

March 27, 2015 11 Comments

Harry Reid Stepping Down, Ted Cruz Stepping Up

Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev and NPR’s Don Gonyea discuss the latest in 2016 politics and Capitol Hill news.

March 27, 2015 Comment

The Day Before Elections, Nigeria Claims A Military Victory Over Boko Haram

NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton says the timing seems rather convenient, as President Goodluck Jonathan is trying to keep his seat.

March 26, 2015 Comment

Will Saturday’s Election Change Anything In Nigeria?

The opposition party has enough support to win in national elections, but would the president allow for a peaceful handover of power?

March 25, 2015 22 Comments

Indiana Governor To Sign Controversial ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

The measure aims to protect business owners who say it violates their beliefs to serve gay couples. Critics say it allows discrimination.

March 24, 2015 Comment

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Power Plant Emission Standards

The lawsuit argues the regulatory agency improperly adopted the standards without first considering how much it would cost to reduce emissions

March 24, 2015 Comment

Proposed Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline In Kentucky Raises Concerns

A company wants to convert an existing natural gas pipeline to carry the volatile byproducts of gas drilling.

March 24, 2015 2 Comments

Afghan President Meets With President Obama

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wants U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan, but President Obama has promised to pull troops out of Afghanistan by the end of his presidency.

March 23, 2015 4 Comments

Ted Cruz Officially Announces Presidential Candidacy

Republican Senator Ted Cruz got out in front of the pack today and officially announced his intention to run for president in 2016.

March 23, 2015 Comment

Yemen On The Edge Of Civil War

Numerous factions are vying for power in Yemen. What does it mean for the region?

March 20, 2015 16 Comments

From Texas, A Supreme Court Case For Confederate Flag License Plates

The Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles’ decision to deny a license plate proposal because it features the Confederate flag.

March 20, 2015 Comment

The Week In 2016 Politics

An event in New Hampshire and a small scandal in Iowa are just the latest in the race for the White House.

March 20, 2015 Comment

Greece Running Out Of Money, EU Running Out Of Patience

EU leaders want Greek officials to provide specific reforms in order to receive money, but Greece’s Prime Minister says he will not commit to “recessionary measures.”

March 20, 2015 38 Comments

15 Frustrated Students Launch The Country’s First Student Debt Strike

15 students who attended for-profit Corinthian Colleges are refusing to pay back their student loan debts.

March 20, 2015 7 Comments

Fresh Off His Victory, Netanyahu Softens Comments On Two-State Solution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is walking back statements he made before the election, in which he said he would not support a two-state solution.

March 19, 2015 3 Comments

Protests Breakout At University of Virginia After Violent Arrest

The University of Viriginia’s president is calling for an administrative review of the arrest of an African-American university student.

March 19, 2015 23 Comments

Taking Islam Out Of The Islamic State

A journalist argues that trying to understand the so-called Islamic State through the lens of Islam is misguided and wrong.

March 18, 2015 Comment

Fortunes Turn For Brazilian President Re-elected Last Year

The administration of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is implicated in a corruption scandal and facing protests from Brazilian citizens.

March 18, 2015 Comment

Netanyahu Wins Resounding Victory After Tight Race

What will Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu’s win in parliamentary elections mean in the region, and for relations between the U.S. and Israel?

March 18, 2015 8 Comments

Putting Oregon’s New ‘Motor Voter’ Law In Context

Might Oregon’s first-in-the-country automatic voter registration law come to other states?

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March 26 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 25 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 17 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.