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  Common-sense rules for a ‘moneyed political culture that knows no limits’

As President Obama weighs an executive order that would require federal contractors to disclose their political spending, Jon Meacham discusses why we need limits on our ‘moneyed political culture.’

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  Jon Meacham: Obama didn’t follow the law with Libya campaign

President Obama has placed himself above democracy in launching a military campaign in Libya without congressional approval, says Jon Meacham.

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As NATO takes over in Libya, what’s the endgame?

Officials said NATO would take charge of both the no-fly zone and the bombing campaign, but an exit strategy remained elusive. “There’s very real room here for long-term stalemate,” said one military analyst.

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil isn’t worried about climate change

The noted author and inventor predicts that in 20 years, we’ll be meeting all our energy needs with solar power.

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What ‘O’ is and isn’t good for

On the eve of its publication, a new political roman à clef has the Beltway chattering about the identity of its anonymous author.

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The life and death of climate legislation, in graphic form

There are lots of villains and no heroes in a comic strip about the short life and gritty death of the landmark climate change bill.

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  Just ask Peter Sagal: Advice for President Obama

Peter Sagal offers some advice to a certain down-in-the-dumps Leader of the Free World.

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  In India, a climate of power

President Obama reached an unusual clean energy agreement with India during his trip there last week. So what role does this emerging power play in the fight against climate change?

In ‘Inside Job,’ a new doc about the financial crisis, no one looks good

“Inside Job,” a documentary detailing the causes of the financial collapse of 2008 and its aftermath, is a scathing critique of U.S. policies of deregulation since the 1980s — a critique that extends to Republicans and Democrats alike. At a New York Film Festival screening of the film, director Charles Ferguson said that one of [...]

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