NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Opinion: The real threat behind American embassy closings

The State Department’s decision to close 22 embassies in the Middle East and North Africa in response to a threat from al Qaeda on Sunday has sparked a renewed discussion of terrorism in the region. Lawrence Korb, a senior fellow … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Middle East peace talks could lead to ‘conceptual breakthrough’

Peace talks between Israel and Palestine will resume this month, Secretary of State John Kerry announced last week. Last time the two states sat down in 2010, talks only lasted three weeks before breaking down. But this time around, Kerry … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, RELIGION

Cardinal Dolan calls in from World Youth Day in Rio

Catholics from all over the world flooded into Rio de Janeiro last week for World Youth Day, the celebration of the Catholic faith that takes place in a different city every three years. Among them was Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Should Detroit cut pensions to pay $19B debt?

Detroit filed for bankruptcy last Thursday, and tough decisions for the city’s leaders are likely just beginning. To reduce the city’s $19 billion debt, bankruptcy could lead to cutting pensions for 20,000 employees, a step that has been challenged by … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Black leaders respond to not guilty verdict in Trayvon Martin case

When a jury declared George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin on Saturday, the nation felt an all-too familiar schism that came after months of building pressure over two of the most contentious issues in America–race and … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Will Obama’s trip revitalize U.S. engagement in Africa?

While Michelle Obama has been documenting the first family’s trip to Africa on Instagram, others at home have been analyzing the long-term implications of the president’s visit to the continent–his first since a one-day trip to Ghana in 2009. Todd … Continued

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Pakistani report calls bin Laden raid an ‘act of war’

Last year, Zero Dark Thirty dramatized the U.S. mission to kill Osama bin Laden for the big screen. While the film detailed American efforts throughout the 10 years leading up to bin Laden’s death, the Pakistani side of the story … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, NFL, SPORTS

LISTEN: Mike Mularkey talks about Justin Blackmon

Former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey made an appearance on The SiriusXM Blitz Tuesday, and talked about the process of drafting players into the NFL with damaged reputations. Current Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was one of the topics … Continued

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LISTEN: Are gay marriages more equal?

Just five days after the Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, the federal government has granted the first green cards based on same-sex marriages, while gay marriage ceremonies have already resumed in California. After … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Politicians, scientists debate Obama’s climate action plan on POTUS Politics

What is “the most contentious issue of our times”? According to Penn State professor Michael Mann, it’s climate change. Mann, the author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, sat down with Michael Smerconish on … Continued