Opinion

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2012 “Are You Serious?” awards

Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"

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Is Syria situation spinning out of control?

The news from Syria is not good.

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Charting a new vision on the anniversary of 9/11

It is appropriate on this 11th anniversary to think hard about the need for a new direction in foreign policy.

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The Mali war - the wages of sin

The reports filtering out of Northern Mali are appalling: beatings and whippings for the slightest violations of Sharia law.

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Wildfires - and Republican climate change cluelessness - continue

As the blazes continue to consume forests and destroy homes, the climate change that spawned them is continuously being denied or ignored by Republicans.

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For cost of 1 month of Iraq War, "God particle" could have been U.S. triumph

The discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle is one of the biggest triumphs in the history of science.

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Blood and citizenship: Black soldiers and the 4th of July

As we celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering how important documents are to us - and where the authority for those documents comes from.

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Syria and the Phantom

What was that Turkish F-4 Phantom II up to when the Syrians shot it down?

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