The Great Debate

Want to know Vladimir Putin’s secrets? They’re all right on his face.

By Dan Hill
June 10, 2015

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“I looked into Mr. Putin’s eyes,” Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) joked after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, “and I saw three things: a ‘K’ and a ‘G’ and a ‘B.’”

Russia sanctions’ unintended consequences: More cheese, less bread

June 9, 2015
A woman chooses cheese at a hypermarket of French grocery retailer Auchan in Moscow

A woman chooses cheese at a hypermarket of French grocery retailer Auchan in Moscow, January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Everything you need to know about the South China Sea conflict – in under five minutes

By William Johnson
June 9, 2015
An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands

An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool

Erdogan loses his chance to become Turkey’s Vladimir Putin

By Andrew Finkel
June 8, 2015
Turkish President Erdogan looks on after arriving at Esenboga Airport in Ankara

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan looks on after arriving at Esenboga Airport, in Ankara, Turkey, June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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By Neal Gabler
June 8, 2015
Picture illustration shows a 3D-printed Facebook logo in front of logos of news publishers it has tied up with


3D-printed Facebook logo in front of logos of news publishers it has tied up with to launch ‘Instant Articles,” in this picture illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Caitlyn Jenner: From 70s sex symbol to 2015 sex object

By Anne Taylor Fleming
June 8, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as reality television star and former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, poses in an exclusive photograph made by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair magazine

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as reality television star and former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, in an exclusive photograph made by Annie Leibovitz for ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine and released by ‘Vanity Fai’r on June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair/Handout via Reuters

Hacked federal personnel files could turn employees into foreign spies

By Peter Van Buren
June 5, 2015
A Department of Homeland Security worker listen to U.S. President Barack Obama talk at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington

A Department of Homeland Security worker listens to President Barack Obama talk at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Larry Downing

To save Iraq, the U.S. military must work with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

By Amir Handjani
June 5, 2015
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Soleimani uses a walkie-talkie at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani uses a walkie-talkie at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province, March 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

How the GOP went ‘Psycho,’ and how to fix it

By Craig Shirley
June 5, 2015
Camera crews set up for Universal Studios' "Best Psycho Shower Scene Scream" contest at the Bates Mo..

Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” REUTERS/Archives

It is hard to describe just how bad things are for the Republican Party. Each day it looks more and more like the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho.

Irish plunge stake through Catholic Church’s heart

By John Lloyd
June 5, 2015
A Yes campaigner poses for a picture in Dublin Castle as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriage

A Yes campaigner poses for a picture in Dublin Castle as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriage May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton