The Great Debate

from American Insights:

American Insights: E-cigarettes the choice of a new – richer – generation

June 10, 2015

Bodie Hultz with Vape Affliction, uses a trash can to create rings of vapor at the Vape Summit 3 in Las Vegas, NV

Bodie Hultz with Vape Affliction, uses a trash can to create rings of vapor at the Vape Summit 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada May 2, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker

U.S.-funded Afghan police prey on those they’re paid to protect

By Graeme Smith
June 10, 2015
A member of the Afghan local police meets with soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment at a checkpoint near Combat Outpost Hutal in Maywand District

A member of the Afghan local police meets with soldiers from the U.S. Army in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Are Ukraine and the U.S. allies or not?

By M. Rojansky, T.E. Graham and M. Kofman
June 10, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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

Algorithms: Based on your preferences, you may also enjoy this column

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