The Great Debate

Why a hope in the world since Biblical times is officially over

March 11, 2016
Migrants stand next to the Greek-Macedonian border fence, near the Greek village of Idomenii March 1, 2016. Macedonian police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of migrants who stormed the border from Greece on Monday as a deeply divided Europe traded barbs over the biggest humanitarian crisis in decades. As frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans, migrants trapped on the Greece-Macedonia border tore down a metal gate in the barbed wire fence. REUTERS/Marko Djurica - RTS8QIB

Migrants stand next to the Greek-Macedonian border fence, near the Greek village of Idomenii March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The sniper’s evolution from villain to hero

March 11, 2016

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Listen on SoundCloud Participants: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, Ian McCollum Snipers play a key role in the world’s armies. They target commanders on the opposing side and other targets with an outsize impact. Working by themselves, they can pin down a group, creating fear and confusion.

And now they’re covered in glory. Hollywood cast Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, in the movie American Sniper. Kyle killed at least 160 people with his rifle.

North Korea is a nuclear power. Here’s why the world just has to live with it.

March 10, 2016
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) reacts as he watches a long range rocket launch in North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo February 7, 2016. North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbors and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.  Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. - RTX25T51

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) reacts as he watches a long-range rocket launch in North Korea, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kyodo

A one-party state without the rancor

March 10, 2016
California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California March 19, 2015, to announce a $1 billion emergency legislative package to deal with the state's devastating, multiyear drought. The state is entering a fourth year of record-breaking drought that has prompted officials to sharply reduce water supplies to farmers and impose strict conservation measures statewide. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

California Governor Jerry Brown at a news conference with Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (L) and Senate Republican leader Bob Huff at the State Capitol in Sacramento, March 19, 2015, REUTERS/Max Whittaker

Why America could (probably) survive a President Trump

March 9, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as protestors hold up a sign reading "No Place for Hate in Maine" during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Joel Page TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS96PL

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as protestors hold up a sign reading “No Place for Hate in Maine” during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Joel Page

Can Donald Trump make Canada great again?

March 9, 2016
A deer runs close to the United States border with Canada near Havre, Montana, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A deer runs close to the United States border with Canada near Havre, Montana, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A campaign that makes the political turmoil of 1968 look good

March 8, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Warren, Michigan, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Warren, Michigan, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Why Republicans hate the Republican Party so much

March 8, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Warren, Michigan, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Warren, Michigan, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Ronald and Nancy: Love, in and out of the limelight

March 7, 2016
FILE PHOTO MARCH 1985 - President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy kiss on their wedding anniversary in the White House March 4 1985. Ronald Reagan, the film star turned politician, swept into office as the 40th U.S. president on a conservative revival that changed America's political and economic landscape for years to come

President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy kiss on their wedding anniversary in the White House, March 4 1985. REUTERS/Archive