Jack Kenny

"America does not have a functioning democracy at this point in time," former President Jimmy Carter said this week, according to a report in the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

In announcing her bid to topple longtime incumbent Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, Liz Cheney seems to suggest that she will be much more aggressive in opposing the Obama administration.

Neither the new law nor the funding restrictions for abortion are unique to the Lone Star State.

Former U.S. Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire sent an e-mail to Edward Snowden, expressing his support of the former National Security Agency contract worker's action in exposing the NSA's massive data collection program through the release of classified documents.

Various news media are trying to make the facts of the Zimmerman case fit the preordained conclusion of racism.

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, acquitted Saturday in a Florida court of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, may yet face criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice for civil rights violations in the February 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

President Obama will be guilty of an impeachable offense if he intervenes militarily in Syria's civil war without authorization from Congress, according to a resolution introduced in Congress.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas likened the rationale for an affirmative action admissions policy to segregationist arguments of previous decades.

 Judges are not fit arbiters of moral issues, Justice Scalia said in a speech titled, "Mullahs of the West: Judges as Moral Arbiters."

One week after President Barack Obama made his controversial remarks about religiously "segregated" schools in Northern Ireland, the comments continue to draw sharp rebukes on both sides of the Atlantic.

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