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Wiretap: The dangers of proxy war

  John Lee Anderson reminds us in the New Yorker of the dangers of the proxy war. Vladimir Putin is learning that lesson all too...

Wiretap: A plane down, a region out of control

  We don't know yet who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, causing the death of 298 people, but David Remnick writes in the New...

Wiretap: Never mind the Iraq vets, it’s time to war with...

The story of a decade of war and those 2.6 million American who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan is even worse than you might expect.

Wiretap: Hobby Lobby goes to Washington

It's the biggest case of the year, as the Supreme Court hears arguments about Hobby Lobby's attempt to use a religious exemption to avoid including birth control in its health plans.

Wiretap: Ukraine standoff fast darkening global geopolitics

  They're calling it the "cool war," and not because there's anything nifty about it. The Ukraine standoff has brought back something close to the...

Wiretap: Putin’s mad plan to end drone attacks and close Gitmo

How does the "war on terror" end? It could end with the crisis in Ukraine. To quote Secretary of State John Kerry, "what comes after the war on terror is the '19th century.'”

Wiretap: The Putin problem

What to do about Putin and Ukraine? There are serious critics, and there are those who just like to use the words "feckless" and "Obama" in the same sentence.

Wiretap: The games are over; Russia goes round the bend

The Orange Revolution never took hold. Putin believes he must take a stand against the West, somewhere. So, the $50 billion he spent on the Olympics goes to waste.

Wiretap: The continuing Tea Party-Republican uncivil war

The Tea Party is a kindergartener. It was born five years ago. As ABC News puts it, it's an unhappy birthday.