Yesterday, in a surprising move, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order allowing women to partake in armed combat for the first time in American history.SEE ALSO: Decorated war vet Pete Hegseth seeking GOP endorsement to challenge Klobuchar [VIDEO]Panetta's move had the strong suppo ... More >>
A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong
Ben Affleck's return holds out hope for classic Hollywood
As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Keith Ellison often serves as an Islam spokesman of sorts.Last week was especially difficult in that respect, as violent protests erupted across the Middle East in response to an anti-Islam film trailer published on YouTube.SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison: "Let's s ... More >>
David Gregory and Michele Bachmann on Meet the Press this weekend. Michele Bachmann longs for the good ol' days. You know, back when George W. Bush ran this country, and terms like "health care reform" and "stimulus package" were distant from our everyday vocabularies. Back when a man could ... More >>
Bin Laden: He's dead. Bachmann says so.One of the perks of Rep. Michele Bachmann's being on the House Intelligence Committee turns out to be that she gets to look at photos of a very dead Osama bin Laden before the rest of the world -- which will have to wait either until the pix are leaked, ... More >>
A story too good to be true?The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALS would have been compelling stuff in its own right. But it turns out the story ain't quite what it used to be. Here are the big headlines you probably thought were true about bin Laden's killing -- ... More >>
Saoirse Ronan is a Tilda Swinton in training
Michele Bachmann is named to the House Intelligence Committee.She missed out on a House leadership post. She got frozen out of a slot on the Ways and Means Committee. She even lost "Lie of the Year." What's left for Michele Bachmann? Intelligence.
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BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
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America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above"Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above," said Noam Chomsky last week. "They come out of struggles from below. And the answer to what's next depends on people like you. Nobody else can answer it."In Haiti and Bolivia, Chomsky went o ... More >>
Ridley Scott's latest delivers the post-9/11 tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve
Don Cheadle plays a soldier in the U.S. Special Forces, a job (and a country) he turns his back on
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
THESE DAYS Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf joined the Bush administration's war on terrorism and publicly turned against the Taliban immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. But Afghan officials allege that Taliban and allied fighters who fled to Pakistan after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanis ... More >>
No White House since Richard Nixon's has loathed the press as avidly as the Bush crew does. So it was a bit of dreary irony yesterday when Time magazine announced it would turn over to the government a staff reporter's notes on confidential sources: In this matter, the administration is nearly a ... More >>
Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.
A failing marriage, a lousy CIA assignment, and an AIDS crisis add up to a novel as big as a country
The war on terror is keeping musicians out of the U.S.
A Minnesota tie to the ill-fated coup in Venezuela
Skye Klad rocket away from Earth into a lurid world beyond
For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.
How Paul Thelander turned radios into gold, wind into spirits, and chemicals into a cocktail that might have saved the world.
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