March 31, 2010 President Obama flew to Afghanistan over the weekend to meet with President Hamid Karzai. The brief visit points to the uneasiness in the relationship between the U.S. and an Afghan government that American troops are fighting and dying to uphold.
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March 31, 2010 After suspicion emerged that Pope Benedict may have handled abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church inappropriately, resignation entered the greater discussion. If he did resign, he certainly wouldn't be the first. The Rev. John O'Malley offers a historical perspective on resignations in papal history.
March 31, 2010 Olga Razumovskaya of The Nation says that Russians will not be safe until there is a political and economic solution to the decades-long war and occupation of Chechnya and the surrounding regions.
March 31, 2010 The National Review examines the effects of pornography on relationships, equating its addictiveness to a drug. After one woman loses her husband emotionally and physically to pornography, she calls for the scientific community to take a closer look at what it can do to a mind.
March 31, 2010 Jonathan Chait says Mitt Romney's got name recognition and decent pole numbers, but one thing Republicans just can't swallow. The Affordable Care Act was only a problem for him, when it wasn't at state level. And that sentiment hasn't won over many GOP hearts.
March 31, 2010 Foreign Policy gives a look at presidential friends and allies throughout history. The visual history provides a glimpse at how important global relationships are, and why Obama desperately needs one.
March 31, 2010 With the Eastern Orthodox and Protestant/Catholic Easters occurring on the same date this year, what better way to celebrate than with the flavors of Greece? Roast lamb and a traditional sweet bread star in a holiday spread welcoming spring and rebirth.
The gallery has always kept a close eye on Tiger Woods at the Masters. As he returns from a scandalous off-season, the scrutiny is likely to be even more intense this year.
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March 31, 2010 When Tiger Woods tees off at the Masters, millions will be watching raptly. That fascination can be fascinating — but it's as much about prurience as it is curiosity over how Woods will perform under such pressure.
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March 30, 2010 Linguist Geoff Nunberg says what makes the pledge important isn't the meaning of the words — it's the way we've managed to keep the words from meaning much of anything at all.
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March 30, 2010 Larry Kudlow of The National Review says that Obama is rewarding reckless behavior and punishing responsible homeowners. TARP funds set up a greater moral hazard that will surely lead to an expansion of bailout nation.
March 30, 2010 William Galstonover worries that large public debts are likely to lead to higher interest rates and slower growth. That is to say, President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 doesn't look encouraging.
March 30, 2010 Commentator David Clohessy says a resignation by Pope Benedict would only hinder any progress in uncovering how far the Catholic Church's abuse scandals extend. While his removal could bring short-term comfort, it won't touch the root of the problem.
March 30, 2010 Benedict is facing pressure from many communities amid suspicion that he hasn't properly handled abuse cases within the Catholic Church. Commentator Kenneth Briggs says Benedict should step aside and ask for a full investigation, and only when his name is cleared should he return.
March 30, 2010 A 6' 8" freshman is changing the way we understand hoops in the 2010 NCAA tournament and Dave Zirin says, unless you're paying full attention to all the glories of March Madness, you'd never know it. Her name is Brittney Griner,
March 30, 2010 As April looms and the tax man cometh, everyone's looking for an exemption. But some taxes and exemptions are more defensible than others. Andrew Swift of Foreign Policy shares a few of the most outrageous taxes around the world.
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