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  • Drilling for oil in the Chukchi Sea isn't worth the risk

    Drilling for oil in the Chukchi Sea isn't worth the risk

    The Obama administration is being at least somewhat more cautious this time around in allowing Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea. The company must keep its drills from reaching the oil reserves until it has the equipment in place that can shut down a well in case...

  • Baby on board? Go Navy!

    Baby on board? Go Navy!

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced in May that he was planning to increase paid maternity leave for sailors from six to 12 weeks. It was one of a number of changes designed to make his branch of the armed forces more attractive to women — and to keep them once they signed up.

  • A study of California prosecutors finds a lack of diversity

    A study of California prosecutors finds a lack of diversity

    In one police killing after another over the last year, as the nation has waited to find out if charges would be filed against officers, we've been reminded that prosecutors are in many ways the most powerful officials in the American criminal justice system.

  • Are there really only two options on Iran?

    Are there really only two options on Iran?

    Ever since negotiators finished work on a nuclear agreement with Iran, President Obama and his aides have been fending off critics with a recurring refrain: What's the alternative?

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