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Idrees M. Kahloon

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Game of Drones

It’s not that I have some superstitious mistrust of aerial weapons—only mistrust for an opaque military program, governed by either nonexistent or secret law, that trusts anonymous, high-level bureaucrats with the power to kill American citizens without a trial.

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The Scary, Narrow Minded, Out of Touch Party for Stuffy Old Men

The Republicans must focus on their product rather than its packaging. The current unofficial slogan, The All-New GOP (Now With 25 Percent Less Crazy), simply will not do.

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Ten Years Later

By the time U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan, children old enough to be in high school will have never known a day when their country was not at war.

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Masters of the Universe

There’s an appalling inequality of justice in this country. In the eyes of the government, fraudsters like HSBC and UBS are clearly exempt from the laws. Too big to fail has become too big to jail.

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The Paradoxical President

There’s a striking cognitive dissonance between candidate Obama and his actions as president.

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Tranquility before Defense

The modern American crisis is less poverty than it is poverty of education. Even if politicians are stubbornly stuck in ...

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Still Broken

That Republicans managed to lose seats in both the House and the Senate, despite outspending Democrats $102 million to $70 million on House races and $135 million to $89 million on Senate races, is more a symptom of the ideological radicalization of the Republican Party than of the public’s distaste for the broken campaign finance system.

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Milo's Missionaries

Today’s the big day! Citizens will participate in our greatest civic duty—and be accessories to the most excessive and expensive campaigns in history. So here’s my prediction for the evening: a loss for the common man.

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Bitter Pills

FDA inefficacy is but a particular instance of an endemic culture of corruption that has infected nearly every governmental agency inside the Beltway.

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Reclaiming Our Republic

Who, on either side of the aisle, can justify billions of dollars in subsidies to enormously profitable oil companies? Or that six of the 400 wealthiest Americans paid no federal income tax?

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That Hope Has Been Tested

Instead of sheepishly staking his electoral bid on a shaky unemployment rate and praying that the ticking time bomb of the European sovereign debt crisis explodes sometime after November 6, Obama can and should explain the shortcomings of his term.