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Greece submitted the long-awaited list of 18 reforms to its creditors on Friday. Officials from the Troika of the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund will study the reforms over the weekend.

Op-Ed: Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion, not treason

President Obama boasted about the swap of five GITMO detainees for kidnapped Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. These detainees were high-ranking Taliban leaders. Nearly one year later, the U.S. Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior.

Op-Ed: Anti-gay law — Keith Olbermann asks NFL, NCAA to boycott Indiana

ESPN's Keith Olbermann has requested that the National College Athletic Association and the National Football League boycott Indiana until a controversial new law that allows businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples is repealed.

Senator makes 'flippant comment' over mandatory church attendance

Arizona's Republican Senator Sylvia Allen thinks mandatory church attendance is a good idea for the American people, even though she says it was a "flippant comment" on her part. But she is not apologizing.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to retire from Senate

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced on Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, a move that surprised many Americans and sparked speculation about who will replace him and his role as Democratic leader.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked Haftar will probably sabotage any Libyan peace deal

UN envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, proposed a unity government composed of a three-person presidential council but it also would incorporate the House of Representatives of the Tobruk-based internationally recognized government.

Op-Ed: Montreal protests target Quebec government austerity policies

Police used tear gas and reportedly sound bombs and fired rubber bullets on Tuesday to disperse students who were protesting provincial Quebec government austerity policies that included severe cuts to education funding.

Op-Ed: Worker-owned co-ops—An alternative to unions v. ‘right to work’

A worker-owned business that gives workers a share of the profits and a say in how the company is run is better than a union, better than right-to-work legislation.

Op-Ed: Ted Cruz doesn't stand a chance this time around

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the first official major candidate for president. He won't win the GOP nomination, but winning in 2016 is likely not his game plan. He is playing the long game and will win through 2016 martyrdom.

Op-Ed: Harper to expand and extend Canada's fight against ISIS

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has presented a motion before parliament that would renew its mission as part of the coalition led by the US that is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or IS).

Why Ted Cruz is signing up for Obamacare

Republican Senator Ted Cruz, the Tea Party favorite who has made repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—aka Obamacare—a central pillar of his political raison d'être, is signing up for... Obamacare.

Okinawa governor stops work on U.S. air base

Governor Takeshi Onaga of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa has ordered a branch of the Defense Ministry to suspend all work in an area where a key U.S. military air base was to be relocated.

Op-Ed: Inside China’s silent onslaught on Washington

International institutions are one of the most enduring legacies of the post- World War II US-sponsored American world order.

Op-Ed: Deadly force shootings-AZ bill would keep police names secret

Rumain Brisbon. Tamir Rice. Akai Gurley. Kajieme Powell. Ezell Ford. Mike Brown. All young, black, and male. And all shot dead by police under questionable circumstances.

Supreme Court hears free speech case over Confederate flag plates

On Monday, 23 March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a free-speech challenge to the decision by the state of Texas to refuse a proposal by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) for state-issued license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag.

Op-Ed: Canadian Bar Association critical of Harper anti-terror bill

The Canadian Bar Association(CBA) harshly criticized the Conservative Harper government's new anti-terror bill C-51, claiming it has measures that would deprive Canadians of liberties while not increasing their safety.

Op-Ed: How social justice warriors are ruining universities

While students educate themselves in majors that will not give them jobs, another worrisome issue has risen. The infestation of social justice warriors are turning our young people into whiny, gutless cowards.

Op-Ed: Haftar and Tobruk government try to sabotage Libya peace talks

The UN and western powers simply refuse to face the fact that the internationally recognized government of Abdullah al-Thinni in Tobruk and his newly minted CIA-linked military chief Khalifa Haftar are on a mission to recapture Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Chinese dissident criticizes Obama, praises Hillary Clinton

In a Voice of America interview, a blind Chinese dissident blamed the Obama White House for trying to force him out of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he had sought refuge in 2012, but praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her help.

Op-Ed: Fun times as Canadian born Ted Cruz (Dad Cuban!) seeks Presidency

Many members of the Tea Party were among those loonies that jumped on an Internet rumor about U.S. President Barack Obama and turned it into the birther movement. They said he wasn't born in the U.S. - they were way wrong - and so could not be President.

Op-Ed: Last U.S. Special Forces evacuated from Yemen

Houthi fighters along with troops loyal to former president Saleh have taken control of the airport at the southern city of Taiz and also parts of the city, setting up checkpoints at entrance points. Taiz is the third largest city in Yemen.

Canada: Protesters rally against anti-terrorism Bill C-51 Special

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Edmonton, Alberta to protest against Bill C-51 on Saturday, March 14 at Canada Place.

Op-Ed: Ted Cruz is 1st official 2016 prez candidate, but will fade fast

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the first official presidential candidate of 2016, with sources confirming that he will announce his candidacy on Monday, March 23. While Cruz will quickly falter, he does have a chance to guide the political conversation.

Op-Ed: European Commission makes $2.15 billion available to Greece

Head of the European Commission(EC), Jean-Claude Juncker says that 2 billion euros($2.15 billion) in unused funds will be made available to help Greece avoid a looming cash crunch.

Tobruk-based Libyan government bombs Tripoli before peace talks

The internationally recognized government in Tripoli sent planes to bomb Tripoli's only functioning airport just as some representatives from the Tripoli government were preparing to leave for scheduled peace talks in Morocco.

'Shoot the Sodomites', sex soon illegal for gays/lesbians in CA?

California's Attorney General Kamala Harris, candidate for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat in 2016, is forced by law to prepare an initiative that says, "Shoot the Sodomites." It calls for anyone participating in homosexual sexual acts to be shot in the head.

Rep. Louie Gohmert: 'It's Time to Bomb Iran'

Louie Gohmert, one of the most conservative and hawkish members of the US House of Representatives, wants to bomb Iran, and he wants to do it now.

'Sodomite Suppression Act' likely to advance in California

A California ballot proposition legalizing the murder of LGBT people is likely to advance to the signature-collecting stage, highlighting what critics call serious flaws in the state's democratic initiative process.

Op-Ed: Canada's foreign policy is making us less safe

This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that he was going to put forward legislation to extend the nation's role in Iraq and potentially expand its mission into Syria. This will only make us less safe and less free.

Op-Ed: Obama should pursue term limits instead of mandatory voting

President Barack Obama has just suggested that making voting mandatory in the United States — like it is in other industrialized democracies — could help counteract the influence of big money in politics. While his goal is noble, his theory is incorr

Op-Ed: IMF officials claim Greek government very unhelpful

Officials from the IMF, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission, complained in a conference-call Tuesday that Greek officials are not adhering to the conditions of the bailout extension deal or cooperating with creditors.

Op-Ed: Bill to bypass high school end-of-course exams hurts education

To graduate from high school in Texas, you must pass standardized tests: Algebra I, English I and II, Biology, and U.S. History. With many students unlikely to pass them all, the state Senate has just passed a bill allowing exemptions. It's bad law.

Op-Ed: European Commission nixes Greek anti-poverty law

The European Commission has vetoed what the government calls a "humanitarian crisis bill." The bill was meant to address poverty among pensioners and homeless families.

Op-Ed: The problem with mainstream feminism

Once defined as the equality of sexes; many prominent feminists have turned that definition upside down to attack men; while simultaneously shaming women who see feminism as a man hating ideology. It is no wonder why many reject the moniker.

Rolex revelations rock Renzi government in Italy

An Italian minister was left fighting for survival on Tuesday after it emerged his son had been given a Rolex watch by a businessman arrested in a kickbacks scandal that has rocked the centre-left government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Op-Ed: Newsweek's narrative on Libya spinning the news

To spin a story it is not necessary to lie. Indeed, one can even present facts that count against the spin in order to present what Fox news would no doubt call a fair and balanced account of events.

Op-Ed: France takes European lead in fight against Boko Haram

France’s current regional deployments and long history with West Africa makes it the European nation best enabled to help its African allies in their fight against Boko Haram.

Op-Ed: Cruz wrong to say political signs, donations both free speech

Firebrand libertarian U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has courted controversy yet again, this time by saying there should be no limits on campaign contributions. Cruz claims that political spending is equal to free speech.

Canadians protest Bill C-51 in National Day of Action Special

At noon on Saturday March 14th, 2015 thousands of Toronto residents gathered together in Nathan Phillips Square to become peaceful protesters and to rally against the federal government's new anti-terrorism bill C-51.

Op-Ed: Conservatives turn anti-terrorism review into political games

In the first hour of testimony Thursday on Bill C-51 the Harper government;s new anti-terror legislation, the Conservatives asked only one question. The hearings are before the Commons Public Safety Committee.

Op-Ed: How Secret Service agents disrupted bomb investigation

It is bad enough that two Secret Service agents were given preferential treatment after running their car into a barricade at the White House, allegedly while driving intoxicated, but now we find out they disrupted an active bomb investigation.