Joining the professional firefighting crews on the front lines of the massive California wildfires are thousands of prisoners, brought out of their jails to engage in this dangerous work, all for a dollar an hour or less.
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The state relies on thousands of incarcerated firefighters, some of whom are under 18, to help stop the blazes.
If only the president’s—and the media’s—responses to the crisis in California weren’t so utterly predictable, I might not have predicted it in 2011.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has put forth a series of explosive allegations about the Obama administration’s role in the 2011 killing of the al-Qaida founder.
U.S. residents owning a drone that weighs more than half a pound will have to register the device with the Federal Aviation Administration before launching it into the skies.
This is the microcosmic lesson of the University of Colorado's recent decision to pay a new football coach $2 million a year. The move - and the reaction to it - is a perfect illustration of America's values, or lack thereof.
This is what hell might look like.
After five years, we must ask: How did the path from Ground Zero somehow lead us to Abu Ghraib? Where did the elemental goodness that inspired us in those first days and weeks after the attacks on New York and the Pentagon go?
The partisan firefight over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's incendiary allegation that the CIA lied to Congress about its use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" -- torture -- is a blessing. It turns the compelling case for a public inquiry into the Bush administration's policies toward terrorism detainees into an urgent necessity.
President Trump calls the decision in the case of the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan a "complete and total disgrace."