War & Peace

Jon Queally, staff writer
Wikileaks on Thursday has made public a never-before-seen internal review conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that looked at the agency's drone and targeted assassination programs in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere. The agency's own analysis, conducted in 2009, found that its clandestine drone and...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
American journalist James Foley, pictured here in Syria in 2012, was beheaded by the Islamic State in a video released by the group on August 19. (Photo: Nicole Tung via freejamesfoley.org)
2014 has been a grim year for journalists. Two leading press freedom groups...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
People light candles in memory of victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School, during a rally in Peshawar, December 17, 2014. (Photo: Reuters/Khuram Parvez)
As people across Pakistan and the world mourn the at least 148 people—most of...

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Stephen Colbert ended his dazzling nine-year run by gleefully killing death and leading a massive sing-along with former guests from Willie Nelson to Gloria Steinem. Colbert's withering smarts, righteous anger and basic humanity helped get us through the Bush years - still, alas, so with us. Colbert highlights include his blistering takedown of Bush at the White House press dinner as a stunned W sat a few feet away. Colbert's truthiness will be missed.