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McClatchy-Tribune Operated jointly by the McClatchy Company and Tribune Company, MCT serves more than 1,200 media clients, online information services and information resellers across the globe. With 600-plus contributors worldwide, MCT has an exceptional variety of sources, providing detailed analyses, opinions and perspectives. Email this author.


Cellphone Kill Switch Mandate Raises Privacy, Civil Liberty Concerns

Cellphone Kill Switch Mandate Raises Privacy, Civil Liberty Concerns

A new law signed in California last week requires all cellphones sold in the state to come with a “kill switch” that allows phones to be remotely disabled. The legislation likely will push the wireless industry to adopt kill switches as a default feature on all phones in the United States and worldwide.

Voters In 2 Rival Camps Will Elect 2 Rival Congresses

Voters In 2 Rival Camps Will Elect 2 Rival Congresses

As the red and blue districts on the election night map have changed, they’ve also grown more partisan and predictable. Once willing to split their vote, say for a Republican candidate for president and a Democrat for the House, voters in those same districts now line up more reliably with one party.

Winking At 2016, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Courts Koch Brothers Summit

DALLAS (MCT) — With a nod to a potential presidential candidacy, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pitched himself to a prominent crowd of conservative activists Friday by criticizing the last Republican administration in Washington, that of George W. Bush. Pence noted that before he was elected governor in 2012 he served 12 years in Congress — […]

Islamic State Video Depicts Beheading Of Kurdish Iraqi Soldier, Warns Against U.S. Alliance

IRBIL, Iraq (MCT) — Kurdish Iraqi officials on Friday condemned a video depicting the beheading of one of their soldiers by Islamic State extremists, who said it was retribution for the Kurds’ alliance with the United States. The six-minute video shows 15 Kurdish soldiers held captive in the militant-held city of Mosul, one of whom […]

Perry Criticizes Obama’s Leadership At Conservative Summit

Perry Criticizes Obama’s Leadership At Conservative Summit

DALLAS (MCT) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed President Barack Obama on Friday, saying he failed to show decisive leadership on issues like the border crisis and terrorist threats abroad and accusing the president of recklessly overreaching his authority on other issues. Speaking at Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream Summit in Dallas, Perry […]

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part Of Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part Of Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

DALLAS (MCT) — A federal judge has struck down a key provision of Texas’ new restrictive abortion laws that would have required abortion facilities in the state to comply with the standards set for surgical centers, according to court filings. U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel struck down the portion of the regulations, commonly referred to as […]

After Uzi Death, Gun Ranges Debate Safest Way To Teach Kids To Shoot

TUCSON, Ariz. (MCT) — The accidental death of an instructor at an Arizona shooting range, killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire a fully automatic Uzi, has touched off a national debate on whether children should be given access to such weapons. But among those who enjoy and teach the use of firearms, a […]

Crisis In Ukraine: How Will The U.S. Respond?

Crisis In Ukraine: How Will The U.S. Respond?

The Obama administration has warned for months that it wouldn’t accept a Russian invasion of Ukraine. With Russian tanks and armored vehicles reportedly crossing the country’s southeastern border Thursday and capturing a coastal town, the White House faced the unavoidable question: What will it do about it?

Pessimism Rocks America’s Post-Recession Workplace

Pessimism Rocks America’s Post-Recession Workplace

(MCT) — If a sampling of Americans is correct, the U.S. economy and workplace was forever changed — for the worse — by the Great Recession. According to a majority of adults polled by the John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, college will continue to be unaffordable, people won’t be able to […]

Billionaire’s Political Ads Criticized By Fact-Checking Groups

SAN JOSE, Calif. (MCT) — Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer’s blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he’s emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers. Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and The Washington Post are dogging one of […]

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