Lawsuits show how online payday lenders fleece consumers

Beware those online payday loans, people. They are worse than you thought. Newly unsealed court filings shine a light on how perilous it can be to even crack open the door to one of those Internet lures that promise instant approval and quick cash to anyone who asks.

Lawsuits show how online payday lenders fleece consumers

Beware those online payday loans, people. They are worse than you thought. Newly unsealed court filings shine a light on how perilous it can be to even crack open the door to one of those Internet lures that promise instant approval and quick cash to anyone who asks.

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Jonah Goldberg: The challenge of stopping do-it-yourself jihadism

So here’s the troubling question: Why did Mohammad Ali Baryalei bother making the phone calls? We’ve been hearing for months that the Islamic State is brilliant at social media. The terror group can reach out to supporters, sympathizers and assassins all around the world with a single tweet, Facebook post or YouTube video.

NFL must play lead role to end the abuse of women

Despite all of the angst in the NFL right now, when it comes to domestic violence, the discussion is lame and frustrating. We can create all the shelters and women-be-smart programs we want, but we wouldn’t really be addressing the root of the problem: men. We wouldn’t be asking the people to step up who could really make a difference but aren’t: men.

Jonah Goldberg: The challenge of stopping do-it-yourself jihadism

So here’s the troubling question: Why did Mohammad Ali Baryalei bother making the phone calls? We’ve been hearing for months that the Islamic State is brilliant at social media. The terror group can reach out to supporters, sympathizers and assassins all around the world with a single tweet, Facebook post or YouTube video.

NFL must play lead role to end the abuse of women

Despite all of the angst in the NFL right now, when it comes to domestic violence, the discussion is lame and frustrating. We can create all the shelters and women-be-smart programs we want, but we wouldn’t really be addressing the root of the problem: men. We wouldn’t be asking the people to step up who could really make a difference but aren’t: men.

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Darryl Burton: Two recent exonerations cause new concern about the death penalty

“I was relieved that Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, after waiting over 30 years, finally proved their innocence with the help of DNA evidence and were released from prison in North Carolina,” writes Darryl Burton, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Missouri on the basis of perjured testimony and spent 24 years in prison before being exonerated and released.

Darryl Burton: Two recent exonerations cause new concern about the death penalty

“I was relieved that Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, after waiting over 30 years, finally proved their innocence with the help of DNA evidence and were released from prison in North Carolina,” writes Darryl Burton, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Missouri on the basis of perjured testimony and spent 24 years in prison before being exonerated and released.

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NFL must play lead role to end the abuse of women

Despite all of the angst in the NFL right now, when it comes to domestic violence, the discussion is lame and frustrating. We can create all the shelters and women-be-smart programs we want, but we wouldn’t really be addressing the root of the problem: men. We wouldn’t be asking the people to step up who could really make a difference but aren’t: men.