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11:01 am
Mon May 21, 2012

30 Days In Jail, Three Years Probation In Rutgers Webcam Case

Dharun Ravi in a Brunswick, N.J., court today during his sentencing.
Mel Evans AP

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 12:36 pm

After emotional appeals from parents on both sides of the case, Dharun Ravi was this afternoon sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for bias intimidation and invasion of privacy when he used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate at Rutgers University in September 2010.

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Opinion
10:18 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Weekly Standard: No More Mister Nice Guy

President Barack Obama greets supporters at a campaign rally at Ohio State University on May 5, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. The rally officially kicked off the president's 2012 campaign for reelection.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 7:19 am

Fred Barnes is executive editor at The Weekly Standard.

By the time he took office in 2009, President Obama had fashioned a reputation as an idealist committed to reforming the way business is done in Washington. But as president, he's allowed this reputation to fritter away. And what's left of it is now being destroyed by his harsh and misguided campaign for reelection.

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Monkey See
10:18 am
Mon May 21, 2012

'Saturday Night Live' Shows Its Heart On Kristen Wiig's Last Night

Mick Jagger and Kristen Wiig in the final sketch of the Saturday Night Live season finale.
Dana Edelson NBC

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 9:18 am

Saturday Night Live has always had a stealthily big heart. You can see it when the hosts people really like get hugs from everyone at the end of a show, and you can see it when people come back for guest appearances, and you've certainly seen it in some well-known moments in which the show says goodbye. That includes genuinely sad moments like the night Steve Martin hosted the show hours after Gilda Radner died, as well as considerably lighter fare like singing "So Long, Farewell" when Phil Hartman was leaving.

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Opinion
10:17 am
Mon May 21, 2012

The Nation: Why Is NATO Necessary?

German troops serving in the NATO-led peacekeeping mission (KFOR) in Kosovo unload sandbags as part of the reinforcement of KFOR troops in the town of Mitrovica on September 28, 2011.
Armend Nimani AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 8:36 am

This article was written by the editors of The Nation.

For much of the post–cold war era, NATO has been a military alliance in search of a reason to exist. When ministers from the alliance's 28 member nations meet in Chicago in May, the question Why NATO? will once again hang over the proceedings.

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Opinion
10:17 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Foreign Policy: The Persian Gulf Needs Its Own NATO

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz shakes hands with arriving delegations during a welcoming ceremony for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders attending a summit in Riyadh on May 14, 2012.
Fayez Nureldine AFP/GettyImages

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 8:37 am

Robert Haddick is managing editor of Small Wars Journal.

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