NPR Opinion http://www.kplu.org en The Nation: Jamie Dimon Finally Takes Some Heat http://www.kplu.org/post/nation-jamie-dimon-finally-takes-some-heat <em>George Zornick is a Washington reporter at</em> The Nation.<p>As the House Financial Services Committee hearing into recent failures at JPMorgan waned, bank CEO Jamie Dimon finally said what had already been obvious to everyone — he didn't want to be there. "These are complex things that should be done the right way, in my opinion in closed rooms," Dimon said. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:06:18 +0000 George Zornick 5345 at http://www.kplu.org The Nation: Jamie Dimon Finally Takes Some Heat New Republic: Birth control different than Starbucks http://www.kplu.org/post/new-republic-birth-control-different-starbucks <em>Jonathan Cohn is the senior editor of </em>The New Republic.<p>The controversy over contraception has faded a bit. Congressional Republicans are rethinking efforts to overturn a requirement that would make birth control coverage a mandatory part of health insurance. Rush Limbaugh has stopped talking about the issue, at least for the moment.<p>But the issue hasn't gone away entirely. The administration is still working on ways to accommodate the wishes of some large religious institutions opposed, for reasons of faith, to sponsoring employee benefits that cover contraception. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:35:06 +0000 Jonathan Cohn 4475 at http://www.kplu.org New Republic: Birth control different than Starbucks Foreign Policy opinion: Women on the front lines http://www.kplu.org/post/foreign-policy-opinion-women-front-lines <em>Joshua E. Keating is an associate editor at</em> Foreign Policy.<p>The Pentagon made big news this week when it announced it was <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/us/pentagon-to-loosen-restrictions-on-women-in-combat.html?hp" target="_blank">opening up more combat positions</a> to women in the U.S. military. These 14,000 positions <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pentagon-to-ease-restrictions-on-women-in-some-combat-roles/2012/02/09/gIQAwnL41Q_story.html" target="_blank">include</a> tank mechanics and frontline intelligence officers. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:19:55 +0000 Joshua E. Keating 4140 at http://www.kplu.org Foreign Policy opinion: Women on the front lines New Republic: State of the Union listening guide http://www.kplu.org/post/new-republic-state-union-listening-guide <em>Jonathan Bernstein blogs at</em> A Plain Blog About Politics.<p>Even with the major distraction of a Republican presidential primary, tonight's State of the Union speech will guaranteed to, however briefly, capture the undivided attention of all political junkies. They're not wrong: The annual tradition <em>does</em> matter. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:55:47 +0000 Jonathan Bernstein 3894 at http://www.kplu.org New Republic: State of the Union listening guide