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Spying, lying and torture

August 11, 2014 In some respects, the recent admission by CIA Director John Brennan that his agents and his lawyers have been spying on the senators whose job it is to monitor the agency should come as no surpris. more »»

It makes no sense at all

August 10, 2014 Israeli leaders have been criticized roundly by officials in the U.S. and other countries — and yes, by many in the media — for their handling of the conflict against the Hamas terrorist organization. more »»

People improve economies

August 10, 2014 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. more »»

The reason for Watergate?

August 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — At about 5:15 p.m. on June 17, 1971, in the Oval Office, the president ordered a crime: “I want it implemented on a thievery basis. Goddamn it, get in and get those files. more »»

Nixon’s astonishing achievements before Watergate

August 10, 2014 It has been a summer of remembrance. The centennial of the Great War that began with the Guns of August 1914. more »»

A double standard at work

August 9, 2014 Claims opposition to President Barack Obama has racist undertones have become common. more »»

Jewish state forever important

August 9, 2014 The Bergische Synagogue in the German town of Wuppertal has a history with arson. The nearly 120-year-old synagogue was burned down during Kristallnacht in 1938. more »»

Still kicking around Nixon

August 9, 2014 Earlier this year, former New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote a trash-talking article in New York Magazine begging conservatives to dig back into the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. more »»

Murder in Rio Grande Valley

August 9, 2014 The voice on the other end of the line is exasperated. “It’s insane,” he wants America to know. “We’re in a war zone.” And there’s no room for apathy. “This is coming to a town near you,” he warn. more »»

Another drop of the bucket

August 8, 2014 We see now why people who win mega-million-dollar lotteries sometime go into hiding. Everybody and their brother hits them up for money. more »»

Nixon’s ‘gift’

August 8, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court, including former President Richard Nixon’s own appointees, ruled 8-0 that Nixon must turn over 64 tapes of White House conversations to the Watergate special prosecutor on Aug. more »»

Is thinking obsolete?

August 8, 2014 Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era. more »»

Blue vs. blue does not equal red

August 8, 2014 They are all Democrats, blue and blue. But like Republicans, they have opposing visions duking it out in the primaries. more »»

Take this disease seriously

August 7, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tale. more »»

‘Do Nothing’ Congress

August 7, 2014 “Meet the Press” featured a segment this week that illustrates the planted liberal axioms that dominate our political culture. The topic was Congress’s failure to “get anything done” this term. more »»

Who’s your boss?

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sometimes, under certain circumstances, McDonald’s Corp. might be held partly responsible for its franchisees’ bad behavior. Maybe. more »»

Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

August 7, 2014 Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. more »»

Better get a plan ready soon

August 6, 2014 Given President Barack Obama’s record, it is unlikely he has a contingency plan in place to deal with a potential disaster involving Ukraine — success by that nation in battling Russian-backed... more »»

A crisis for fun and profit

August 6, 2014 Republicans and Democrats are consumed in a vicious debate over which party wants to talk about impeachment more. more »»

A progressive with punch

August 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — If Ohio’s senior senator were named Sharon Brown instead of Sherrod Brown, progressives would have a plausible political pin-up and a serious alternative to the tawdry boredom of Hillar... more »»



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