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  • Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?

    On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O'Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself....
  • Seeing Long Island Sound Without Getting Your Feet Wet

    By PETER MARTEKA,pmarteka@courant.com With Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer - finally upon us after an Ice Age-like winter and a soggy, cloudy spring, Long Island Sound may be the hot destination this weekend. But with water...
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation. Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
  • The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials

    The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials
    Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars. And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
  • Revolution Museum funding comes largely from Indians in New York; Ben Franklin would understand

    There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take. The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...
  • Back to the '30s: The great American retreat

    It happens after every war. America disarms. And so invites the next attack, and next war. The same haphazard pattern is emerging now -- even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, much as this administration pretends they are in order to cut...
  • Paul Greenberg: Europe remains Europe, more's the pity

    Others may have taken a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, but the news never stops. Especially out of Europe, which continues to produce more bad news than it can safely absorb, which may explain why it was the origin of two world wars during the last...
  • Can We the People govern ourselves?

    Can We the People govern ourselves?
    We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The...
  • Will Tribune Publishing be a paper tiger or new media lion?

    Will Tribune Publishing be a paper tiger or new media lion?
    For the first time in 90-plus years, the Chicago Tribune is disconnected from the broadcast business. Its corporate family has been broken up and the Tribune, the wellspring of an empire built on ideas and innovation, is no longer complemented by the TV...
  • ‘Star Wars Rebels': Ralph McQuarrie legacy on view in animated series

     
    The sun was shining brightly on one recent afternoon at Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas' lush yet cozy retreat in Marin […]...