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  • Want war? Fight it yourself; Iraq not worth U.S. support

    War is too important to be left to war hawks with no skin in the game. Advocates for crossing the Rubicon from peace to war — which makes legal what is customarily first-degree murder — are moral wretches if they refuse to volunteer to fight for or to finance personally the causes said to justify compelling others to risk that last full measure of devotion.
  • The Starbucks effect: Should Big Business step into the debt limit fray?

    The Starbucks effect: Should Big Business step into the debt limit fray?
    Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, has jumped into the shutdown/debt limit mess with an open letter to his fellow business leaders urging them to pressure politicians to end the "current stalemate" in Washington.  Schultz's...

    Patt Morrison Asks: Janice Hahn, born to run

    Patt Morrison Asks: Janice Hahn, born to run
    The last time there was nobody by the name of Hahn in L.A. politics, there was a man by the name of Truman in the White House. Now Janice Hahn moves her political game from the Los Angeles City Council to a place down the road from the executive mansion:...

    "Hunting Bin Laden," by Rob Schultheis

    eteran war correspondent Rob Schultheis draws a line in the sand early in his new book, "Hunting Bin Laden: How al-Qaeda Is Winning the War on Terror ." "There's never been a stranger war than the one America has been waging since the events on 9/11," he...

    Charlie Wilson dies at 76; hard-partying Texas congressman backed Afghan resistance fighters

    Charlie Wilson dies at 76; hard-partying Texas congressman backed Afghan resistance fighters
    Charlie Wilson, the fun-loving Texas congressman whose 1980s campaign to rid Afghanistan of Soviet influence was memorably captured in a Hollywood film that bore his name, died Wednesday. He was 76. Wilson died of cardiopulmonary arrest at Memorial...