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  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • Militants take Iraqi gas field town, president calls parliament session

    Militants take Iraqi gas field town, president calls parliament session
    Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital. Iraq's presidency said a session of parliament...
  • 'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death

     'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death
    Aaron Swartz was both a hero of the Internet age and a victim of it. On Jan. 12, 2013, Swartz, a developer of Reddit who had become an Internet folk hero with his commitment to make online content free to the public, hanged himself in his Brooklyn...
  • Iraq's future should be up to the Iraqis

    Iraq's future should be up to the Iraqis
    To the editor: All the talk about what the United States should do in Iraq misses the only important point: We fought and bled there for years. We threw out a dictator, knocked down the jihadis and left the Iraqis with relative peace and all the training,...
  • U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale

    U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale
    A group of U.S. diplomats arrived in Libya three years ago to a memorable reception: a throng of cheering men and women who pressed in on the startled group "just to touch us and thank us," recalled Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor....
  • William T Fujioka to step down after 7 years as L.A. County manager

     William T Fujioka to step down after 7 years as L.A. County manager
    Los Angeles County's top manager announced plans to retire Thursday, signaling another wave in the sea change of leadership atop the nation's largest county government. William T Fujioka, 61, will step down in November as two new supervisors take...
  • Ads on Public TV? Station Seeks Supreme Court Review of Ban on Commercial Spots

    The day after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Aereo, the justices are weighing whether to take another case that could have a significant impact on broadcasting. Minority Television Project, the license holder for public television station KMTP-...
  • Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city

    Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city
    Iraqi helicopters fired on a university campus in Tikrit on Friday to dislodge insurgents who overran the city in an onslaught that has given them control of most majority Sunni regions and brought them close to Baghdad. Tikrit, the hometown of former...
  • Republicans need to lead, not just complain

    Republicans need to lead, not just complain
    It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years, and it never fails to get a laugh: "I'm happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison."   That's only partially...
  • I doubted Heritage could run a 'straight' news site. I was right.

    I doubted Heritage could run a 'straight' news site. I was right.
    Back in May, the right-wing Heritage Foundation launched the Daily Signal, which it said would be a paragon of nonpartisan "just true, straight-down-the-middle journalism."   I placed this in the you-gotta-be-kidding-me category. And this week, the...
  • The paranoids are back

    "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So begins "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a classic work that the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote in 1964, another time of deep division and mutual suspicion. In that essay, he...