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  • Surge: What Obama said and when he said it

     
    Obama, in an effort to make his opposition to the surge seem slightly less wrongheaded than it seems to be right now, has claimed that "during the debate" he said "there's no doubt that additional U.S. troops could temporarily...
  • Who invented the computer? Walter Isaacson thinks he knows

    Walter Isaacson, aka the biographer of Steve Jobs, is a brilliant writer who long ago became frustrated with his inability to answer two seemingly simple questions: Who invented the computer? And who invented the Internet? Al Gore is the incorrect...

    All kidding aside, Jon Stewart's movie tackles torture

    All kidding aside, Jon Stewart's movie tackles torture
    Comedian Jon Stewart's debut as a movie director entertains, enlightens and even inspires. But be warned, fans of "The Daily Show": In case you haven't heard, it's not a comedy. Not unless you get your laughs in the sarcastic way that I often do, from...

    McManus: All quiet on the war front

    McManus: All quiet on the war front
    Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day. About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...

    Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection

     Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection
    Red lines haven't been kind to President Obama. When he warned Syria's Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons, Assad used them anyway. When he warned Russia against seizing Crimea, Vladimir Putin went ahead and annexed the place. But there was...