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  • Think Obama should be tougher? Then think about Nixon.

    Those who fault President Obama for not being belligerent enough toward Russia and Iran — or assertive enough in dealing with the crises in Iraq, Gaza, Syria and Afghanistan — would do well to remember how poorly the feckless bravado of...
  • Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

    Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
    Literature thrives on repression. At certain times, and under certain regimes, it has been thought by many to be not worth just making sacrifices for, but actually worth dying for, and the more autocratic the government, the greater cachet it possesses in...
  • Seth Rogen, James Franco's 'The Interview' moves to Christmas Day

    'Tis the season for … an assassination comedy? Seth Rogen and James Franco will unwrap their controversial North Korea-themed movie "The Interview" on Christmas Day, Sony announced Thursday. The action-comedy — recently condemned by...
  • U.S., allies rush heavy weapons to Kurds to fight militants in Iraq

    The United States and its allies have begun rushing antitank weapons, other arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters battling heavily armed Islamic militants in northern Iraq, another step in America’s rapidly deepening reengagement in the country....
  • Obama's breezy words for post 9/11 torture [Commentary]

    Obama's breezy words for post 9/11 torture [Commentary]
    "...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014 OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of suspected...
  • Release CIA report: Their Take

    Release CIA report More than a year and a half ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a voluminous report on the CIA's detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists after 9/11. Those who have read the report say it concludes that the...
  • With Islamic State advancing, Kurds prepare for last stand outside capital

    KALAK, Iraq Kurdish fighters scrambled to set up a defensive line Thursday after militants from the Islamic State seized four strategic towns on a key highway and advanced to positions just minutes from Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish...
  • Snowden granted residency by Russia, fueling tensions with U.S.

    WASHINGTON Russia has granted a three-year residency permit to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who has leaked thousands of top-secret documents on the agency's communications collection programs, his lawyer announced on Thursday. The decision...
  • The intelligence community keeps lying

     The intelligence community keeps lying
    A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes diplomats different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country. How else can you explain why CIA Director John Brennan...
  • The damaging legacy of Nixon and Watergate

    The damaging legacy of Nixon and Watergate
    #Watergate #WhatDidThePresidentKnowAndWhenDidHeKnowIt #ItsNotTheCrimeItsTheCoverUp #SmokingGun #NixonResigns On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon went on national TV to announce his resignation effective at noon Aug. 9. No president had ever...
  • The CIA vandalized American honor

     The CIA vandalized American honor
    " . . . but we tortured some folks." — President Barack Obama, Aug.1. OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks"? Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of...