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  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets. Their graduates constitute a who's who of American greatness, including Ulysses Grant, Jimmy Carter, novelist James Salter and sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein, to name only a few. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in a 1962 address at West Point, typified the veneration that's usually heaped on the academies when he told the cadets that they were "the leaven which binds together the entire fabric of our national system of defense."
  • Boehner lacks most House members' support as Obama clashes near

    WASHINGTON John Boehner must find a way to lead the U.S. House of Representatives after winning a third term as speaker with votes from fewer than half of the chamber's 434 members. Boehner was re-elected as the 53rd House speaker yesterday although 25...

    Boehner survives rebellion by GOP conservatives

    WASHINGTON The Republican-controlled 114th Congress was sworn in Tuesday with John Boehner surviving a challenge to his speakership from dissatisfied lawmakers from his own party. While the first day of the new Congress was a celebratory occasion for...

    Hampton Roads veterans share war stories for documentary

    Hampton Roads veterans share war stories for documentary
    NEWPORT NEWS — Wulf Berg was 7 at the end of World War II. After his home, outside of Cologne, Germany, was bombed, he walked with his mother through the charred rubble of the city. The only images he's seen that remind him of that day have been...

    Sen. Feinstein wants law to prohibit CIA torture

    WASHINGTON The CIA could hold prisoners for only a short time and would be restricted to using U.S. Army interrogation methods under legislation that former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein says she'll sponsor to ensure that...