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  • GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor

    GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor
    The time has come for fair-minded Republicans to reflect upon the fate of the Whig Party, which came apart at the seams on the eve of the Civil War. The overriding issue of the 1850s was slavery, a question to which the party spoke, as it were, out of both sides of its mouth. Northern Whigs, who opposed slavery, decamped to the new Republican Party. Southern Whigs, who supported slavery, joined the Democratic Party.
  • More of Hillary Clinton's emails say little about State Department tenure

    More of Hillary Clinton's emails say little about State Department tenure
    The State Department released some 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's email correspondence Tuesday, but the documents hardly provide her critics the revealing look inside her tenure that they were seeking. The emails, the first batch from a pool of...

    U.S. presses gay rights abroad as it awaits Supreme Court ruling

    HANOI, Vietnam As U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius deals with geopolitical concerns like China's island-building efforts in the South China Sea. But the personal can also be political when Osius introduces his husband, Clayton Bond, and speaks of...

    'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point

    'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point
    In his book "The Great War of Our Time," former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole. Hussein, Morell writes, had overestimated the U.S. intelligence-...

    Speak Out: Sleeping Chicago officer surely overworked

    Speak Out: Sleeping Chicago officer surely overworked
    That Chicago police officer was caught sleeping because he was fatigued. With all the hours they have to put in because the city doesn't have enough officers, it's going to catch up with you. Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy doesn't know what he's...