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  • GOP's new goal: A less-white party

    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: three. Hey, it's a start. They...
  • Can the GOP become a less-white party?

    Can the GOP become a less-white party?
    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: Three. Hey, it's a start. They...
  • Amal Alamuddin is Mrs. Clooney. Barbara Walters finds that fascinating.

    Amal Alamuddin is Mrs. Clooney. Barbara Walters finds that fascinating.
    Amal Alamuddin -- strike that, Amal Clooney -- is Barbara Walters' most fascinating person for 2014.  Apparently because she landed George Clooney? Also for some other stuff, sure, but really, it's the George Clooney thing. In what we pray was a...
  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    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....
  • Embrace civil liberties, GOP

    Embrace civil liberties, GOP
    As is tradition, the New Year has sparked a wave of resolutions. As a declaration of our aspirations, resolutions help us plot a course to self-improvement for success and longer, healthier lives. In that vein, if the Republican Party hopes to...
  • 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...
  • Robert Oakley dies at 83; diplomat mediated in 'Black Hawk Down' turmoil

     Robert Oakley dies at 83; diplomat mediated in 'Black Hawk Down' turmoil
    Ambassador and diplomat Robert Oakley had retired from diplomatic service, twice, when he got an emergency phone call in 1993 while at a party. Could he come to the White House early the next morning? Oakley, known as an unrelenting trouble shooter, was...
  • Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew

    Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew
    Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program...
  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • Abolishing the CIA

    The shock resonating from the Senate Intelligence Committee's CIA torture report isn't due so much to the revelations themselves, grotesque as the details are, but to the fact that they're now officially public. National spokespersons (except for Dick...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: CIA abuses 'a stain on our values'

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein: CIA abuses 'a stain on our values'
    Saying that the CIA engaged in activities that were "a stain on our values and our history," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended the release of an Intelligence Committee report exposing abuses of its interrogation program as an essential step to...