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  • Obama's refusal to face reality

    After expending tremendous blood and treasure, the U.S. gave the Iraqi people the opportunity for a better future by ridding them of the brutal Hussein regime. Rather than seize this opportunity with a statesmanlike approach in the tradition of Nelson...
  • Panetta exposes a cautious, reticent president

    Panetta exposes a cautious, reticent president
    Disloyal or not, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delivered a root-and-branch critique of President Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East. In his new book, "Worthy Fights," and in related interviews, Panetta contends that the White House...
  • Financial literacy, Panetta, and Wyllie: Letters

    Financial literacy After reading the Sept. 8 article "Financial literacy class in high school: Senator will push again to make it a graduation requirement," I've come to agree with state Sen. Dorothy Hukill's decision to push a financial literacy...
  • Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]

    Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]
    It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly qualified by that...
  • The double game our allies play

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Obama: messiah or mess?

    Obama: messiah or mess?
    What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
  • The rigged critique of a CIA that kept us safe

    The rigged critique of a CIA that kept us safe
    The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in...
  • Golden silence, thy name is W

    Golden silence, thy name is W
    'A salute to George W. Bush — along with hope that, when he leaves office, Obama will follow the example.' In the domain of foreign affairs, 2014 has brought heated national debates on an impressive range of subjects: Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Syria,...
  • Afghan interpreter finds refuge at Marine's home in Champaign

     Afghan interpreter finds refuge at Marine's home in Champaign
    Every morning, Dinar sits in a folding chair in a second floor bedroom of a house in this university town and Skypes with his family a world away. This is likely as close as he will ever be to them again. Dinar, a 30-year-old Afghan man, was an...
  • U.S. power in an unraveling world

    U.S. power in an unraveling world
    Everyone would have been better off if we had just left Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein alone. We would have saved the more than 4,000 American lives and $1 trillion wasted in the Iraq War. Saddam was such a force for stability that we wouldn't be worried...
  • Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies

    Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies
    As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...