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  • ISIS is not invincible [Editorial]

    ISIS is not invincible  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tomorrow to lay out his strategy for defeating ISIS, the radical Islamist group whose gruesome beheadings and mass killings have terrorized tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian civilians in the areas...
  • Turkish aid to al-Qaida-linked group shows finding allies in Syria is tough

    WASHINGTON In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria's various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle. That middle...
  • 30-word rant: 9/20

    30-word rant: 9/20
    Babies are born without racial or other prejudice. We don't need to teach our children that we're all equal. We need to learn from them. It's crazy for Texas, Arizona and other border states to send unauthorized immigrants to other states. Send them...
  • Why won't Turkey join the fight against Islamic State?

    WASHINGTON A U.S. official on Friday acknowledged that NATO ally Turkey had complicated efforts to build a moderate Syrian rebel force by coordinating with groups, including al-Qaida's Nusra Front, that were considered off limits by the Obama...
  • Life is less comfortable under America's defense umbrella

    To the editor: While Bruce Ackerman makes a fair point in calling for the European Union to assume far more responsibility for the continent's security, he overstates Washington's pivot to Asia while failing to make equal demands of our Asian and Middle...
  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]

    Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]
     Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions. It may or may not...
  • Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014

    Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014
    Raymond Hartstein, the founding chairman of Oakton Community College, spearheaded the development of the Skokie campus and was on hand with his family in 1995 when it was named the Raymond Hartstein Campus in his honor. "I remember standing next to my...
  • Ahead of trial, U.S. says North Korea using Americans as 'pawns'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just before one of three Americans detained in North Korea is due to go on trial, a senior U.S. official on Friday accused the communist Asian country of using U.S. citizens as human "pawns." North Korea's state media earlier...
  • U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Their basic dilemma is how to keep Iran from...
  • New Pastor In North Haven Gets New Name From DMV (He Wants Old One Back)

    New Pastor In North Haven Gets New Name From DMV (He Wants Old One Back)
    When the Rev. Gerald Lee Jones started a new job in July as pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in North Haven, he didn't know it would cost him his name. Jones had been living a pastor's life, with stops in Florida, New Mexico and, most recently,...
  • Trudy Rubin: The gulf between Iran, U.S.

    When President Obama addressed the nation last week about building a coalition to fight ISIS, there was a critical word that he never mentioned. That word was Iran. The absence of the I-word was telling, because Shiite Iran is a crucial player in any...