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  • If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?

     If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?
    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewar's," as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush's statements chuckle-worthy — "We will not rest until we find the evil Dewar's!") I prefer single malts, but "evil" always seemed unduly harsh.
  • Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory

    Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory
    The day after it was announced that Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the slaying of Michael Brown, the president for a second time called for calm. His statement was measured, careful and responsible. He condemned violence...

    A foreign legion for losers [Commentary]

    A foreign legion for losers [Commentary]
    On the Internet, you're never really alone. Name any fad, any cause, any hobby or passion -- Shaker furniture? Dungeons and Dragons, Bolivian tree frogs? -- and you're only a few clicks away from someone who shares your obsession. That's great. It's...

    What Schumer wants to embrace

    What Schumer wants to embrace
    A speech by Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York -- the Tuesday beforeThanksgiving -- didn't get the coverage it deserved. But for political junkies, Mr. Schumer's speech at the National Press Club is a marvel to behold. It is at once one of the...

    Thinking about torture

    For a long time I resisted the word "torture" when discussing the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used against high-value captives in the war on terror. I don't think I can do that anymore. The report put out by Diane Feinstein and her fellow...