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  • Gates Reveals Obama Didn't Have Faith In Afghanistan Strategy

    By early 2011, writes former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, he had concluded that President Obama "doesn't believe in his own [Afghanistan] strategy, and doesn't consider the war to be his." Not his? America is at war and he's America's commander in...
  • Dick Cheney-My Nixon

    Dick Cheney-My Nixon
    I was driving through Pennsylvania this weekend and happened to catch former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Fox News Radio with that conservative tool, Chris Wallace, a son who brings shame to his father’s good name. Wallace tried every...
  • Book Club

    Book Club
    I haven’t read the book, nor do I plan to. I don’t generally read “political” books and besides, at over 600 pages, it violates my number one rule about books. I won’t read a book more than one inch thick. If the writer can&...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    Hardcover Fiction 1. THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking, $27.95). The story of a wealthy Southern girl, her slave and their struggle against slavery, based on real-life abolitionists. Last week: 1 2. THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt (Little,...
  • Chicagoland best-sellers

    1. "The Goldfinch" By Donna Tartt (Little, Brown, $30). A terrorist attack in an art museum sets Theo Decker on a life-altering path. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday...
  • Robert Gates' failure of duty

    Robert Gates' failure of duty
    In a dozen years of war, Americans have grown used to improvised explosive devices. The detonations have rocked the streets of Kabul and Baghdad — and also of Washington. Only, in Washington, the bombshells appear in print. The latest domestic...
  • Robert Gates and why Defense secretaries are grumpy

    Robert Gates and why Defense secretaries are grumpy
    In his memoir, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates reveals how unhappy he was to be leading the Pentagon in the Bush and Obama administrations. He was mad at Congress, furious with the White House and outraged by Pentagon bureaucrats. In fact, some...
  • Openly gay Eagle Scout a first since new Boy Scout policy

    A Maryland teenager is the first openly gay Boy Scout to become an Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank, according to the advocacy group Scouts for Equality. High school senior Pascal Tessier is already awaiting the next challenge, which...
  • Q&A: David Smith on 'Powerpuff' characters' new look for special

    Q&A: David Smith on 'Powerpuff' characters' new look for special
    Television hasn’t really had a dose of sugar, spice and everything nice since Craig McCracken's “The Powerpuff Girls” ended in 2005. But the absence of pint-sized superheroes Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup ends Monday at 7:30 p.m....
  • BET's 'Being Mary Jane' slides again in second week

    BET's 'Being Mary Jane' slides again in second week
    BET's first original scripted drama, "Being Mary Jane," may be a solid performer for the network, but its initial ratings have not been encouraging. The second episode of the series, which stars Gabrielle Union as a successful cable news personality...
  • ABC responds to Juan Pablo Galavis' comments on gay 'Bachelor' show

    ABC responds to Juan Pablo Galavis' comments on gay 'Bachelor' show
    ABC and the producers of "The Bachelor" have issued a statement in response to comments made Friday by "Bachelor" star Juan Pablo Galavis. The latter's words were "thoughtless and insensitive" reads the statement, which is attributed to ABC, the show's...