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  • Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]

    Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]
    One of the best and most enduring aspects of presidential cabinets has been the willingness of many chief executives to appoint at least one member from the opposition party. The practice demonstrates bipartisanship and also gives the president access...
  • 'Bachelor' Juan Pablo says 'pervert' gays shouldn't be on show

    Yeah, this isn't going to end well for you, Juan Pablo. America may have fallen for ABC's new "Bachelor" when the long-running reality show debuted with strong ratings this month, but I have a feeling the love affair will end swiftly after viewers get...
  • 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...
  • Gates reflections flawed on America's last 40 years of war

    WASHINGTON--Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in discussing his new book, has had a lot negative to say about how President Obama and his national security team operated during his own involvement with them. But after having served under several...
  • Robert Gates and the taint of the insider tell-all

    For all hysteria over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new insider memoir of his tenure during the Bush and Obama administrations, the disclosures are more breaches of trust than earth-shattering revelations. Much of "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at...
  • Sweeping review ordered for Pentagon's troubled nuclear force

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a sweeping review of the Pentagon's troubled nuclear weapons force and summoned commanders for a face-to-face meeting amid an investigation into cheating and drug use by missile-launch officers,...
  • Boy Scouts disband Seattle troop because of gay adult leader

    A Boy Scout troop in Seattle that was chartered in November lost its affiliation with the national organization last week after refusing to remove a scout leader who is gay, Boy Scouts of America said. Geoffrey McGrath first announced his sexual...
  • What do Washington and the West now want?

    Here again in the Ukrainian affair we see the Manichean habits of mind of the Cold War, still the most powerful precedent in the last 50 years of American and Western political history and policy studies. Among commentators and officials the tendency...
  • Yahoo Hires Vulture's Josh Wolk as Entertainment Editor

    Yahoo has recruited Josh Wolk, entertainment editor for New York magazine's Vulture.com website, to head up showbiz coverage as exec editor. Wolk replaces Scott Robson, who ankled as Yahoo's editor-in-chief of entertainment earlier this month after...
  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
  • Is Obama a tyrant or a weakling?

    I'm not ashamed to admit it: I love politics. I've been at it for decades. It's important. It's fun. I've made a good living out of it, as campaign manager, candidate and commentator. But there are times when partisan politics has no place. And this is...