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  • Californians balance support of Obama, anti-Syria strike stance

    WASHINGTON — The issue of Syria has scrambled the usual political alliances that have long defined California’s members of Congress, even as President Obama and delegation leaders seek to persuade them to side with him. Backing their party&...
  • After Obama's Syria speech, readers call for action

    After Obama's Syria speech, readers call for action
    President Obama faced a tall order in addressing the nation about Syria on Tuesday: to convince war-weary Americans that taking military action against Syria for using chemical weapons is not only the right thing to do, but also in our country's interest....
  • Trying diplomacy in Syria

    When President Obama asked Congress to authorize a military attack against Syria, he said the goal was to "hold the Assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out."...
  • The archives of 'if'

     
    UPDATES from yesterday afternoon: Jake Tapper, CNN: It seems to me that what happened today with Secretary Kerry is he engaged in a hypothetical, forgetting that as secretary of state he's not supposed to engage in hypotheticals, and this was......
  • Putin appeals directly to U.S. public with stinging op-ed on Syria

    He invoked God, the pope and the rule of law, and recalled a time when the United States and Russia were allies "and defeated the Nazis together." But don't think for a moment that Vladimir Putin has lost his edge. In a bluntly worded commentary...
  • Mideast powder keg

    Mideast powder keg
    The Middle East is a powder keg. The hatred and conflict over Israel will never end as long as dictators and religious extremists keep stoking the fires for their own purposes. Meanwhile, weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons that are...
  • Kerry arrives in Geneva for talks with Russia on Syria

    LONDON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry has arrived in Geneva for hastily arranged talks with his Russian counterpart on a possible deal to impound Syria’s chemical weapons and avert a U.S. military strike on Damascus. Kerry and a U.S....
  • Assad: Syria to abide by chemical weapons accord, if U.S. threats stop

    MOSCOW -- Syrian President Bashar Assad has outlined the steps his government intends to take to place its chemical weapons under international control – provided, he said, the United States stops threatening to attack Syria. “It’s a...
  • Obama Out Of Sync With Public Opinion

    So, the stars finally aligned and our senior leaders in Washington all concurred about an important public policy initiative. Yet, even with their agreement to bomb Syria, President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader...
  • Too-Conventional Slaughter Shames The World

    Q. How many Jews in Germany have been killed or have committed suicide in the last seven or eight years? L.H. A. Since 1933, 20,000 Jews are reported to have committed suicide and 8,000 to have been murdered by the Nazis. Question & Answer column of The...
  • Resolve To Strike Syria Crucial As Russian Plan Unfolds

    Resolve To Strike Syria Crucial As Russian Plan Unfolds
    President Obama is right to pursue a dual track — one toward a peaceful resolution of the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, the other a possible wielding of the U.S. military hammer — in response to Syria's deadly gassing of its own civilian...