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  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2015. There are 182 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution saying that "these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free...
  • The ayatollah's poker face

    The ayatollah's poker face
    With only days to go before a deadline to reach agreement, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is playing his hand to the hilt. He sounds like a veteran negotiator who is confident of winning because he knows the other side is more...
  • Hillary clearly unqualified to become president

    Hillary clearly unqualified to become president
    There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that...
  • Don't center policy against Islamic State in Baghdad

    It's time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Syces-Picot map is defunct. We may not want to enunciate that policy officially....
  • A new strategy in Iraq and Syria

    A new strategy in Iraq and Syria
    It's time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct. We may not want to enunciate that policy officially....
  • Petraeus had friends in high places as leak sentence loomed, court papers show

    WASHINGTON An array of friends in high places came to the aid of retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus as he faced sentencing for providing classified data to his mistress, newly released court papers show. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S....
  • Judge unseals letters of support filed in Petraeus case

    Political, military and international figures are among the nearly three dozen people who filed letters of support for former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was ruined for sharing classified materials with a mistress who was writing his...
  • Emails shed light on how Clinton and her team managed Benghazi situation

     Emails shed light on how Clinton and her team managed Benghazi situation
    Days after the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, a top advisor to then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered regular assessments of how U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was performing during a series of network...
  • Why Obama deserves the bulk of the blame for Iraq

    Why Obama deserves the bulk of the blame for Iraq
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State group coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it's the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle...
  • Quickly: 'Kids today used to getting everything they want'

    Quickly: 'Kids today used to getting everything they want'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. Love all the blather about unions and minimum wage. If you're not making $250,000 a...
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation, $100,000 fine for leaking secrets

    Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation, $100,000 fine for leaking secrets
    David H. Petraeus, who as a general and onetime head of the CIA conquered foes as he strode across the world stage, on Thursday received probation and a larger fine than expected for illegally giving classified materials to his former lover, who was...