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  • Uncertain trumpet, or: The president sounds retreat

    . . . For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? --First Corinthians, 14:8 . . . Our president went to West Point this week, looked over all his works in shaping American foreign policy and the world in...
  • Politics have trumped ethics in the Obama administration

    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the...
  • I want to hear from Monica Lewinsky

    I want to hear from Monica Lewinsky
    First of all, let's drop the "old news; no one cares" bit. Vulture's "10 Years Later: 'Friends' 10 Most Quotable Lines" (recommended by 44,875 Facebook users) popped up more than once in my Twitter feed yesterday, right below Chicagoist's "Kerry Wood...
  • Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden

    WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...
  • Why are governments not looking after themselves?

    What more than a decade ago was believed by Americans to be the omnipotence of the United States in the Middle East and Central Asia (the "Greater Middle East" as the Bush administration called it) is today being replaced by a fear that the United...
  • Out and about in Manhattan

    "There is nothing like a good negative review to sell a book," wrote Hugh Barbour. The funniest thing in politics, where nothing is funny anymore, was the MSNBC coverage of Tea Party Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky making a speech that, according to Rachel...
  • NSA chief's legacy is shaped by big data, for better and worse

    NSA chief's legacy is shaped by big data, for better and worse
    FT. MEADE, Md. — In nearly nine years as head of the nation's largest intelligence agency, Gen. Keith Alexander presided over a vast expansion of digital spying, acquiring information in a volume his predecessors would have found unimaginable....
  • Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief

    Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief
    His first day on his new job was the day of the LAX shooting, and it's been lights and sirens ever since. James G. Featherstone, Los Angeles' interim fire chief, hasn't unpacked his books or hung framed inspirational works like a Frederic Remington...
  • What can 'HRC' tell us about Hillary Clinton's past and future?

    What can 'HRC' tell us about Hillary Clinton's past and future?
    Welcome to 2014, which is practically 2016, which in presidential politics means just one thing, with three controversial names: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Or, as her staff and many in the media refer to her: HRC. "HRC" is the title of a new book by...
  • The poison of postmodern lying

    All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore -- a reflection of the...
  • Helping those who serve avoid financial hardship

    It is no secret that those serving in our armed forces and their families often face significant financial hardship. Military families are almost twice as likely as other Americans to have credit card balances of more than $10,000, according to USA Today,...