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  • Paul Greenberg: A general's farewell salute

    Eric Shinseki spent a lifetime serving his country before being ill served by a vast bureaucracy with deep-seated dysfunctions beyond even his ability and dedication to cure. A four-star general, former chief of staff, and a combat veteran who left...
  • Hillary Clinton's book tour: It's about a lot more than selling books

    Get ready for a new round of Clintonmania. Hillary Rodham Clinton's memoir of her four years as secretary of State is scheduled for release on Tuesday, and the tightly orchestrated hoopla has already begun. A team of strategists from past campaigns...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Manti Te'o, Lance Armstrong and gun control

    Chan Lowe: Manti Te'o, Lance Armstrong and gun control
    I’ve noticed that people tend to pay more attention if you can somehow work a sports theme into your message. It’s no accident that politicians lard their language with stomach-turning clich├ęs like “home run,” “full-court...
  • Generals at the brink of disaster

    Some people read military history for the technical details--why General X failed to match Hanibal's pincer movement at Cannae. Others, like me, dip into it to see how individuals and societies respond to circumstances of immense stress. Victor Davis...
  • FBI insists Michael Hastings was not under investigation

    FBI insists Michael Hastings was not under investigation
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that journalist Michael Hastings, who died in an auto crash this week, was never under investigation by the agency. Hastings' stories about figures in the military and intelligence community have fueled...
  • Michael Hastings was not working on Jill Kelley story, wife says

    Michael Hastings was not working on Jill Kelley story, wife says
    Journalist Michael Hastings, who died last week in a fiery single-car crash in Hancock Park, was not working on a story about Florida socialite Jill Kelley, his wife said. Elise Jordan posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday morning: "To correct the...