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  • 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...
  • Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review

    Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review
    It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
  • Hillary Clinton and the 'clot plot'

    Hillary Clinton and the 'clot plot'
    Apparently, if the secretary of state needs to take a sick day, she had better get a note from her doctor. A very "transparent" note, a very detailed note. With enough copies to send to her most vociferous critics. Hillary Rodham Clinton suffered a...
  • Obama needs Hagel in the Pentagon

    Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president. As I was grousing about this, my...
  • Obama Gloating, Biden Buffing, Fiscal Cliff Looming, And So Much More

    It's been a busy few weeks, what with the election, the Petraeus scandal, the Thanksgiving holiday, and UConn being dissed yet again by the ACC, so I thought I might provide a quick rundown of what's been going on with some of the major players....
  • Rep. Highlife, a 'Lotto' disappointment and tat boy wonder

    Rep. Highlife, a 'Lotto' disappointment and tat boy wonder
    Another Chicago politician has been indicted, this one for bank fraud after he allegedly burned through hundreds of thousands of dollars that weren't his on casino gambling, car loans and other high-rolling pursuits. Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford,...
  • The real problem with David Petraeus

    There are a lot worse things going on in our country right now than Gen. David Petraeus cheating on his wife, and one of them is our country's invidious use of drone warfare. The worst part about it is that we have been brainwashed to believe that it is...
  • The Paula Broadwell I know

    The Paula Broadwell I know
    Events of the last two weeks have been very tough and sad for all of us as a nation. As a good friend of both Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, they have been very hard for me personally as well. Both made big mistakes, and they know it more...
  • Petraeus' affair doesn't meet textbook definition of 'scandal'

    Five years ago, when I covered David Petraeus' triumphant visit to Capitol Hill after he salvaged the war effort in Iraq, I likened the reception he received to that of conquering generals of Rome, who were feted with laurels, purple robes, trumpets and...
  • This much we know: What happened at Benghazi

    The investigations continue unabated as the accusations and defenses multiply in the aftermath of the murderous attack on our diplomats in Benghazi. But this much we know: American lives, including that of our ambassador to Libya, were lost. Chris Stevens...
  • Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'

    Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'
    -------------------- The Generals American Military Command from World War II to Today Thomas E. Ricks Penguin Press: 556 pp., $32.95 -------------------- Deep in his impressive, disturbing study of U.S. Army leadership, "The Generals: American...