| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:28 PM
To the editor: Gregory Daddis speaks for many of us. There has to be a peaceful way out of this morass before we become as intransigent as the Israelis and Palestinians. It might already be too late. ("Why war? It's a question Americans should be asking,"...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:40 PM
When the iconic actor, director and artist Dennis Hopper died in 2010 at the age of 74, his family discovered that he was something of a pack rat.
"After he died, there were so many things we found — his film awards, his collection of movies he...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
As a crowd gathered on Sproul Plaza to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, I noticed some kids hanging cutouts of blue Twitter birds from an old oak tree in front of Sproul Hall, the UC Berkeley administration building....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:13 PM
As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish.
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Two suicide blasts rocked Kabul on Wednesday, killing eight Afghan soldiers and injuring at least 21 people a day after the new Afghan government signed an agreement to keep U.S. troops in the country, officials said.
An Afghan army bus and a car...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:55 PM
The sun rested 30-degrees over Missionary Ridge and the fall colors of the trees at the bloody angle burst with red, purple and yellow hues, signaling fall. The magic of autumn had reached Gettysburg, Pa. Beautiful! The Lutheran Theological Seminary...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton both wrote books criticizing the foreign policy practices of their old boss, President Barack Obama. Though writing independently, they each concluded that Obama's policies were weak, vacillating and lacking in aggression....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria's border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west. The...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
The Republican challenger trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth tried to tie her to the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal during a joint appearance Monday.
"These issues didn't just come up overnight. These have been there for a...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 10:04 AM
To the editor: Max Boot's prescription for salvaging U.S. foreign policy fails to recognize the need for a nuanced analysis of the possible consequences of unilateral military intervention. ("Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy," Op-Ed,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee from the Iraq War and lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, is retiring from the military, the Guard said Tuesday.
Duckworth, 46, from Hoffman Estates, is running for a second term in Congress,...