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  • Why are Americans so easily taken to war?

    To the editor: Professor Joseph J. Ellis' essay should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ("The American way of war: It may surprise you," Op-Ed, July 1) When any politician is eager to go to war, watch out. Any objective reading of U.S. history...
  • Jay Ambrose: After prolonging the Vietnam War, Ayers is still out and about

    Bill Ayers is back again, though not the same as in his youth, thank heavens. That would mean boom, boom, boom, bombs going off everyplace, and this time it was more nearly blip, blip, blip, noises made ineffectually by him in a Fox News TV debate that...
  • Murdered Israeli teens mourned in North Shore service

    Murdered Israeli teens mourned in North Shore service
    Two days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were discovered, Lakeside Congregation in Highland Park held a multi-congregational memorial service to honor them. Just a day before, the Ravinia Coffee Station had hosted a gathering to...
  • Walking a fine line on Iraq [Commentary]

    Walking a fine line on Iraq [Commentary]
    How far can President Barack Obama involve the U.S. in Iraq without taking ownership of a war he opposed and supposedly ended? Iraq finds itself once again on the precipice of civil war, presenting Mr. Obama with a difficult choice: Is the U.S. back in or...
  • As end of Russia visa approaches, Edward Snowden seeks extension

    As end of Russia visa approaches, Edward Snowden seeks extension
    Fugitive national security contractor Edward Snowden has filed the paperwork to extend his refuge in Russia as the July 31 expiration of his asylum grant approaches, his lawyer told Russian media on Wednesday. Snowden has indicated in interviews...
  • Want war? Fight it yourself; Iraq not worth U.S. support

    War is too important to be left to war hawks with no skin in the game. Advocates for crossing the Rubicon from peace to war — which makes legal what is customarily first-degree murder — are moral wretches if they refuse to volunteer to fight...
  • The American way of war: It may surprise you

    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." —Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis...
  • Iraq War Propaganda Never Ends

    Victor Davis Hanson rewrites history in his June 29 column, "Let's Not Rewrite Iraq War History." He is also troubled when the blame for this atrocity is placed on President Bush. He says, "one must not invent facts to support an argument." Hanson, like...
  • Battle for Tikrit continues as Iraqi government pushes back against ISIS

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi Army units backed by Shiite militias battled Islamist insurgents for control of the Iraqi city of Tikrit for a second day on Saturday in a fight that's critical to government efforts to regain control of the country. Both sides tend...
  • ISIS' victories may win it recruits from rival Syrian rebel groups

    IRBIL, Iraq When the fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria swept aside Iraqi security forces in just two days of fighting to seize control of much of northern and central Iraq, it appears they also took control of the initiative in their fight...
  • Republicans can't seem to agree on Iraq and Middle East strategies

    The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign policy, as skeptics of military intervention have more openly challenged the party's hawkish posture in the post-Sept. 11 era. Unfolding...