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  • The long goodbye to Afghanistan

    The long goodbye to Afghanistan
    The first U.S. Special Forces arrived in Afghanistan in October 2001 to fight alongside anti-Taliban rebels, spot targets for war planes and search the cave-dotted hills of Tora Bora for Osama bin Laden. This was how "Operation Enduring Freedom" was...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight PHANTASMAGORIA props, costumes, puppets and more give an inside  look into the "Phantasmagoria" theatrical production. 8:30 a.m.-5  p.m. today, Monday-Oct. 10 (reception 4-5 p....
  • Bomb or occupy -- or neither?

    Wars usually end only when the defeated aggressor believes it would be futile to resume the conflict. Lasting peace follows if the loser is then forced to change its political system into something other than what it was. Republican Rome learned that...
  • 3 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan army bus

    3 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan army bus
    A suicide bombing struck Kabul for the fourth time this week, killing at least three people in an attack targeting army soldiers, officials said. The attack occurred around 7 a.m. Thursday far from the city center, in the Dogh Abad section of the...
  • Wartime is the wrong time for blame

    Wartime is the wrong time for blame
    The United States is waging war in Iraq and Syria. We are convinced, unequivocally, that the enemy is the well-armed, crafty and cruel assemblage of antediluvian thugs known as the Islamic State, or ISIS, or ISIL. In some circles, though, our certainty...
  • Joyce Carol Oates In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House

    Joyce Carol Oates  In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House
    Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1969 [videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1969 [videos]
    This week 45 years ago, the New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles to take the World Series, thousands across the country took part in mass organized anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was born and the following songs were the...
  • White House breach: Accused fence-jumper Omar Gonzalez indicted

    White House breach: Accused fence-jumper Omar Gonzalez indicted
    Accused White House intruder Omar Gonzalez has been indicted on federal and local charges stemming from the Sept. 19 break-in in which he allegedly scaled a White House fence and entered the executive mansion through an unlocked front door. Gonzalez,...
  • Forty years after 'Fourth of July,' Ron Kovic still speaking up against war

    Forty years after 'Fourth of July,' Ron Kovic still speaking up against war
    In the fall of 1974, a tormented young Vietnam War veteran rolled his wheelchair into the Sears store on Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica and bought a typewriter for $42. He lugged it back to his apartment at Third and Pacific and began writing in a fever,...
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt rescues fishermen off Florida coast

    Sailors and Marines aboard the Norfolk-based USS Theodore Roosevelt rescued two men off the Florida Coast earlier this week after their vessel was engulfed by flames. Sailors spotted a rescue flare around 4:30 a.m. Monday about 90 miles off the coast....
  • Deal gives U.S. 2 more years to train Afghan troops, conduct strikes

    Afghanistan’s approval Tuesday of a continued U.S. and NATO troop presence gives the Pentagon at least two more years to train Afghan troops and conduct targeted strikes against Taliban insurgents who have stepped up attacks in key parts of the...