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  • Freedom of choice leads to the freedom to serve others: Front Burner

    Freedom of choice leads to the freedom to serve others: Front Burner
    At the height of the Vietnam War, President Richard Nixon appointed two economists — Milton Friedman and Alan Greenspan — to examine the efficacy of maintaining America's long tradition of compulsory military service. During one particularly...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
  • 21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa

    21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed an order Wednesday requiring all U.S. troops returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa to be quarantined for 21 days to guarantee they don't have the virus. The Joint Chiefs of Staff had recommended on Tuesday that...
  • Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission

    Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved 21 days of strict, quarantine-like monitoring for U.S. military personnel returning from Ebola relief efforts in West Africa, but the Pentagon was still finalizing details on who exactly would be...
  • Doyle McManus: The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul

    Doyle McManus: The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul
    Rand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York recently with a clear message: I'm not an isolationist like my dad. The senator's peppery father, the thoroughly libertarian...
  • Rick Perry seeks Ronald Reagan mantle 50 years after iconic speech

    Past and potentially future presidential candidate Rick Perry grasped for the mantle of Ronald Reagan on Monday with a scathing denunciation of President Obama that asserted the Democrat was so lacking in competence his tenure would usher in a new...
  • Rachel Marsden: Canadian attack prompts absurd reactions

    PARIS -- Some warped minds believe that when a nation suffers a terrorist attack, it somehow deserved it and should set about doing some soul searching. Implicit in this argument is the notion that the attacker was somehow justified in his heinous actions...
  • Army to quarantine all soldiers serving in Ebola-ravaged countries

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno issued a directive late Monday that all soldiers assisting in the Pentagon’s Ebola support mission in West Africa must be quarantined for three weeks before redeploying elsewhere. “He has done this out of...
  • Obama's mixed messages on war

    It's funny how President Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made.. For instance, for years Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq war and how he withdrew...
  • Iraqi forces retake 4 villages from Islamic State

    Iraqi forces retake 4 villages from Islamic State
    Iraqi government forces retook four villages on Sunday near a mountain ridge overlooking Islamic State supply lines, security officials said, in a campaign which has struggled to make advances against the Sunni Islamist insurgents. Iraqi security forces...