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  • Thursday: Does America have the stomach for war?

    Thursday: Does America have the stomach for war?
        You hear it all the time, that America shouldn’t be the world’s cop. You hear that we have no stomach to get into a confrontation in some God forsaken land against people who hate us, after years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. You...
  • Chan Lowe: The Iraq crisis

    Chan Lowe: The Iraq crisis
    I remember the date, March 19, 2003, quite well because it was the fiftieth birthday of a lifelong friend from childhood, and I had just called to give him a hard time about it. Later that evening, we were treated to a spectacular fireworks display....
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East [Commentary]

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East [Commentary]
    If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday-night announcement...
  • Doyle McManus: Without any doubt, we're back in an Iraq war

    Every time President Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in. In 2011, fears that Libya's Moammar Kadafi would massacre...
  • Iraq War veteran from Broward charged in $235,000 sting

    Iraq War veteran from Broward charged in $235,000 sting
    A former U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer from Cooper City was formally charged Friday with bribery and exceeding his authorized level of access to a government computer. Jose Emmanuel Torres, 37, has been cooperating with investigators and is...
  • Arnie, Obama, and tax dollars: Letters

    Arnie, Obama, and tax dollars: Letters
    An Arnie moment I watched with great interest the Golf Channel special on Arnold Palmer called "Arnie." It was an interesting story of his life and how he has impacted golf and the sports world. It made me think how he has impacted my life. We all...
  • Former marine sentenced in bribery case

    Former marine sentenced in bribery case
    As he sat at the defense table in a Miami federal courtroom Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Jose Emmanuel Torres wanted the judge to remember his 15 years of spotless military service to his country. But prosecutor Jeffrey Kaplan wanted the judge to remember...
  • Freebie Friday: coffee and other free stuff this week

    Freebie Friday: coffee and other free stuff this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Get free coffee on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29 Dunkin’ Donuts Guests can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the Orlando area and receive a free medium cup...
  • Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR

    Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR
    Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
  • 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...