| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The 2016 presidential election is more than two years away. Heck, the 2014 midterm election is still more than a month away. But it's never too early to speculate about presidential nominations, especially for politicians who are thinking about running....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:32 AM
What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion?...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:54 AM
WASHINGTON - The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran who was decorated for his service in the Iraq war, the U.S. Army said on Sunday.
Omar Gonzalez, 42, is expected to appear in court...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:14 PM
When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Expect to be in it for the long haul.
More than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan has left Americans war-weary, but the reality is we are not even close to being finished.
The U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters started...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The man who breached security at the White House this month overpowered a U.S. Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Under no circumstances should the Secret Service be allowed to encroach further on the public space of Washington.
Ill-considered, unnecessary and undemocratic security measures already have stolen from the American people the West Terrace of the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:31 PM
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....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — It was just like the good old days.
Scooter Libby was in the front row. Paul Wolfowitz was in the second. And on the stage was Dick Cheney, beating the drums of war.
"The situation is dire, and defeating these terrorists will...