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  • Neocon nightmare: The truth behind the attacks on Chuck Hagel

    If President Obama's second term includes decision-making as bold and intelligent as his nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, his presidency might finally fulfill the promise of audacity and change that rallied so many to his campaign...
  • Who's a racist?

    On MSNBC's Ed Schultz program Friday night, the former chief of staff for Colin Powell, retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, said, of the Republican Party, "My party is full of racists ... and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants...
  • Ready for Hillary SuperPAC Woos Hollywood Donors

    Ready for Hillary, the SuperPAC raising money in anticipation that Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016, held two events on Monday to draw in potential Los Angeles and showbiz donors. The events included a luncheon at the Peninsula Hotel in...
  • To appeal to black voters, GOP must run gauntlet of racism accusations

    If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more "racist." The scare quotes are necessary because I don't think the Republican Party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic...
  • Liberal obsession with race is growing old

    When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow? I was in the room when, during the Democratic convention, civil rights hero John Lewis...
  • Wake up, socially liberal fiscal conservatives

    Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend, That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob. But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers something...
  • Syrian chemical weapons threat eerily familiar?

    PARIS -- Since the beginning of December, military gas (sarin, a nerve agent) has claimed a major place in discussion of the civil war in Syria. The Syrian government has admitted to holding major stocks of (unidentified military) gas in or near the areas...
  • Calls For Strike On Syria Lack Credibility

    Undoubtedly you've heard that American credibility is on the line, thanks to President Barack Obama's vacillation on what to do about Syria. To bomb or not to bomb, that is always the question. Obama, indeed, seems to be stricken with indecision....
  • The end of U.S. exceptionalism

     The end of U.S. exceptionalism
    In all the long history of American presidential addresses, has there been an odder one than this? With the solemn grandeur appropriate to a declaration of war, President Obama informed the American people Tuesday night that a congressional vote on...
  • Iraq Syndrome afflicts critics of intelligence on Syria

    Iraq Syndrome afflicts critics of intelligence on Syria
    Call it the Iraq Syndrome. Because the United States and its allies invaded Iraq a decade ago under the erroneous assumption that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, President Obama, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and British Prime...
  • Letters: What message to send on Syria?

    Re "No credibility, no trust," and "Credibility shouldn't be a factor," Opinion, Sept. 5 Benny Morris misconstrues President Obama's deliberative approach in seeking the appropriate response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons as a sign of...
  • Top Univision executive joins rival NBCUniversal

    Univision Communications Inc.'s networks president, Cesar Conde, has left the Spanish-language media giant to accept a larger role overseeing international expansion at rival NBCUniversal. On Friday, Conde was named NBCUniversal executive vice president...