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  • A young voter explains the importance of casting a ballot [Letter]

    A young voter explains the importance of casting a ballot [Letter]
    Voting has always been a big deal in my family. I remember being led into the polling booth by my mother during every election for as long as I remember. I've watched her vote for presidents, governors, mayors and everything on down. She is one reason why I was so eager to register to vote once I turned 18. Now that I'm turning 20 and have had the opportunity to vote, I understand the value of our democratic responsibility and try to instill that in others, especially in my peers.
  • Bergdahl is free, but at what cost [Commentary]

    Bergdahl is free, but at what cost [Commentary]
    There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders. His response was vintage Barack Obama: "I'm...

    Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]

    Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]
    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...

    'No soldier left behind' [Commentary]

    'No soldier left behind'  [Commentary]
    Like most Americans, the Ehrlichs celebrated the return of a captured U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. What parent would not possess a degree of empathy for the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009? A positive aspect...

    Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...