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  • Our insufferable ally in Kabul [Editorial]

    Our insufferable ally in Kabul  [Editorial]
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military and other aid to that impoverished nation. Nevertheless, the U.S. has important long-term interests in preventing Afghanistan from sliding back into chaos that transcend the indignity of the daily stream of slights and insults issuing from Mr. Karzai's office. The Obama administration needs to keep those interests in mind even as it plans for Mr. Karzai's eventual exit.
  • Sun ignores Obama's latest lies [Letter]

    Sun ignores Obama's latest lies [Letter]
    Where's The Sun's editorial page today with all the new revelations about Benghazi and Robert Gates' new book, "Duty?" Even The Sun's ultra liberal attack dog, Thomas F. Schaller, writes about "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ("The outrage machine,"...

    Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]

    Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]
    One of the best and most enduring aspects of presidential cabinets has been the willingness of many chief executives to appoint at least one member from the opposition party. The practice demonstrates bipartisanship and also gives the president access...

    Corporate boards look to high-profile directors

    Corporate boards look to high-profile directors
    When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine. Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...

    Wanted: a devil's advocate for the FISA court

    Wanted: a devil's advocate for the FISA court
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a tribunal that oversees government eavesdropping, is a strange judicial creation. It lacks many of the usual features of a court. Its proceedings are secret. Its rulings are secret. But the strangest missing...