| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:25 AM
As some people who served in our government under President George W. Bush acknowledge the ever escalating tragic consequences of going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, now seems the perfect time for those of influence on both sides of the aisle to ask...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Why does our government not learn from the mistakes of the past? After the Russian invasion of Afghanistan we armed the opposition, and as a result the Taliban used those weapons to establish one of the most repressive regimes in post-World War II...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Observers and pundits of all stripes have not missed the unease with which President Barack Obama approaches his commander in chief duties. Indeed, Chicago-style "community activist" and "Commander of the United States Marine Corps" don't normally...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The conflict in Syria is a horrific human tragedy: 100,000 dead, 2 million refugees and now, chemical warfare. I can sympathize with the impulse to "do something" about it ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4).
However, this intervention, no matter how...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:27 PM
After four and half years of dealing with Afghan President Harmid Karzai's temper tantrums, depressions and crazy mood swings, it's no wonder President Barack Obama has grown weary of playing baby sitter to this spoiled child of an ally. Perhaps that's...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Under growing pressure over recently disclosed surveillance programs, the head of the National Security Agency told lawmakers Tuesday that gathering telephone data and monitoring Internet use has helped to disrupt more than 50 "potential terrorist events"...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:19 PM
A report late Wednesday that a top-secret court authorized the National Security Agency to collect the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers should raise serious concerns about the scope of the Obama administration's domestic surveillance...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The young Barack Obama's early enthusiasm for anti-war progressivism is well chronicled in his autobiography. Friendships with the likes of anti-war activists/bombers Bill Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn, poet Frank Marshall Davis, and the notorious Rev....
| May 30, 2013
"This war, like all wars, must end. That's what history advises. That's what our democracy demands." -- President Barack Obama at National Defense University, May 23, 2013
They say all is fair in love and war (I'm skeptical), but that doesn't mean war...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Drones over Syria? Hold on! ("CIA eyes drone strikes in Syria," March 16). The whole business of drone strikes on nations with whom we are not at war gets murkier and more distasteful daily — and cries out for transparency from the Obama...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Syrian President Bashar Assad's brutal war against his domestic opponents has taken some 70,000 lives so far and reduced much of the country to rubble, yet there's no sign either side has gained a decisive advantage in the two-year-old conflict. The...