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  • If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does? [Commentary]

    If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does? [Commentary]
    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewar's," as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush's statements chuckle-worthy -- "We will not rest until we find the evil Dewar's!") I prefer single malts, but "evil" always seemed unduly harsh.
  • 'The Newsroom' recap, 'The Genoa tip'

    'The Newsroom' recap, 'The Genoa tip'
    "The point is, I'm not who I used to be right now." -- Will McAvoy "The Newsroom" is at its best when its characters fight for what's right and win. "The Genoa Tip" gave us a bunch of plotlines with characters fighting for things. But were they the right...

    Rand Paul's filibuster worked

    Rand Paul's filibuster worked
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his...

    Setting limits on drones

    Setting limits on drones
    It's about time. President Barack Obama's announcement today of new limits on drone strikes and his renewed call to close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay were badly overdue. The United States has lost much credibility overseas with...

    Killing terrorists, then and now

    Killing terrorists, then and now
    An unsigned and undated Justice Department white paper, obtained by NBC News, reports The New York Times, "... is the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view regarding the Obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing, without a...