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Lorelei Kelly: Tea Party Defense Guidelines

Today is Veterans Day. Thank you veterans and everybody else who has sacrificed for the rest of us. Thanks to those in uniform AND to those in regular clothes. A…

Charles Annenberg Weingarten: Fish Out of Water: Veterans Using Nature to Deal with the Pains of War

War generates many casualties. Some, such as death and destruction, are visible to the naked eye while others fester just below the surface, in the minds and hearts of those…

Aaron Sorkin: Bumper-Sticker Patriotism Is No Way to Honor Our Veterans

I was 18 when President Carter rattled America’s saber. The Soviets had just invaded Afghanistan, and Carter wanted to show the Russians that we weren’t kidding around so he re-instituted…

Mark Sanford Speaks About His Legacy & Political Future

In the big picture, agency deficits are unlikely to define Sanford’s legacy. Rightly or wrongly, his eight years will forever be remembered mainly for his personal failings. From The Huffington…

White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration is ready to accept an across-the-board, temporary continuation of steep Bush-era tax cuts,…

Chris Weigant: Obama’s Next Steps

President Obama conveniently scheduled a trip to Asia immediately after this year’s midterm elections. This has worked, so far, as designed — it removed Obama from the political scene in…

Alaska Senate Race: Write-In Ballots Break Towards Murkowski

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska election officials began counting more than 92,500 write-in ballots Wednesday in a Senate race that may hinge on voters’ penmanship and their ability – or lack…

Scott Atran: Bush’s Blarney: A Tale of Wishful Thinking and Willful Ignorance

“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” ~ Benjamin Franklin In George W. Bush’s just released memoirs,…

Ten Flash Points In The Fiscal Commission Chairmen’s Proposal

The two deficit-hawk extremists President Obama put in charge of his fiscal commission released their personal suggestions for cutting the federal budget deficit on Wednesday. And while it’s quite possible…

Meryl Chertoff: Three Myths About Judicial Elections

While all eyes were on the Reid-Angle Senate battle in Nevada last week, a ballot initiative with broad bipartisan support was defeated in the Silver State. That measure, Ballot Proposition…