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Thursday, October 22, 2020

A valuable lesson in diplomacy

For choice diplomatic postings, the Wari tribe in the remote Andes in the four centuries leading up to 1000 A.D. doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But researchers in Peru have found cause to rethink that assumption.

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The idiocy of defending torture

What legalizing torture really does is to ensure it becomes routine. (The government has already admitted that at least five prisoners have been tortured to death.) Bush’s defense of torture comes down to a single argument: that atrocious acts are permissible in the pursuit of sufficiently important ends. Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden would agree.

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Bush’s con job

It may not rise to the level of high crime, nor even misdemeanor. But make no mistake: America has endured a low-level governance-by-deception that has droned too long just below our radar of impeachable offenses. It has left behind a vapor trail that shows a clear pattern of official deceptions, foreign and domestic.

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Believe in God but teach evolution

Most Americans believe God created humans on the sixth day of the universe, yet they also overwhelming want science-based evolution taught in public school, according to a Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.

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When in trouble, head for China

Back in darkest days of the Cold War, when Americans and Russians faced the bleak specter of a decades-long struggle for global dominance and the distinct possibility of thermonuclear holocaust, geopolitical gamers often mused about playing the “China card.”

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‘No vacancy’ for felons

Congress is expected this week to decide whether convicted murderers and spies can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 120 other burial grounds across the country.

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