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This is an appeal, plaintive and heartfelt, for couth behavior.
A little more than a year ago, President Obama asked Congress for $500 million to train and equip some 15,000 opposition fighters in Syria, arguing that the best way to defeat Islamic State terrorists was to arm local forces.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gay marriage is now a seamless part of the American fabric.
Last year I drove the length of the U.S.-Mexico border with a few colleagues. We traveled west from the Gulf Coast, up the Rio Grande and over the Continental Divide. We ended near the Pacific shore, in sight of a stone obelisk from 1851 that marks the boundary between Tijuana and San Diego.
The slaughter at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has reignited the debate over the state’s flying of the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the capitol. It’s an old debate, but this tragedy offers a new way to look at it _ through the lens of Christian values.
Pope Francis has made it clear that all of us have a responsibility to be good stewards of this planet, and as such must address the challenge of climate change.
The e-mail began well.
Twenty years ago, drug dealers were seen for what they were — criminal and dangerous elements in our society. They were shunned by the mainstream. People who sold marijuana were considered losers, in the business of harming our children. Parents warned their kids to stay away from those known to use drugs.
Like Humpty Dumpty, Iraq has had a great fall and can’t be put back together again. Like the egg-shaped nursery rhyme character, its fall and its fracture were all but inevitable.
Is it all over for centrism — a failed and discredited doctrine? Some people seem to think so. They’re mostly wrong, but I’m a centrist, so I’ll try to meet them halfway.
Even the most cynical critics of the Transportation Security Administration, perhaps the most unpopular organization in the U.S. government, must have been surprised by the recent revelations. According to a leaked internal report, TSA Red Team members, whose job is to test performance, were able to get past security with their hidden weapons on 67 out of 70 occasions, or 95 percent of the time.
Rick Santorum recently spoke with Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano about Pope Francis and his planned visit to the city in September.
Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, there was a seismic shift in the U.S. Congress. As the Senate deadlocked over what to do about several expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, it became clear that political momentum had moved away from surveillance and secrecy toward freedom and privacy.