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  • Editorial cartoon: Back, reptile

    Cartoon by Steve Breen/Creators Syndicate.

  • Rand Paul's foreign policy critique is not a foreign policy

    As president, he would have to deal with threats such as the one posed by ISIS. And he won't be able to go back in time to reverse foreign policy decisions.

  • Rand Paul argues U.S. actions led to rise of ISIS

    Sen. Rand Paul argued Wednesday that the U.S. is partly responsible for the rise of ISIS, an argument that is sure to roil the Republican Party's ongoing debate over foreign policy ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

  • Golf is not the answer, President Obama

    There has never been such a display of presidential emptiness in American history.

  • Another bad war in Iraq

    The United States has been bombing ISIS in Iraq and may attack them in Syria; all of which may do more harm than good.

  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. Following meetings between Putin and Ukrainian President...

  • Obama tries, but he cannot avoid evil

    The more Obama retreats from forcible measures, the more force pursues him. The harder he tries to avoid the suggestion of violence, the more people horribly die.

  • Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. In a statement on his website, President Petro Poroshenko said snap elections would be held Oct....

  • Iraq premier-designate: militias must follow state

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister-designate called Monday on the country's numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently, as violence killed at least 58 people in areas where the Muslim sect dominates. The comments by Haider al-Abadi came...

  • Mainstream Media Scream: George Stephanopoulos frets over ISIS 'overreacting'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features ABC "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos fretting over strong U.S. action against the terrorist group ISIS.

  • John McCain: On ISIS, Obama is 'strangely detached'

    McCain argued that the president's foreign policy is weak on planning, and that his failure to communicate his ends to Congress has kept him from gaining its support and, in turn, developing a muscular response.

  • Biden: US would help Iraq pursue federal system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. is prepared to help Iraq pursue a federal system that would decentralize power away from Baghdad. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Biden says Iraq is making progress in forming a new government. But he says sectarian divisions...

  • Obama and the 'wrong side of history'

    The great task for a leader of the United States, President Obama appears to believe, is to get out of history's way.

  • Pentagon to Russia: Remove your trucks from Ukraine

    The Pentagon on Friday condemned Russian forces for sending a 90-truck convoy into Ukraine and demanded that they remove their vehicles and personnel from the territory "immediately."

  • Has ISIS transformed the vacationer in the Oval Office?

    President Obama is still vacationing in Martha's Vineyard as this is written. But he may have experienced a jolting encounter with a grim reality.



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