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  • 'A' is for agitation: What's really going on in Jefferson County schools

    The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review in the Jefferson County, Colo., school system is generating national headlines. But the fight is not about "censorship." The real issue is union control.

  • To defeat the Islamic State Obama needs Clausewitz, not Alinsky

    In a recent column assessing President Barack Obama's judgment (after six years in office), the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens asked, "What does Obama Know?" Stephens brutally concluded that among U.S. presidents, Barack Obama "stands apart is in his combination of ideological rigidity and...

  • Immigration reformers should learn from history

    The problem, says British-born, California-based historian Gregory Clark, is that upward mobility is something of a myth, in America and elsewhere.

  • Obama, FDR a study of contrasts on the edge of war

    How does one turn President Obama's admission that "we don't have a strategy yet" to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria into a net positive for him?

  • Large government out of place in a society based on small technology

    "Large" technology like steel mills, power stations and gas turbines tended to encourage large bureaucracies and large government. But "small" technology enables individuals to make personal choices.

  • How the GOP got this way

    Today's Republicans are largely united in opposition to the policies of the Obama administration, but they disagree on tactics.

  • Neanderthal rock art: primitive or genius?

    The discovery of cross-hatched engravings on rocks in England could help improve the public image of the primitive Neanderthals.

  • At auction: Rare letter setting stage for 'Star-Spangled Banner'

    As Baltimore celebrates the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner next week, a rare letter from the commander of Fort McHenry setting the stage for getting the flag honored in song by Francis Scott Key will be on the auction block.

  • Eisenhower memorial staff books oversight meeting during congressional recess

    The staff has enraged the board overseeing it, half of whose members are congressmen, by scheduling an important board meeting during a congressional recess without asking whether the board members would be available.

  • The American hero who saved Chartres Cathedral

    The inspiring story of how an American military officer saved Chartres Cathedral from shelling in World War II.

  • 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.

  • Obama, realist or defeatist?

    President Obama, depending on whom you ask, has crawled into a shell either because he can't change Washington or is simply smart enough to recognize the limitations of his office.

  • Ferguson: Not nearly as daunting as the 1960s riots

    Continued violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the Detroit riots of the 1960s. But there are some differences of varying significance between the riots of the 1960s and Ferguson today.



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