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  • 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.

  • Illinois museum to display 1916 military equipment

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — If you've ever wondered how Americans waged war 100 years ago, the Illinois State Military Museum will give you a glimpse of the past. The Springfield museum plans to put uniforms, weapons and other equipment on display that was used by the Illinois National Guard...

  • Storm leaves water in historic Springfield home

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A thunderstorm left water standing in the basement of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield, causing the cancellation of tours. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Friday that experts were evaluating damage and considering the next...

  • 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.

  • France marks 70th anniversary of Paris Liberation

    PARIS (AP) — Paris celebrated on Monday the 70th anniversary of its liberation after four years in the grip of the occupying Nazis, with President Francois Hollande saying France now has a moral obligation to answer the call of those under the boot of dictators or barbarism like the Islamic...

  • 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.

  • Three hundred years later, Americans owe a debt to King George I

    As we lament the effects of the Great War that broke out 100 years ago, let's remember gratefully what happened 200 years before that.

  • Historians will be kicking Richard Nixon's legacy around for another 40 years

    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, the Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president.



From the Weekly Standard

  • All Together Now

    Republican voters are down on the sluggish GOP officials they elected, and the officeholders whine about the unreasonable people who voted for them. Republican backbenchers complain about their...

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  • Millennial Mongers

    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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  • Voter Intensity Strongly Against Obamacare

    A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare.  On the flip side,...

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