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WASHINGTON -- With dim prospects for success, world powers gathered in Munich on Thursday to find ways to end the bloodletting in Syria and open channels of desperately needed humanitarian aid.
Russia, which is backing ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A giant wind farm in California's southern San Joaquin Valley is blowing gusts through a faraway federal court, with tens of millions of dollars potentially up in the air.
Some of the wind farm's early ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Days removed from a humbling defeat in New Hampshire that stirred fresh concern about her candidacy, Hillary Clinton questioned the feasibility of the platform that has fueled Bernie Sanders' unlikely ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Is Bernie Sanders a closet foreign policy "realist"? Reading his few pronouncements on foreign policy, you sense that he embraces the realists' deep skepticism about American military intervention. But he has...Read more
NEW YORK -- It is the line that might have sunk a presidential campaign. "[Barack Obama] knows exactly what he's doing," Marco Rubio said at last Saturday's debate (again and again and again). "[He] is undertaking a ...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As Donald Trump's GOP opponents descend on South Carolina, they are running smack into a phenomenon. In this state, Trump is riding a wave of adulation more common for rock stars, faith healers or South ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Maybe it's not us. Maybe it's the candidates.
This election cycle is thrilling, but not necessarily in a good way. Tuesday's vote in New Hampshire lent support to the theory that both Republican and ...Read more
I, Alexandra (A Legacy of Stehle's Door)William M. O'Brien Jr.
It began very incidentally. One odd occurrence after another. Then came the dreams. And then the apparitions. Alexandra and Stephanie had figured something was wrong early on. Then, one bright Saturday morning, Johanna appeared. Chased into her apartment and hiding in a locked downstairs ...
New Hampshire voters issued a rebuke to conventional party leaders when they voted by large margins for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's primaries. But Sanders is not going to win the Democratic nomination, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliche that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting ...Read more
If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not.
Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. boots on the ground "for years to come." ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A most unfamiliar likeness of Jeb Bush appeared on Americans' television screens the morning after the New Hampshire primary.
This version looked alive.
The onetime front-runner for the Republican ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- South Carolina, the nation turns its troubled heart to you. And we expect you will rip it apart.
In Texas, they say, politics is a contact sport. In South Carolina, it is a savage, gladiatorial spectacle. ...Read more
A funny thing happened on the way to Jeb Bush's long-expected disappearance from the Republican presidential contest: He became a better -- and more interesting -- candidate. Improbably, he has Donald Trump to thank for it...Read more
Pundits and polls agree: Voters are fed up with the status quo. In a January NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 61 percent of voters said they want change in the 2016 elections.
When it comes to national energy policy, change ...Read more
When I was at university in London in the early 1990s, Michael Jackson's mega-hit "Black or White" was forever blaring in the student bar. As we drank our flat beers, we'd sing along: "It don't matter if you're black or ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, Feb. 11:
Eighteen months after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a top police research organization has issued 30 guiding ...Read more
As Iowa voters headed to their caucus sites, 94-year-old Rosanell Eaton sat in the first row of a federal courtroom in Winston-Salem, N.C., to witness the closing arguments of a trial challenging North Carolina's new voter...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, Feb. 11:
Syrian President Bashar Assad could now be on the verge of doing what was unthinkable just months ago -- crushing rebel forces and claiming ...Read more
Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, and Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, both testified this month that because all combat roles are now open to women, women should register for the selective ...Read more
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