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Hillary the hawk plays a dangerous game

By Albert R. Hunt, Bloomberg View August 12, 2014, 12:36 PM

Two problems: 1) It looks political; 2) It's lousy politics.

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U.S. intervention in northern Iraq: Insufficient

By Frank Wright August 11, 2014, 06:10 PM

Airstrikes and aid drops aren't enough. It'll take boots on the ground. That's what I learned from a similar situation in 1991.

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U.S. intervention in northern Iraq: The right call

By Ross Douthat, New York Times August 11, 2014, 06:10 PM

There have been several such opportunities in recent years, but this is the right one. The rationales have aligned.

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U.S. intervention in northern Iraq: Incoherent

By Dhruva Jaishankar, Foreign Policy August 11, 2014, 06:10 PM

There's little evidence in U.S. history to suggest that stopping genocide is seen as a core interest.

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The second-term curse: Nothing if not predictable

By Lawrence Summers August 11, 2014, 11:57 AM

Would U.S. government function better if presidents were limited to one term, perhaps of six years? It's worth a debate.

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All that jazz isn't all that great

By Justin Moyer, Washington Post August 11, 2014, 11:57 AM

“People take turns noodling around, and once they run out of ideas and have to stop, the audience claps.” That was satire — or was it?

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Ebola reminds us of nature's caprice

By George F. Will, Washington Post August 10, 2014, 06:00 PM

But humans can aggravate it. (For some of the more sinister, even on purpose.)

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Joblessness benefits run out, people go to work

By Cynthia M. Allen, Fort Worth Star-Telegram August 10, 2014, 06:00 PM

It's not heartless; it's a fact supported by studies. Unemployment compensation prolongs joblessness.

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As of Aug. 1, Minnesota is safer in two notable ways

By Editorial, St. Cloud Times August 10, 2014, 06:00 PM

New laws target motorists in work zones and indoor tanning bed users younger than 18.

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Obama can't afford a new Cold War, but he can learn from the last one

By Stephen L. Carter, Bloomberg View August 10, 2014, 06:00 PM

It wouldn't hurt, however, for him to hold his cards closer to the vest.

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