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Eradicating ISIL is a job for the Special Forces

By Robert H. Scales September 08, 2014, 06:00 PM

This effort will be the battlefield adaptation of its day.

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Painting the roses red: The narrative of beheadings

By Gordon C. Stewart September 08, 2014, 06:00 PM

The human capacity for shocking violence and retribution goes way back. We'd be wise to remember.

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Why Scotland should stick with Britain

By GORDON BROWN September 08, 2014, 06:00 PM

A meditation on nationalism, federalism, globalization and the road ahead.

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Five myths about the Sunday talk shows

By Michael J. Socolow September 08, 2014, 11:30 AM

They're still well-watched, profitable — and relevant.

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Washington has worn out its favorite f-word … frankly

By Alec MacGillis September 08, 2014, 11:30 AM

It's filler, not candor. Let’s just be clear about that.

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End-of-life planning vs. 'death panels'

By Editorial, New York Times September 07, 2014, 06:00 PM

A growing number of aging Americans want to decide how they'll spend their final days.

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Counterpoint: Technology plainly won't make prostitution safer

By Helen Rubenstein September 07, 2014, 06:00 PM

We needn't theorize about a free market. We have evidence of where legalization and online sales lead.

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Reauthorize terrorism insurance program, just as it is

By Stuart Henderson September 07, 2014, 06:00 PM

Some say it bails out the industry from its chosen task. Here's why the comparison is not apt.

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Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank — with targeted reforms

By David Farmer September 07, 2014, 06:00 PM

For example, consider how the credit agency currently distorts the international aviation industry.

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Vikings stadium funding plan should be formally reviewed

By Arne Carlson and Paul Ostrow September 06, 2014, 06:00 PM

Can we make lemonade out of a lemon?

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