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Afghanistan a failed mission?

As in Vietnam from 1965 to 1973, the year our prisoners of war came home, America did not lose a major battle in Afghanistan. Yet we did not win the war. South Vietnam was lost. And contrary to the message awaiting President George W. Bush when he landed on the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, ...

Ruling admonishes Schumer

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is a Ferrari of rhetoric, accelerating lickety-split down the hyperbole highway when disappointed by the Supreme Court. So he called “jaw-dropping” the court’s recent 6-to-3 ruling striking down California’s law requiring charities ...

Losing the Cold War

Almost exactly 60 years ago, the newly appointed Chadian ambassador to the United States, Adam Malick Sow, was heading south on Maryland’s Route 40 toward Washington, D.C. He stopped at the Bonnie Brae diner and asked for a menu. The owner, Mrs. Leroy Merritt, sneered, “We don’t serve ...

Is Naomi Osaka brave or a publicity hog?

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is the world’s best-paid female athlete. She made an estimated $60 million last year. The 23-year-old is on top of the tennis world, but is her refusal to honor the rules set by that world justified? Osaka recently declined to attend a post-game news conference ...

Right, wrong and a flower shop

Is there anyone who can say what is always right and always wrong and present an unchanging standard by which all behavior can be judged? I raise the question in light of last week’s non-ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined for a second time to hear an appeal from a flower shop ...

News media versus flag-waving weirdos?

Independence Day is supposed to be a day of national unity. President Joe Biden proclaimed: “The Fourth of July is a sacred day in our country -- a day of history, of hope, remembrance and resolve, of promise and possibilities.” Liberal Biden voters in the media did not concur. These are ...