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My country needs more help from the US

Iraqis want what most of the world takes for granted: the opportunity to live in dignity and build better lives for our children.

Close-up look at face-recognition technology

You may brush off modern privacy invasions. Perhaps you have nothing to hide. But do you resemble someone who does?

Superweapons are powerful, but too expensive to use

It costs the West an unconscionable amount of money to combat even the most basic ad-hoc threats.


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Iraqi Kurds make case for independence

Once the Islamic State caliphate is defeated, the future of the fractured Iraqi state will hang in the balance. The only way for Iraqi leaders to hold the country together is to decentralize.


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Trump’s promises at odds with GOP policies

Despite a sinking overall job approval rating, polls and anecdotal evidence show Trump’s political base retains its confidence in him. But his public comments are undercutting respect for his presidency at home and abroad.


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Trump’s options in the war on terror

Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a thoughtful assessment of what President Donald Trump’s approach to combating terrorism looks like. The bottom line: It looks a lot like President Barack Obama’s.

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Neil Gorsuch steals a week of uncertainty

Amid much bluster and box-checking by senators on both sides of the aisle, Gorsuch continued to remind everyone why his peers, especially other judges, consider him as qualified as anyone could possibly be.


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Senators, not nominees, tip their hands at hearings

Whether senators learn anything or not, attentive viewers can learn quite a bit about the Supreme Court by watching the hearings.


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Mattis and Tillerson, secretaries of stabilization

They have both led big organizations under pressure, and they know what command is.

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Photo scandal shows why it's time to stop treating servicemembers like saints

The American people largely venerate their servicemembers. There is nothing wrong with this. These men and women sign their lives away in exchange for low pay and generous benefits mired in bureaucracy. In times of war, they face uncertainty and sacrifices that would make most Americans quail. These people are not saints, though.


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Trump plan doesn’t overhaul bureaucracy

If Trump wants to fix it, hurrah. But he’s going about it the wrong way — with a blunderbuss of a budget plan and a reorganization order that, so far, is almost completely content-free.


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Schumer’s unrelenting resistance thrills conservatives

Schumer is not only pushing Trump to the right but also helping Republicans consolidate and grow their congressional majorities — by further alienating once-reliably Democratic blue-collar voters who abandoned the party in the last election.


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Trump foreign policy: Escalate to de-escalate

It’s a strategy Trump used in business for decades — confront an adversary brashly and publicly to get the upper hand before striking a deal.

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