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Thoughts on the evolution of story comments

News outlets have long wrestled with the challenges of maintaining a vibrant and civil comments section. Vibrant isn’t the hard part — it’s keeping debate civil that’s difficult. It’s usually a losing battle.

US aims at Russia with resurrected Navy 2nd fleet

The return of the 2nd Fleet shows a needed response to new geographic imperatives.

How to keep the squeeze on North Korea

The administration must set realistic expectations for how to reach the desired outcome, tell everybody what they are and then stick to them.


OPINION

Most Americans are uncertain; let them lead

Today, our politics are controlled by individuals, organizations and politicians who are certain about what we should do and who feel confident in their beliefs. And look where it’s gotten us.


OPINION

How powerful Israel lost a PR battle

Israel’s military and government elites mindlessly allowed themselves to be goaded by Hamas’ cold-blooded schemers into blundering into a global public relations trap of human slaughter. (Yet again!)


OPINION

An SEC move would put GIs’, vets’ nest eggs at risk

As the Department of Defense concluded regarding financial scams, servicemembers and veterans need and deserve full legal recourse against “unscrupulous” actors — including the right to hold them accountable in class actions.

OPINION

Senator’s plan best for GI sex-assault victims

These men and women risk the ultimate sacrifice — that should never include sexual victimization by their fellow servicemembers.


Military Update

Symptom of a rough electronic records system rollout: Slow Rx fills on base

Tricare users filling prescriptions at test sites for MHS Genesis are likely the patient group most frustrated by the new electronic health record system.


OPINION

Does Trump or Netanyahu have a Plan B?

Netanyahu’s domestic politics in Israel plus Trump’s domestic politics have created a situation where more Palestinian violence is almost certain.

OPINION

Are new college grads ‘capable and cultivated’?

Humanities courses have become less and less a thing in our universities and tests have shown a majority of students and even graduates not knowing what high school students should know about American history, for instance.


OPINION

Fraternities are reckless when there’s no oversight

The national fraternities need to institute rules, policies and procedures that will eliminate unsafe behavior.


OPINION

Russia’s hooligan subculture tarnishes tourney

Instead of what FIFA says its championships promote — the integrity of “football” — there’s every chance the Russia World Cup will display its host country’s ugly side: bigotry, xenophobia, ultranationalism.


OPINION

Putin isn’t as all-powerful as he looks

What the emerging local movements show is that if Putin is seeking to create a model of 21st-century authoritarian government in Russia, he’s not succeeding.

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