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Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American HistoryBy John Fabian Witt (Free Press, 498 pp., $32)   WAR IS ABOUT killing, maiming, and destroying. Yet in its midst men have sought heroism not only in savage acts of bravery but also in observing limits, in finding a way to affirm their and their adversaries’ common humanity, in the concept of honor as a higher expression of morality than is attainable even in peace.

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Why John McCain likes his new best friend.

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Good riddance to Senator Tea Party Jim DeMint.

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It's time to recap the most memorable moments of the 2012 campaign.

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Mitt Romney has gotten away with refusing to give up more than two years of tax returns, and much other standard disclosure. Or has he?

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What's next for Navy's SEAL Team Six?

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Meet Marvin Olasky, the evangelical who published an expose about D'Souza's love life.

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There's nothing more fair and balanced than an imaginary map.

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The thousands of reporters who departed the nation’s capital to cover the Republican National Convention in Florida have done an admirable job covering an important political event. But a big story taking place in the national media’s own backyard, one arguably even more important than the convention, slipped by almost entirely unnoticed: the federal court case pitting South Carolina against the Department of Justice over the state’s controversial Voter ID law.

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Say what you will about George W. Bush, but he never played the race card. Can we say that about Romney?

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