Vietnam

A comprehensive list of every historical analogy made to Obamacare.

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Daniel Ellsberg, the Original Big Leaker

Why a decades-old act of defiance still hasn't been surpassed

Daniel Ellsberg was a spiritual godfather to Snowden and Manning. But he was so, so different.

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The Trial of Robert D. Kaplan

The Atlantic's absurd defense of Henry Kissinger

The Atlantic writer's apologia for Henry Kissinger is incoherent and amoral all at once.

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Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 3, Post 2

“Do You Know What You’re Fighting For?”

Dear Television,

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Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 3

The Rules of Engagement

In last night's "Mad Men," everyone's a prostitute.

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When Barack Obama nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, I assume that he knew what he was getting into. The debate over Hagel’s nomination won’t be about whether he is qualified to run the Pentagon and to negotiate budgets with Congress, but about Hagel’s views on Israel and Iran. Initially, some of Hagel’s critics charged that he was an anti-Semite. But these charges rightfully met with derision.

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As a writer of fiction, and a fellow veteran of the Vietnam War, I can't help but appreciate the deep symbolic meaning of President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. Hagel will undoubtedly have an impact on the policies of the Pentagon if his nomination is confirmed by the Senate.

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The former Republican senator deserves a fair shot to become the next Secretary of Defense.

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The Obama administration deserves credit for the successes produced so far by its “pivot to Asia”, from the encouragement of political reform in Myanmar, to the creation of a permanent Marines base in Australia, to the initiation of joint military exercises with the Philippines.

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

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