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Reports that Iran has suffered a major setback in its quest for nuclear weapons is welcome news, but it must not lead to complacency. Meir Dagan, the outgoing head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, said last week that Iran likely would not have a bomb before 2015. Prior to that, Israeli assessments had predicted a weapon as early as this...
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Is no one safe anymore? The assassination attempt on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the ensuing massacre at a Tucson, Ariz., shopping center serve as a cruel reminder of what can happen when disparate forces of evil conspire to shatter our sense of security and civility. This heinous effort to silence an elected official through political assassination must serve as...
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We're well into the first week of 2011, and many people likely have already broken their New Year's resolutions. But those types of promises generally have to do with losing weight or curtailing a dreadful habit. Such matters are easily discarded because they're so difficult to accomplish. We would like to make a proposal that for most individuals in the...
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As Jan. 1 fast approaches, publications and institutions nationwide have turned to that favorite end of year pastime -- the composing of lists. For the most part, this is a celebratory endeavor, with editors, reviewers and community leaders compiling their favorites among the past year's exertions, whether in politics or culture or some other public pursuit. There exist, of course,...
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Nearly a third of the U.S. Senate showed up to hear Sen. Arlen Specter's farewell speech this week. That the number was considered notable -- it was a more sizable audience than most of his departing colleagues had garnered -- doesn't speak well for the Senate, but it is testament to the widespread respect for the longest-serving senator from Pennsylvania...
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