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Out of Afghanistan? Not yet

Posted October 14th, 2015 at 10:03 am (UTC-4)
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Leaving a significant troop presence in Afghanistan wasn’t part of the legacy Obama envisioned when he vowed to end two wars. But legacy has to take a back seat to facts on the ground. Given the unraveling in Iraq and the recent gains by the Taliban, the U.S. can’t leave Afghanistan yet.

Americans Mark Independence Day

Posted July 3rd, 2015 at 10:58 am (UTC-4)
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Amid celebrations of our independence from Great Britain this July 4th, Americans are rightly worried about their future in a chaotic world. Between the threat of the Islamic State, containing Iran’s nuclear program and the economic struggles of America’s working poor, it’s easy to be pessimistic. But for many the world over, the promise of the United States remains the hope of the world.