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June 5, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Withhold judgment on Bowe Bergdahl

President Obama would have been better off avoiding the hero narrative when he announced last weekend that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been handed over to members of the U.S. Special Forces. He could have just said we got our guy back. Let him recover and we’ll figure out what happened. It’s better to have Bergdahl…

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December 27, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Wake up dozing congressional budget hawks

If Congress is intent on saving billions of dollars in the federal budget, quit picking on food stamps and unemployment benefits. Go after military contractors, and their patrons in the armed services, who create vast fortunes via contract schemes and billing scams. The details of these epic rip-offs are only becoming known, at least to the…

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