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Are contractors a way around ‘no boots on the ground'?

At the heart of today’s debate about what to do about ISIS is the question of whether to send in “boots on the ground.”  President Obama has publicly promised that no new ‘boots’  -- combat troops -- will be sent to Syria or Iraq. But there are already thousands of people on the ground in the Levant region on the American payroll and more being recruited each day- they're called contractors or security advisors.  

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Operation Lame Name

It has been nearly a week since the Obama administration gave the American military action against ISIS its official name: Operation Inherent Resolve.  We have tried to get into it. We have tried to rally around the flag. But it cannot be done.

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Indiana police contacted about potential killer in 2010

A string of unsolved strangling cases from the early 1990s to 2007 sit in the files at the Gary, Indiana police department. Four years ago, when confronted with details suggesting this might be the work of a serial killer, police declined to respond.

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Should the Fed tackle economic inequality?

Janet Yellen gave a speech last week that was unusual for a sitting chair of the Federal Reserve, though it doesn't seem to have gotten much notice apart from Fed watchers and liberals cursed with wishful thinking. That's a shame.

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