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WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw.

  • Oct. 12th, 2014  |
  • By By Charles Krauthammer
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Shame on us, not for selecting an empty suit as president (twice), but because it took us six painful years to finally figure it out.

  • Oct. 12th, 2014  |
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WASHINGTON — What happens when an American plan for limited war against the Islamic State meets the savage reality of combat, as happened this week when the extremists pounded Kurdish fighters just inside Syria's border with Turkey?

  • Oct. 11th, 2014  |
  • By By David Ignatius
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Signal Mountain faces an important issue.

  • Oct. 11th, 2014  |
  • By By Paul Hendricks
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WASHINGTON — Disloyal or not, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delivered a root-and-branch critique of President Obama's approach to the Middle East.

  • Oct. 11th, 2014  |
  • By By Michael Gerson
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We forget.

"Wheels up, rings off." — Secret Service agents' mantra when traveling

  • Oct. 10th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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WASHINGTON — Presidents often need new energy and talent to refurbish their second terms.

  • Oct. 9th, 2014  |
  • By By David Ignatius
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WASHINGTON — Words have a way of seeping into our vocabulary and, through overuse or distortion, soon begin to lose their meaning.

  • Oct. 9th, 2014  |
  • By By Kathleen Parker
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A degree of turmoil is unfolding in the president’s office at Chattanooga State Community College.

WASHINGTON -- Here is what officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have been telling us: America has some Ebola infections (and is likely to see more), but America does not have an Ebola outbreak, which is extremely unlikely in a health system capable of basic public health measures.

  • Oct. 8th, 2014  |
  • By Michael Gerson
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Not long ago, you read about Chris and Cookie Rolle, the retired couple on Dodson Avenue who wake up each morning hours before the sun to serve a front-yard breakfast — fruit, cereal, hot chocolate, oatmeal, energy bars — for dozens and dozens of neighborhood children on their way to the Avondale bus stop.

On Nov. 4, Tennesseans have the opportunity to cast their ballots in favor of a strong economic future. The passage of Amendment 3 would ensure that the state legislature cannot, at any time, authorize or allow any state or local tax on earned personal income.

  • Oct. 7th, 2014  |
  • By Dr. Art Laffer and Travis H. Brown
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WASHINGTON — As Ken Burns’ documentary on the Roosevelts reminded us, “Happy Days Are Here Again” is one of the most evocative anthems in the history of the Democratic Party. You have to ask: Why aren’t the Democrats, and the country, singing it loudly now?

  • Oct. 7th, 2014  |
  • By E.J. Dionne
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ISTANBUL — The squabbling factions that make up the Syrian “moderate opposition” should get their act together.

  • Oct. 7th, 2014  |
  • By David Ignatius
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