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Bashar al-Assad has not abided, and will not abide, by a ceasefire. And the only way to stop Assad's campaign of slaughter is for the United States to take tangible steps with our friends and allies to help the Syrian opposition change the military balance of power on the ground. Read more»

Glenn Beck speaks about Israel on his Fox News show on May 16.

Glenn Beck could become mired in more controversy. Beck's Restoring Courage rally at the Southern Wall excavations site next Wednesday could spark a conflagration of violence in Jerusalem, Arab Knesset members and activists warned. Read more» 1

President Obama’s recent speech was supposed to be about winding down the Afghan war. But actually it was a signal that permanent war is now our status quo. What Obama didn’t say is both tragic and troubling. Read more» 1

As a candidate in 2008, President Obama drew thousands of campaign contributions under $200. Democratic bundlers say it’s unlikely he can count on so many small donations for his re-election.

The Obama administration is considering an executive order that would require government contractors to disclose political contributions and expenditures. Read more» 1

Libyan rebels on March 2.

One might have thought, having been bogged down in Afghanistan for 10 years, and with Iraq as yet unfinished business, our politicians would be more cautious about going to war in Libya. Yet a rising number are not. Read more»

About once a year, so much big political news happens that a single column can’t be devoted to a single topic. This is that week. So lace up your running shoes. Read more»

Trying to figure out how Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman will feel on a certain subject is like trying to guess how many jellybeans are in a big jar. Read more»

The Senate last week failed to proceed to debate the Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for gays and lesbians serving in the U.S. military. Read more»

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange (on screen) and Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg (right), June 2010.

We know who he is - he's the guy who posted thousands of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables on the Internet. But what does that make him? He's not a journalist. He's not a traitor. Calls for WikiLeaks to be declared a terrorist organization and for Assange's prosecution are bullshit. Read more»

Joe Lieberman

Sen. Joe Lieberman warns that people who dismiss Sara Palin had better think again. Read more»