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A new book with research could help frustrated parents.


Posted on Sept. 15, 2014 at 2:37 p.m.
 In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Wait on discussing it until after the mid-term elections, says columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.


Posted on Sept. 15, 2014 at 2:50 p.m.
 A Baltimore Ravens fan wears a Ray Rice (27) jersey during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore.

A full 35 percent of pro football TV viewers are women, and with them, trying to turn a blind eye to domestic violence isn’t going to play well.


Posted on Sept. 14, 2014 at 5:47 p.m.
 President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.
Posted on Sept. 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Had we the people not been so morally craven, we might have saved much treasure and blood. Had we had not been so panicked and credulous, America might not have created the vacuum into which this new threat now rushes.

 President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Obama is committing the United States to a broad military campaign to root out militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes in both Syria and Iraq that could last well after his presidency.
Posted on Sept. 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

It is one thing to have a strategy; another to pursue it with creativity and absolute resolve.

 Michelle Singletary
Posted on Sept. 14, 2014 at 8:01 a.m.

In her latest column, Michelle Singletary writes about a growing trend of retired adults with debt - and specifically student loan debt. 

 Former Vice President Dick Cheney waves after speaking at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. Cheney spoke at the AEI a day after he spoke to House Republicans.
Posted on Sept. 13, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.

Of course, it could be argued that the spread of jihadist movements has less to do with Obama than with destabilization caused by the Bush-Cheney wars. But Cheney, so expert on Obama's failings, remains blind to his own.

 U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, in the foreground, works on the headlight assembly of a Thor Motor Coach recreational vehicle at the company's Elkhart plant. The Democratic senator visited Aug. 4, 2014, as part of a series of planned stops at Indiana companies during the August Senate recess. Columnist Richard Leib calls the visits and the photo ops they created
Posted on Sept. 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

News. Stories told that amass readers. “If it bleeds, it leads.” And if there are dramatic pictures, the impact is amped up exponentially.

 This Saturday, July 5, 2014, image made from video posted on a militant website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq.  U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.
Posted on Sept. 12, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

Not surprisingly, Muslim leaders in the U.S. and around the world are especially disturbed and outraged by the appropriation of “Islamic State” by militant thugs.

 In this image made through a window of the Oval Office, President Barack Obama speaks on the phone to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah from his desk at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, ahead of his address to the nation tonight regarding Iraq and Islamic State group militants.
Posted on Sept. 12, 2014 at 12:11 p.m.

Above all, Obama went out of his way to describe his new effort as a "counterterrorism strategy," tying it back to the cause that large majorities of Americans embraced after the 9/11 attacks and have never stopped supporting.

 President Barack Obama departs the podium after addressing the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.
Posted on Sept. 12, 2014 at 11:47 a.m.

Obama's reluctance and ambivalence are obvious. This is a man driven to give this speech by public opinion.

 President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.
Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 3:51 p.m.

We don’t adequately prepare. And for these sins of ignorance and omission, we pay with the blood of our sons and daughters.

 Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is mobbed by media as he gets into a car with his son, Bobby, right, after he and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, were convicted on multiple counts of corruption at Federal Court in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. A federal jury in Richmond convicted Bob McDonnell of 11 of the 13 counts he faced; Maureen McDonnell was convicted of nine of the 13 counts she had faced. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 6.
Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 3:04 p.m.

If we want better people in government, we are going to have to start paying them enough that people would not be sacrificing their families' well-being by going to Washington or a state capitol, or serving as a judge.


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 This July 10, 2014, photo shows President Barack Obama in a campaign-style rally in Austin, Texas. For years he has berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. Now that he is delaying his own immigration plan until after Election Day, he has opened himself to charges from Democrats and Republicans that he's just as guilty of playing politics.

Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.
 In this still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punches his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J., in February 2014. The Ravens terminated their contract with Rice Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, hours after the video surfaced on TMZ's website, and he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.
 About 150 people gather in front of McDonald's on Stewart Avenue in Flint, Mich., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, to protest for a $15 minimum wage. Police took 25 protesters into custody when they sat in the street and blocked traffic.

Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 4:28 p.m.
 In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. The president will make a televised address Wednesday night to outline plans for an expanded U.S. effort to confront violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Posted on Sept. 9, 2014 at 3:26 p.m.
 Former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, laugh while participating in the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program Launch, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at The Newseum in Washington. The two are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership.

Posted on Sept. 9, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.
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