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Loaded With Dynamite

According to his most fervent supporters, George W. Bush’s Second Inaugural Address has already taken its place among the great speeches of modern American politics.  Whether history confirms that verdict remains to be seen.

For the present, it is

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Illusions of a Tidy War

In the final days and hours preceding the current Persian Gulf war, reports extolling the dazzling information-age capabilities that American troops would take into battle against Saddam Hussein became a media staple.  Newspapers, newsweeklies, and television vied with one another

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Clinton and the Troops

“I’m angry. I’d like to ask President Clinton why is my dad dead? And what are we doing fighting in Bosnia in the first place?” Coming from the 15-year-old son of Sergeant First Class Donald A. Dugan, the first operational