Friday Aug 29
Real Clear Politics
ISIS: Surprise or an Enemy Hidden in Plain View?
As Americans wake up to the extent of the terrorist threat now evident with the emergence of ISIS in the national media conversation, many are asking how and why did this erupt so suddenly.
A. Scott Anderson: The world needs America to stay engaged
With military and terrorist battles occurring in several places around the world, the question of America's role in global conflicts is a matter of hot debate.
Joseph Lieberman: U.S. has a chance to stop the Islamic State
It would be wrong to view President Barack Obama's decision to order airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and to give weapons to Kurdish fighters as a continuation of the war in Iraq.
Danbury manufacturer closes up shop
Smiths Detection , a prominent defense contractor and manufacturer in the city with more than 130 employees, will be picking up and leaving early next year.
Voter Turnout In Republican Primary Expected to Be Around 25
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill predicted based on historical trends voter turnout in the Republican primary Tuesday will be around 25 percent.
The Washington Post
Spotting the phony hawks
In the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama, the then-junior senator from Illinois, insisted that he was a great friend of Israel, that he was committed to winning the war in Afghanistan and that he fit squarely within the bipartisan mainstream on foreign policy that more or less held up since the end of the Cold War.