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In this Oct. 27, 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio. AP-GfK poll shows most Americans are upset by Trump's comments about women and believe the accusations made by several women that he kissed and grouped them without their consent. Trump is far behind Clinton among female voters. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Election sprint to the finish

I have been doing a number of media interviews lately, and the question always arises, "Who is going to win the election, Hillary or Trump?"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, attend a bilateral meeting on the crisis in Syria, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. The United States, Russia and seven other would-be Syria mediators ended a 4½-hour meeting Saturday without agreement or concrete steps to match what America's top diplomat described as the urgent crisis in the city of Aleppo. Instead, the envoys said only that new ideas were proposed and more discussions planned. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

U.S.-Russia relations in Central Asia: Change within

While the US-Russia relationship has been deteriorating rapidly since 2014 and faces a new crisis with the current situation around Aleppo, the bilateral relationship in Central Asia has been relatively stable...because it was already weak and unbalanced.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. President Vladimir Putin says the claims of Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election are designed to distract public attention from real issues. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

How to deal with Russia?

Many pundits have attempted to explain the rationale behind Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine, Syria, and elsewhere. I think it is very simple: Putin wants to make Russia great again. He has some successes and some failures.

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Tennessee as Alabama head coach Nick Saban watches Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Mentoring millennials the Nick Saban way

Developing young people is an art and I think Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama, is one of the best in the country at doing it. His team is undefeated again and again he has a cast of characters that all play a role in his "process."

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 file photo, youths ride bicycles next to a burning oil well in Qayara, about 31 miles (50 km) south of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic State group has pioneered brutally innovative tactics and launched diversionary attacks that have shocked its opponents, and now many fear it has more surprises in store as Iraqi forces close in on Mosul. Last weeks assault on the northern city of Kirkuk offers a glimpse at the kind of asymmetrical response it might mount as Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, its last major urban bastion in the country. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)

Obama's stupid Iraq policy

President Barack Obama's foreign policy of "Don't do stupid s[tuff]" has been turned on its head in Iraq. The stupefying stupidity of our continuing military involvement featuring more than 5,000 American soldiers ranks with our carnival of imbecilities during the Vietnam War.

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2016 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, that the United States is conducting a "scorched earth" policy in relation to Russia during the final months of Obama's presidency. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

How Putin played our 'flexible' president

Something happened the day in 2012 when Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev passed on to President Vladimir Putin the notorious private message President Obama had asked him to convey — "Tell Vladimir I'll be more flexible after the election."

In this Aug. 5, 2016, photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. listens to a question about his concussion while addressing the media at Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Earnhardt will miss the rest of the NASCAR season as he continues to recover from a concussion. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Concussions, head injuries: What we all need to know

Head injuries and concussions continue to ignite a fire storm among the public -- and for good reason. High school athletes sustain an estimated 300,000 concussions per year and, recently, National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell announced an initiative intended to increase the safety of the game, specifically by preventing, diagnosing and treating concussions and head injuries

UNESCO, the U.N. body that designates cultural treasures, ignored Israeli ties to the Temple Mount in favor of Palestinians, who refer to it as the Al-Aqsa Mwosque. (Associated Press)

Like Islamists, UNESCO erases history

Islamism is characterized by elements we have sadly come to know too well: brutal violence, terrorism, misogyny, suppression of "infidels," and destruction of history and culture. That is their MO.