Sen. Barack Obama aimed to continue his streak of victories with decisive wins in the Potomac region's trio of primary elections today as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton already was looking ahead to bigger contests to make up for lost ground.
Leave it to Sen. Barack Obama to stir up an international incident by acknowledging something that everyone already knew.
The New Republic magazine recently ran into big trouble for publishing a first-person account of military savagery in Iraq. The author, Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp, used the pseudonym "Scott Thomas" to write of the debasement of war that he claims he saw in the cauldron of Iraq.
Sometimes we can better understand where we are politically from afar than from within. Consider this assessment from Europe's biggest and Germany's most influential magazine, Der Spiegel, this week:
HERAT, Afghanistan — While the government battles the Taliban in violence-infested southern Afghanistan, former warlords in the relatively peaceful north and west are moving to reclaim their old fiefdoms and fostering resentment toward the presence of foreign troops.
MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan (AP) Government forces attacked two militant bases with helicopter gunships and artillery today in some of the army's toughest action in the lawless Afghan border region since militant attacks began surging last month.
THURMONT, Md. — President Bush said yesterday that the United States and Pakistan, if armed with "actionable intelligence," could take out al Qaeda leaders, but he did not say whether he would ask permission from the Pakistani president before sending U.S. troops into that nation.