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AP / Kirsty Wigglesworth

U.K. General: Al-Qaida Can Never Be Defeated

Britain’s highest military officer is offering some wisdom: Al-Qaida can never be completely defeated—an admission that comes almost 10 years into the “war on terror.” The British general is calling for a military focus on containing enemy fighters and not annihilation.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 READ MORE


Cheney Admits He Was Wrong

Vice President Dick Cheney is on a tear these days, standing up for his pal Alberto Gonzales, the Bush administration’s failed Iraq policy and his place in the executive branch (or not). But just when you thought you’d heard it all, Cheney came out with a shocking admission: He now knows he was wrong about the insurgency being in its “last throes.”

Posted on Jul 31, 2007 READ MORE


Harvard to End Early Admissions

The Ivy League university said the program disadvantages poor and minority students, as richer students tend to take advantage of the early admissions opportunity.
Why should you care? Because Harvard is like The New York Times; it sets the agenda for others. Look for other schools to follow suit in this move to level the playing field.

Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


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Mike Hoover / CBS via The New York Times

Yale Both Stonewalls and Attacks on Taliban Student Issue

In the wake of The New York Times Magazine’s cover story on the former Taliban official attending Yale, alumni are setting up protest websites designed to hurt fundraising efforts. Yale mostly won’t talk, but one university official responded by calling the critics “retarded.” (Hat tip: Huff Po)

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