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Jeb Bush and the 6 Ways of Passing the Commander-in-Chief Threshold Test

Every successful candidate for president must past the commander-in-chief threshold test. The American public will not elect somebody unless they have convinced themselves they can ...

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No One Expects the Bush Administration!

Torquemada Cheney does the Sunday talk shows.

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A British soldier assesses the Parthenon

"It's a lovely spot. We have got all Athens in our arc of fire."

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A Spitfire pilot recalls his first glimpse of the big world beyond England

On the eve of World War Two, some British fighter pilots had never been abroad. What was it like for them to soar above the English Channel?

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Quite a life: CIA, 20 years in a Chinese prison, then home to Harvard Law School and a judgeship in Connecticut

You gotta wonder what this judge thought when he heard people moaning about doing a little time.

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A Surprising History of Turkey in America

How do you get from Christopher Columbus to Butterball by way of Constantinople? Just ask Ataturk.

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