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US Scrambles to Save Taliban Talks... KABUL, Afghanistan In a bid to regain control of a peace process with the Taliban that had suddenly spun out of control, President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday slammed the brakes on two strategic lines of American negotiation, again exercising his power ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:29 pm
Sao Paulo, Rio officials reverse... SAO PAULO Leaders in Brazil's two biggest cities said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests that have spread across the nation in the past week. Many people doubted the move would ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 11:02 pm
UN Security Council condemns... UNITED NATIONS, June 19 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday voiced its outrage by the attack on a UN compound in Mogadishu, Somalia, which killed at least 15 people. Mark Lyall Grant, the permanent representative of the United Kingdom ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:52 pm
Numbers at 18-Year High as UN... LONDON Thursday is World Refugee Day - and the United Nations says the number of refugees worldwide is at its highest in 18 years, at over 45 million people. The Syrian conflict is a major driver behind the increase. Four-year-old Shahad laughs and ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 7:51 pm
Myanmar constitution likely to... By Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) - Her adoring compatriots believe democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi is destined to become Myanmar's next president. But don't bet on it. A year ago, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was feted at home and abroad and flush from her National League for Democracy (NLD) party's landslide wins in April 2012 by-elections, which swept her into parliament. Even a military-drafted constitution designed to exclude her from the highest office seemed a surmountable hurdle. ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 7:02 pm
Afghan government to shun U.S.... By Hamid Shalizi and Lesley Wroughton KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revived Afghan peace talks hit their first roadblock on Wednesday, a day after they were announced, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai said his government would not join U.S. talks with the Taliban and would halt negotiations with Washington on a post-2014 troop pact. The United States and the Taliban had announced on Tuesday that officials from both sides will meet in Doha, the capital of Qatar, in coming days, in a step forward for a stuttering peace process after 12 years of bloody and costly war between U.S. ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:42 pm
Analysis: Brazil's protests: Not... By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's blossoming protest movement is a coming-of-age for what had been one of Latin America's most politically disengaged youth populations, but does not appear to constitute a major threat to governability or established political parties. The protests, which gathered steam last week and saw some 200,000 Brazilians demonstrate in a dozen cities on Monday, are unlikely to go away anytime soon. ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 5:15 pm
U.S. cites Russia, China among... By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An annual U.S. State Department report on Wednesday cited Russia and China among the world's worst offenders in fighting forced labor and sex trafficking, which could lead to U.S. sanctions. The U.S. designation drops Russia and China, which already often are at odds with Washington, in the same category as North Korea and Iran. The State Department ranks countries according to the efforts they make to fight human trafficking and Russia, China and Uzbekistan all fell to the lowest level, Tier 3, in the new report. ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 5:17 pm
Iran says appeals for 'jihad' in... KUWAIT (Reuters) - Calls by Sunni Muslim clerics for a holy war against the Syrian government and its Shi'ite allies are fuelling radicalism in the region, a senior Iranian official said on Wednesday. Earlier this month, prominent cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi called for jihad in Syria after fighters from Shi'ite Lebanese group Hezbollah intervened to help President Bashar al-Assad, in a move which stoked sectarian tensions. ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 6:06 pm
'Invisible' poor children let down Education watchdog Ofsted says poor children are now let down by schools in rural areas, leafy suburbs and deprived coastal towns - not the inner cities. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 6:55 pm
CQC 'may reveal NHS cover-up names' England's NHS regulator is to review a decision not to name those behind a possible "cover-up" after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 9:06 pm
Sopranos actor James Gandolfini... James Gandolfini, the US actor best known for his role as a therapy-seeking mob boss in The Sopranos, dies at the age of 51. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:45 pm
Government leads new GM crops push Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is set to reopen the debate about genetic modification by calling for the reform of crop licensing at EU level. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 6:52 pm
Lloyds to return to private hands George Osborne uses his Mansion House speech to the City to announce the government is preparing to sell its Lloyds Bank stake back to private investors. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 3:45 pm
No date fixed for Taliban peace... First direct negotiations may be on hold after Karzai announces boycott amid row over name of group's office in Doha. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 11:08 pm
Two Brazil cities revoke transit... Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo agree to suspend increase in public transport fares, but protesters say they "want more". Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:17 pm
Gun battle at UN compound in... Somali and African Union forces regain control of compound in Somali capital after attack kills at least 15 people. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 4:30 pm
Italian fashion duo convicted of... Designers Dolce and Gabbana handed down suspended jail sentence of 18 months for hiding income from authorities. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 12:28 pm
Fierce fighting for control of... FSA fighters say they are trying to defend northern stronghold from government force armed with superior artillery. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 11:14 pm
Bernanke lets Wall Street down... When stock prices fall 1 percent in a single day, that???s a move that???s sizable but not too unusual. So perhaps Ben Bernanke should feel pretty good about his latest effort to communicate Federal Reserve policy and manage investor expectations. Investors around the world were anxiously awaiting ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 11:14 am
U.S. Scrambles to Save Taliban... KABUL, Afghanistan ??? In a bid to regain control of?a peace process with the Taliban that had suddenly spun out of control, President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday slammed the brakes on two strategic lines of American negotiation, again exercising his power in a strained alliance and getting results ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 4:01 pm
Take a billion-pixel tour of Mars A composite of nearly 900 images taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover can give people on Earth a sense of what it's like to stand on the Red Planet from millions of miles away. Take the tour in the display above. Compromising more than 1.3 billion pixels, the image released by NASA on its website is ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 3:03 pm
Former Miss America Called... A former Miss America winner who is now a GOP candidate for Congress was called a string of profane names today, including ???street walker,??? ????love child??? and ???Miss Queen. ??? Her attacker? A local Republican Party chairman in central Illinois. Erika Harold, the 2003 winner of the Miss ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 1:02 pm
Hawks Game Day: Tied 1-1 after one BOSTON -- There are must-wins, and there are must-wins, and the Chicago Blackhawks encountered the latter in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. Beat the Bruins, and the Hawks recapture home ice advantage while making the series a best-of-3. Lose, and it was another 3-1 series deficit, looking even ... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 2:00 pm
Sao Paulo, Rio revoke transport... BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama used a speech in Berlin on Wednesday to call on Russia to revive the push for a world without nuclear weapons, offering to cut deployed nuclear arsenals by a third, but Moscow immediately poured scorn on his proposal.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 9:06 pm
Afghan government to shun U.S.... SAO PAULO/FORTALEZA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's two biggest cities agreed on Wednesday to revoke an increase in public transportation fares that set off demonstrations that have grown into nationwide protests against poor public services, inflation and corruption.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:42 pm
Myanmar constitution likely to... SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's blossoming protest movement is a coming-of-age for what had been one of Latin America's most politically disengaged youth populations, but does not appear to constitute a major threat to governability or established political parties.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 7:02 pm
Afghan government to shun U.S.... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States uses drones for surveillance in some limited law enforcement situations, FBI Director Robert Mueller said on Wednesday, sparking additional debate about President Barack Obama's use of domestic surveillance.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 6:33 pm
Orders top $100 billion as Ryanair... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A budget shortfall has forced a Pentagon security unit to sharply cut back on regular investigations used to update security clearances for defense contractor employees.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 5:11 pm
US arming of Assad's foes forces... Liberman: No chance for peace deal with Palestinian Authority. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:39 pm
Ya'alon: Iran should be forced to... Austria, Italy, Czechs preventing required unanimous decision. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 4:05 pm
National service in Arab sector up... JPost.com brings you a daily round-up of events making headlines in Israel, the Middle East and Jewish World. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:08 pm
New York KKK member designs 'death... PA calls for pressure on Israel to accept Palestinian preconditions as Kerry set to return to the region next week. Posted on 20 June 2013 | 12:51 am
Hamas: Syria conflict impacting... Ex-Mossad chief: Sunni-Shi'ite rift in Arab world ???creating unique opportunities for Israel to seek different alliances.??? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 3:11 pm
Bones at 'Goodfellas' mobster house THE FBI has found possible human remains at a home once occupied by a famed gangster who inspired Robert De Niro's character in Goodfellas.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:08 pm
Plot to kill Obama with ray gun TWO men have been arrested over a plot to kill US President Barack Obama with a giant homemade death ray.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 9:19 pm
Politician's 'alien sex romp' BREKKIE WRAP: IT’S A scandal that will rock Britain to the core: This councillor claims he fathered a child to an insectoid alien in a torrid affair.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:00 pm
Three dead in US condominium... THREE people have been killed and a fourth seriously injured in a shooting in a condominium building in the US state of Kentucky.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 7:43 pm
Special police for Brazil soccer BRAZIL will deploy a special police force to help provide security for the Confederations Cup tournament following mass protests against government spending.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 5:58 pm
Kim Dotcom 'in tears' after firm... Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has said he was "in tears" after a European company deleted all the data it was hosting from his suspended file-sharing site.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:00 pm
James Gandolfini, star of The... Actor James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano in the acclaimed US mafia drama The Sopranos, has died in Rome after reportedly suffering a suspected heart attack.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:07 pm
Syria: Children 'dying by the... The burgeoning number of desperate families heading out of Syria have revealed harrowing tales of their escape.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 7:01 pm
Nigel Farage: PM delaying Lords... The Prime Minister is delaying House of Lords reforms because he fears they will lead to the appointment of dozens of new Ukip peers who will "make life difficult for him", Nigel Farage has claimed.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 7:01 pm
Antibiotics linked to eczema risk... Giving antibiotics to babies and young children could raise their chance of developing eczema by 40 per cent, according to researchers.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 7:01 pm
4 shot, 3 dead at Ky. condo... Three people are dead and a fourth injured in a shooting at a condominium complex in Ky.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 5:42 am
One of U.S. FBI's most wanted... FBI and Mexican authorities nabbed one of the FBI's most wanted in Mexico.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 3:09 am
4th suspect in Ohio enslavement... A 4th suspect in the Ohio slave case has turned herself in.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 5:06 am
Ann Romney takes on San Diego City... Wife of 2012 GOP presidential nominee complained to local council about public notices.
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FBI: Tip led to arrest of... A man recognized the ex-professor's picture from the newspaper and reported him.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 5:11 am
James Gandolfini Is Dead at 51;... The Emmy Award-winning actor shot to fame on the HBO drama ???The Sopranos??? as a hard-living crime boss.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 9:46 pm
Senate Confirms Economic Adviser... Michael Froman, currently a senior White House economic adviser, will lead an agency involved in two significant trade deals.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 9:31 pm
Casino Referendum Planned by New... Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and top legislators have agreed to ask voters in November to amend the State Constitution to allow seven nontribal casinos.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:59 pm
Stocks Slide on Fears of Cuts to... The steep market declines on Wednesday underscored the fears circulating through trading desks that the economy is not strong enough to do without the Fed???s support.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:56 pm
Optimistic Fed Outlines an End to... Policy makers, more confident about the recovery, said they intended to reduce their monetary stimulus program later this year if unemployment continues to decline.???? Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:50 pm
Poor Children Are Being 'Failed By... The chief inspector of schools says "unseen children" from poorer backgrounds are being let down and need more help. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:22 pm
Chancellor Unveils Plan For... The Treasury considers steps to return state-owned Lloyds to the private sector as a review is launched into the break-up of RBS. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 5:43 pm
Billing Errors Cost Families Up To... Consumers are urged to check their bills after a probe reveals one in seven people have been overcharged in the past year. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:16 pm
Sopranos Star James Gandolfini... The actor - best known for his role as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano - dies while on holiday in Rome. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 9:26 pm
Dolce & Gabbana Found Guilty... The designers are handed a suspended prison sentence for a "sophisticated tax fraud" involving millions of pounds. Posted on 19 June 2013 | 3:29 pm
British Gas owner posts huge... British Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddle The Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of... The wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffe Olympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest... The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:03 am
Issa Angry As Transcripts Show He... Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) , who has called the Obama administration “one of the most corrupt” in history, has been working overtime in recent weeks in an attempt to prove his charge, even if it means he has to manipulate the evidence to do so.
Issa chairs th?… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:25 pm
'Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini...
Gandolfini died Wednesday of a heart attack in Rome, according to published reports. He was said to be overseas to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, where he was scheduled to participate in a festival event this weekend with Italian director Gabriele Muccino. . ?… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:26 pm
Have you bumped into anyone lately that you haven't "seen" in a while? After seeing and hearing what these old friends are currently up to, did it make you wonder? You know, make you ask yourself questions like, "Was that really so-and-so? Are they really into that?" Kind of lea?… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:04 pm
The Latest Teapublican Attack...
Have you seen the republican ad popping up around the internet which asks the question, "Should 80% of the Farm Bill be Food Stamps?"
One's initial reaction might be no, the farm bill should be for aiding farmers. In reality, the Farm Bill was passed in part to fund food stamps.?… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 7:51 pm
Think-Tank for Climate Change...
There is a section on the Heartland Institute’s website pointing readers to “Stuff We Wish We Wrote.”
After events over the last year or so, the chaps at the fossil fuel-funded “think tank” might want to add a new section with the title “S?… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 6:16 pm
EU Parliament votes against le Pen Controversial French politician Marine le Pen is one step closer to having her parliamentary immunity lifted, paving the way for criminal charges to… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 4:15 pm
Egypt: Luxor protests appointment... Residents in the Egyptian city of Luxor protested on June 19, decrying the appointment of a member of a hardline Islamist group as the new governor… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 2:47 pm
Obama pledges nuke cuts In a wide-ranging foreign policy speech in Berlin - his first in Germany as US President - Barack Obama has pledged to negotiate more nuclear weapons… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 1:56 pm
Syrian rebels claim responsibility... A group of Syrian rebels has claimed responsibility in a video for killing four Shi'ites in Lebanon this week - another example of how Syria's civil… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 1:14 pm
Gyula Horn former Hungarian Prime... Gyula Horn the former prime minister and foreign minister of Hungary has died in hospital at the age of 81 after a long illness. He was instrumental… Posted on 19 June 2013 | 1:04 pm
Feds: International gambling ring...
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:46 pm
'The Sopranos' left mark on NJ...
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Actor James Gandolfini dead at age...
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Yellowstone, Grand Teton park...
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NYC police: Teacher accused of...
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Corbisiero handed surprise Lions... Alex Corbisiero was the surprise inclusion in the Lions??? starting line-up for
the first international against Australia in Brisbane on... Posted on 20 June 2013 | 12:11 am
Megaupload data deleted by Dutch... Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said he was ???in tears??? after a Dutch company
deleted millions of files belonging to users... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 11:42 pm
Sopranos star James Gandolfini... James Gandolfini, the award-winning actor who rose from a blue-collar
background to spark a renaissance in television drama through his... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 9:19 pm
Slim Whitman, yodelling country... The country singer Slim Whitman, who sold millions of records through
television advertisements in the 1980s and 1990s and whose... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:24 pm
Hastings: ‘I’m not for... Former Scotland and British Lions captain Gavin Hastings has made a robust
intervention in the independence debate, saying it ???beggars... Posted on 19 June 2013 | 8:04 pm
Obama: Allies Will Soon Take... Filed under: Democrats, Republicans, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, International, Congress, Conservatives'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 10:11 pm
Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden... Filed under: Senate, Democrats, Republicans, 2012 ElectionsDemocrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:30 pm
South Dakota Governor Signs Tough... Filed under: AbortionThe measure would require a women seeking an abortion to wait three days after meeting with a doctor and receive counseling before undergoing the procedure. Opponents promise a lawsuit. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:04 pm
Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's... Filed under: Senate, House, Democrats, Republicans, Abortion, CongressThe Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 4:44 pm
Half of Americans Approve of... Filed under: Polls, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, Poll Watch, IndependentsObama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 1:46 pm
Microsoft Explored Deal for Nokia Microsoft was recently in advanced discussions with Nokia about a purchase of its device business, in a marriage that could have reshaped the mobile-phone industry.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 11:07 pm
U.K. Mulls Breakup of RBS The British government is considering splitting RBS into two banks: one housing the lender's healthy assets and the other containing its pile of troubled loans and securities, the U.K. Treasury chief said.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 11:02 pm
LPL Hires Ex-Official of SEC LPL Financial has hired the former head of the SEC's Boston office, as the brokerage-firm operator overhauls management in the wake of the biggest regulatory fine in its history.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:39 pm
Goldman Left Out of Smithfield Deal Goldman Sachs lost out on an advisory role in one of the most significant deals this year???the sale of Smithfield Foods to China's Shuanghui International Holdings???because of its investment in the Chinese company, according to people familiar with the matter.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 9:39 pm
China's Manufacturing Activity... An initial indicator of China's manufacturing activity in June fell to a nine-month low, in the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is headed for a second consecutive quarter of sluggish economic growth.
Posted on 19 June 2013 | 10:57 pm
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The House Republican Firewall Over the coming weeks you should expect to hear a lot more about how once again John Boehner and those Republican radicals are wrecking their party and the nation by standing in the way of bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform. With Boehner’s reiteration over recent days that he has no intention of bringing a bill that can’t receive the backing of the majority of Republicans to the floor, he’s essentially declaring the Gang of Eight bill dead on arrival. While some Democrats have implied there’s wiggle room here, I don’t see it, and I... John McCain's Syrian Delusions Following the president’s announcement that we will provide small arms and ammunition to the rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad in Syria, Senator John McCain has intensified his drumbeat for war and demanded even more extensive U.S. involvement, particularly a no-fly zone. But McCain has not indicated any awareness of the risks and complications of such an escalation.McCain’s argument is the typical one made by “responsibility to protect” internationalists like Samantha Power, Obama’s new U.N. ambassador, whom McCain supported despite her record... These Are the Rebels We're Backing in Syria? Two recent newspaper editorials illustrate the double-mindedness some feel about President Obama's decision to provide small arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels.The Washington Post headlined an editorial: "No time for half-measures: Syria's rebels need a robust intervention from the Obama administration." The New York Times took a more realistic approach: "After Arming the Rebels, Then What? President Obama should be careful about being dragged into the brutal Syrian war." I'm on the side of the Times.Some promote U.S. involvement in Syria for...