New Words for War

Washington Post April 4, 2009 SECRETARY OF STATE Hillary Rodham Clinton recently confirmed that the Obama administration has dropped the phrase “global war on terror.” She didn’t say why. “I think that speaks for itself. Obviously,” was her elaboration. That raised a few obvious questions: Does the new administration believe the fight against al-Qaeda and […]

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That Big Moment for Czechs? Not So Big

New York Times April 3, 2009 When President Obama arrives here on Saturday for a meeting aimed at forging closer trans-Atlantic relations, aides say he has opted for a romantic private dinner with the first lady. That, rather than a glass of Czech beer with Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, who last week invoked Satan’s lair […]

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