Jake Andrejat

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Aleppo residents get warning by text message: You have 24 hours to leave

<b>(CNN) —</b> Residents in war-ravaged eastern Aleppo received a dire warning early Sunday: Prepare for your city to be bombed and evacuate in the next 24 hours.<p>The warning came via text message, urging the sick and wounded to flee before a "strategically planned assault using high precision weapons …

America’s Russia Policy Has Failed

Containing China is an impossible task in today’s world. Instead, the next president should pursue flexible coalitions with other major powers to …

Unipolar no more: With Russia and China’s growing aggression, the world is becoming increasingly multipolar

<b>(AP)</b><p>And Moscow is calling the shots in Syria, not that Gary Johnson even knows where that is<p>Dilip Hiro<p>October 16, 2016 10:30pm (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>In the strangest election year in recent American history — one in which the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson couldn’t …

If ISIS Loses Mosul, What Then?

Militants were largely driven from the city during the Iraq War, but they came back. Here's why this time is different.<p>On October 17, 18,000 Iraqi Security Forces, 10,000 Kurds, several thousand policemen, and an array of Sunni and Shia militia fighters, along with their American advisors, began a …

Eerie Desolation on the Front Lines of the Mosul Campaign Against ISIS

The mouth of the tunnel lies in a two-story, orange and brown villa, one of a flat row of houses in this village in northern Iraq. When Kurdish …

“No, you’re the puppet”: Highs and lows of the third presidential debate, as told by Twitter

<b>Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debates Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Mark Ralston/Pool via AP) (AP)</b><p>The third and final presidential debate came and went. Here’s what the pundits had …

Refugees Say Right-Wing California Sheriff Intimidated Them at Gunpoint

The plainclothes officer was on Dollarsai Yurgh’s property with an assault rifle to “audit the vote,” he said. But the scene looked more like a …

Voter Fraud

Ryan pushes sentencing reform in face of skeptical GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing a major obstacle in his months-long quest to pass criminal justice reform: unenthused House Republicans still skittish about looking soft on crime.<p>The Wisconsin Republican for weeks has repeated his personal desire to move a bipartisan package that would include …

Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway Said if Women Were Stronger, Rape Wouldn’t Exist

A recently surfaced video shows the G.O.P. pollster taking part in victim blaming.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> has a woman problem. The Republican presidential nominee, who once said that letting his wife work was a “very dangerous thing,” has consistently trailed <b>Hillary Clinton</b> by double-digit margins in …

WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:<p>TRADE<p>In this angry election year, many U.S. voters are skeptical about free trade — or hostile to it.<p>The backlash threatens a pillar of American policy: The United States has long …

North Korea Declares Nuclear War: US Admits War On Hair Trigger Alert

In late July, North Korea declares nuclear war against the United States but no one has taken it seriously. On Thursday, analysts said that North …

Is Everything In The Universe The Same Age?

It’s been 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang, something we’ve been able to date from a variety of lines-of-evidence. But that’s the amount of time that has passed <i>for us</i> since the Big Bang; since time is relative, what does that mean for observers in other parts of the Universe? Our Earth exists …

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Have Jews abandoned their commitment to social justice?

A coalition of groups active in the Black Lives Matter movement recently published a platform filled with demands. Most were important, like an end to mass incarceration. A few were silly, like low-interest loans to promote food co-ops. And one included a passage seemingly designed to enrage Jews. …

Want the Secret to Happiness? Never Stop Doing This

Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently<p>Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us …

Another War Between Israel and Hezbollah Is Inevitable

<i>This article</i> <i>first appeared on the American Enterprise Institute site.</i><p>On July 12, 2006, a Hezbollah unit crossed into Israel from Lebanon and ambushed …

I followed Barack Obama's morning routine for a week, and it taught me a valuable lesson about mental toughness

But his morning routine is pretty simple — and generally the same every single day.<p>Reggie Love, Obama's personal aide from 2009 to 2011, told Business Insider that Obama generally starts every morning with a workout.<p>He alternates between strength and cardio training, WebMD reports.<p>Love also told …

Trump flops with Silicon Valley donors; Clinton falls short, too

(Reuters) - When Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman announced last week that she wouldn’t vote for her party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, she pledged to raise money for the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, and to urge like-minded Republicans to follow suit.<p>A combination of …

Radicals with badges: Mark Potok explains why renegade sheriffs are a growing threat in the U.S.

<b>Ammon Bundy arrives for a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., Jan. 6, 2016. (AP/Rick Bowmer)</b><p>Some sheriffs are buying into the notion that they have more constitutional authority than the federal government<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>August 9, 2016 9:56am (UTC)<p>Right-wing …

Possible presidential spoiler Gary Johnson speaks to The Times editorial board about siphoning votes from Hillary Clinton

T<i>he following is a transcript of Gary Johnson's meeting with the Los Angeles Times</i> <i>editorial board</i><i>.</i><p><b>Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages):</b> So let me kick it off with a question that you've gotten 10,000 times before and I'm sure you have a well-prepared answer to it. Your campaign seems …

America's Feel-Good Sanctions Policy Toward North Korea

Dealing with North Korea brings to mind Sisyphus, the mythological Greek king condemned for eternity to roll a stone up a hill, only to watch it roll back down. Whatever the U.S. does, Kim Jong-un again will fire missiles, test nukes, and threaten to lay waste to his enemies.<p>Now the Obama …

Sunni Jihadism and the Persian Bomb

<i>Test of Iranian Shahab 3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile</i><p>The Associated Press recently revealed the existence of a secret agreement that would allow Iran to restore "its full uranium enrichment capacity," utilizing more advanced, faster centrifuges, on the 10th anniversary of signing the …

Five ways capitalism can work ‘for all, not just the few’

How should Theresa May act on her pledge to reform corporate culture in the wake of the BHS scandal?<p>Theresa May has vowed to reform capitalism in the wake of last week’s damning report by MPs into the collapse of BHS.<p>As a parliamentary committee described the failure of BHS as the “unacceptable …

Clinton campaign seeks to make most of Kaine's Spanish

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton made their debut as the Democratic presidential ticket, he proudly …

Tim Kaine: 'I trust Hillary Clinton'

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> Tim Kaine, born in Minnesota 58 years ago to a father who was an ironworker, introduced himself to the country Wednesday night as Hillary Clinton's running mate and vouched for her character, saying: "I trust Hillary Clinton."<p>Kaine's prime-time speech on the third night of the …

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter'

<b>Why "Black" Makes Us Uncomfortable</b><p>Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." So "All Lives Matter" is <i>a response to</i> "Black Lives Matter." …

Embattled Wasserman Schultz Won't Speak at Convention

Email scandal has upended DNC chair's role at party nominating confab in Philadelphia<p>Embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton's record and more.<p>A look …

Company | Theater in Chicago

Writers Theatre revives—and refreshes—Sondheim’s musical masterpiece.<p>Robert, the character at the center of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 breakthrough …

Stephen Sondheim

Pentagon assembles allied nations to plot out next stage of Islamic State fight

By Missy Ryan<p>Missy Ryan<p>Reporter covering the Pentagon, military issues and national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will gather defense ministers from allied nations this week to plan what officials hope will be the decisive stage in the campaign against the Islamic …

Middle East