In search of Abe

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Andrew Ferguson’s “Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe’s America,” isn’t so much about America’s 16th president as it is about how America’s views of Lincoln have changed over the decades. Ferguson starts the book with the dedication of a statue honoring Lincoln in Richmond, Va. — the heart of the Confederacy — and the controversy […]

Not serious about intelligence?

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President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta to be director of the CIA. You can find Panetta’s bio here. Panetta’s only relevant experience appears to be two years in the Army with no readily apparent combat service. I think Panetta would be a good choice for just about any post […]