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Obama at Buchenwald

I do realize that President Obama was in Buchenwald yesterday to celebrate the concentration camp’s liberation by American troops in 1945. He might, however, have given more than a split second’s attention to what happened at that camp immediately...

By Anne Applebaum  | June 6, 2009; 6:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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Okay, Obama. Now Let's Have a Speech on Gay Rights

There has been a growing roar within the gay community about seeming inaction by a man who promised change. Some activists fume that President Obama hasn’t followed through on his promise to repeal the offensive Defense of Marriage Act...

By Jonathan Capehart  | June 4, 2009; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (134)
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Obama's Preamble in Cairo

The Cairo speech was the classic Obama: Let us talk honestly about our differences; let us respect each other; let us find the common ground on which we can solve problems. This theme -- that honest dialogue can solve...

By David Ignatius  | June 4, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Obama Courageous, Foolish or Both?

The Obama administration is either very courageous or very foolish -- possibly both. I had assumed that in a year in which the administration intended to take a soft approach to Iran, seeking talks, holding out inducements and never...

By Robert Kagan  | June 2, 2009; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
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Kerry's Unusual Role in Mediating U.S.-Syria Relations

The long-stalled U.S. diplomatic engagement with Syria is moving forward -- thanks to an unusual bit of mediation by Sen. John Kerry. A mini-breakthrough in U.S.-Syria relations came Sunday in a telephone conversation between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

By David Ignatius  | June 1, 2009; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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