The next, best hope for Afghanistan

On Sept. 9, 2001, two days before commercial airliners smashed into the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, a pair of suicide attackers posing as journalists killed the legendary Afghan leader, Ahmad Shah Massoud. The assassination was significant for a host of reasons. There was, of course Massoud’s military More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Deep in Trump country, democracy takes the form of a one-armed man

The trees were just beginning to show a little colour in the Cumberland Gap as it wended through the ancient Appalachians, but it was a wonder that any of them still were standing and hadn’t been pulped to More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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First soldiers identified from remains returned by North Korea

The US Army has identified the first of the remains believed to be US troops killed during the Korean War and returned by Pyongyang, officials say. Army officials say the remains belong to Army Master Sgt Charles More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Why wrestlers like Kane have a strange hold on American voters

GOP chair Buddy Burkhardt, left, shakes the hand of Glenn Jacobs, a.k.a. Kane, after early results showed Jacobs winning the mayoral race in Knoxville, Tenn.(Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel/AP/CP) World-famous More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Trump Challenges Kavanaugh's Accuser by Name

President Donald Trump is challenging by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, saying if the attack she alleges were that "bad" then she would have filed More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Report: Trump Administration Fears He'll Make a Deal With Iran

President Donald Trump's administration is pushing for tough sanctions against Iran in hopes that street protests will rattle the nation's government but some in his national security circle fear Iranian More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Brexit: What's behind Donald Tusk's Instagram diplomacy?

Donald Tusk rejected Theresa May’s Brexit proposals at an EU summit this week and posted on his Instagram story shortly afterwards. “A piece of cake, perhaps?,” said the head of the European More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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UKIP aiming to be 'radical, populist' party

UKIP should become a “radical, populist party” standing up for free speech against the “politically-correct thought police”, says its leader. Its “interim manifesto”, unveiled More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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GOP to Move Ahead With Kavanaugh Vote If Ford Doesn't Testify

Senate Republicans plan to push ahead with a vote on Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, if his accuser does not testify at a scheduled Monday hearing. CNN reported Thursday More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Brexit: 'No deal' without EU compromise, says Grayling

Cabinet minister Chris Grayling has said there will be no deal with the EU on Brexit if it does not soften its position on the Irish border. He said the UK would not abandon its Chequers plan, despite EU leaders More...