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Archive: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

Our own sports

Too often, soccer fans are nationalistic jingoists who revel in taunting other countries' teams, brawling and insulting each other.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | July 15, 2010; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (19)

Soccer? For sissies!

When it comes to football, the real talent lives on the playing fields of Spain and the Netherlands, Uganda and Nigeria, England and South Africa and Brazil and other nations whose soccer talents leave the U.S. in the dust.

By Patricia McGuire | July 15, 2010; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (17)

Defining success

The question now is whether we can -- or need to -- succeed in Afghanistan. We can if we find a way to define success that our political and military forces can achieve at a price that our society is willing to pay.

By Jan Scruggs | July 12, 2010; 12:43 AM ET | Comments (2)

First hand

There is no excuse for a commander to be talking the way McChrystal was in the recent Rolling Stone article. These people are risking their lives every day and they deserve respect.

By Eric Schaeffer | July 12, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cheap shots

McChrystal was wrong to betray his military professionalism with cheap shots in Rolling Stone. But in an ironic way, his bizarre conduct has exposed the even more bewildering nature of this unwinnable war.

By Patricia McGuire | July 12, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Walking a fine line

When Gen. McCrystal recently spoke his mind, he looked both honest and insubordinate -- which is arguably commendable, yet intolerable for a leader in his system.

By Hile Rutledge | July 12, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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