War & Peace

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Colombian congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a peace deal with leftist rebel group FARC, helping bring to an end a 52-year deadly conflict and setting into motion a 180-day demobilization and disarmament process . The revised agreement passed the lower house 130-0, though some members of the 166-member chamber walked out in...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In what is being described as a "national outbreak of hate," the Southern...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Former Cuban President and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is dead at 90, his...

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On his 181st birthday, a salute to the dazzlingly incisive Mark Twain - born Samuel Clemens - the "true father of our national literature." A cranky, witty, clear-eyed moralist who never met a bullshit piece of political malarkey he didn't rush to eviscerate, he long ripped "public office (as) private graft." What would he have made of our current con man catastrophe? In his honor, maybe this: "Patriotism is defending your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."