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Steve Huntley is a commentary columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a member of its editorial board.

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Decimated Hamas makes ludicrous claims

The Hamas terrorists who rule the Gaza Strip are good at one thing: Getting Palestinians killed. More than 2,100 Palestinians died in the 50-day war against Israel that ended on the same truce terms offered to Hamas in the early days of the conflict before …

Putin rolls over Obama’s rhetoric

President Barack Obama insists there is no military solution to the Ukraine crisis, only a diplomatic one. That may be true, but it’s next to impossible to imagine a political end to the Russian invasion and violence by separatists in the eastern part of the …

Obama foreign policy dangerously aimless

President Barack Obama’s statement that “we don’t have a strategy yet” against the Islamist army rampaging across Syria will hearten Americans opposed to escalating the U.S. role in the Middle East chaos. But it’s hard to see how the fanatics of the Islamic State in …

Fixing tax code beats bashing execs

Burger King is the latest company to find itself in a harsh spotlight for making a reasonable business decision to relocate its headquarters out of the country. Democrats have responded to this corporate tactic with super-heated rhetoric rather than any commitment to work with Republicans …

Obama may be about to eat crow on ISIS

Two top administration officials — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey — declare the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a terrorist threat like we’ve never seen before, that it can’t be contained and that it …

Stand with Israel against terrorism

Hamas has broken more cease-fires than you can count on the fingers of both hands. The latest and 11th violation of a truce suggests the terrorist rulers of the Gaza Strip believe they can yet salvage some kind of success out of their failed war …

U.S. hold on arms to Israel rewards Hamas

The Obama administration places a hold on an arms shipment to Israel. This after it refused to send weapons to Ukraine to fight Russia-backed separatists. And after the White House rejected arming moderate rebels in Syria, which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says led …

We fight abroad to remain safe at home

With crisis again gripping Iraq, President Barack Obama finds his foreign policy for the Middle East under question from the right, the left and even his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. It’s no surprise that national security hawks like Sen. John McCain think Obama …

Romney got so much right

Almost every day, it seems, brings a headline demonstrating how right 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was, and how wrong President Barack Obama was, on the critical issues facing America. In 2012, Romney warned that Obama’s failure to secure an agreement to keep a …

Hamas’ absurd claims of victory

Hamas claims victory in its four-week war against Israel in the Gaza Strip. If the picture of collapsed buildings, demolished homes and rubble everywhere is victory, what would defeat look like? Hamas claims the 3,000 rockets it launched vanquished Israel. If nearly all of those …

Can’t allow Obama to govern alone

The lawsuit by the House of Representatives against President Barack Obama is praised by Republicans as a crusade to preserve our form of government and damned by Democrats as all about politics. Could be that it’s both. At issue is Obama’s use of executive actions …

Israel can’t let up in war on terror

T here is a lot of talk about how Israel is faring in the propaganda war over terrorism in the Gaza Strip. There can be little doubt, though, that the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with the firm backing of 90 percent of Israeli …

Obamacare’s never-ending story

Obamacare appears headed for another rendezvous with the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices bent over backward, well mainly Chief Justice John Roberts did, to save the Affordable Care Act two years ago. Will similar legal gymnastics be found to rescue President Barack Obama and Democrats …

Targeting civilians is Hamas tactic

It’s pretty clear that the Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine didn’t deliberately target a civilian jetliner; they thought they were shooting at a Ukrainian military plane. It’s crystal clear that Hamas is aiming rockets at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, and a missile hitting an airliner …

Two clear-cut bad international actors

The two international crises dominating the news this weekend have something in common: In each there’s a clear-cut bad actor who’s responsible for the bloodletting and misery afflicted on innocent people. No Ukrainian crisis would exist — and no airliner would have been shot down …

Kids paying for failure to control borders

The waves of children and mothers from Central America washing over into the United States unleashed so much anger and outrage for the simple reason it confirms suspicions that our national borders are out of control. President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …

Diminished Obama fumbling in Middle East

The Middle East is in flames, and the president of the United States seems largely irrelevant. Israel and Hamas terrorists are fighting another Gaza war. What was once touted by the administration as a success story in Iraq degenerated into a nightmare of bloodshed and …