How Colin Powell Saw His Role—and That of Another Famous Non-Quitter

Colin Powell, who will be remembered at a service at Washington National Cathedral on Friday, never thought that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was a good idea. The United States was already fighting a war in Afghanistan; Iraq would be hard to govern; and Saddam Hussein had been largely contained, through a combination of economic sanctions and no-fly zones. As the Secretary of State, Powell argued his case to President George W.

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Brian Kilmeade: America’s war on American history

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Editor’s note: Don’t miss Brian Kilmeade’s new book “The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle for America’s Soul” which will be released on November 2.
Last week, the first Black female Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice weighed in on the critical race theory being taught to children in too many of America’s schools.  
“I would like Black kids to be completely empowered to know they are beautiful in their Blackness,” she said while appearing on “The View.

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Greg Gutfeld: The only thing not racist are actual racists

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As always, when it comes to the news. Everything is racist. Food. Jokes. Vaccines. Pigeons. That weird feeling you get when you insert your finger in your belly button and when it turns out that’s not your belly button. Or anyone else’s.
The only thing that’s not racist, are actual racists. First, docents. Do you know what a docent is? I had no idea – until now. A docent- I guess – is racist. For it’s the term that describes volunteer guides at museums.

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Republicans Could Take Democrats to School

During a recent appearance on “The View,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice weighed in on the national debate over teaching racial propaganda to schoolchildren. In the process, she made a broader point about the mindset of a previous generation of black people when it came to dealing with racial adversity.
“My parents never thought I was going to grow up in a world without prejudice,” said Ms. Rice, a product of segregated Birmingham, Ala. “But they also told me, ‘That’s somebody else’s problem, not yours.

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Who Gets to Ask to “Move On” From Jan. 6

For years after handing the 2000 election to George W. Bush, then-Justice Antonin Scalia would tell people who inquired about the court’s thin, poorly reasoned opinion in the case to “get over it.” It was easy for him to say that. His decision may have led to the disastrous war in Iraq, but he wasn’t fighting there. It’s a useful lesson to bear in mind when we contemplate what allows powerful people to instruct less powerful people that it is high time to move on: A lack of personal stake in the mess they seek to leave behind.

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Gun accidents on set like Alec Baldwin’s aren’t new

Gun accidents aren’t new
The Alec Baldwin tragedy. Security types who guard movie sets say: Essential professional weaponry training is required even to handle swords. Anyone handling even a prop gun is in a controlled cordoned-off area. Away even to a trial actor, an extra or someone sitting in for a day.
In place of never-used real bullets are what’s called squibs. They mimic the appearance and create the sound. You see smoke. Ears might suffer. It’s the look of bullets plus their electrical detonation mimics a bullet’s trajectory. There is never live ammo.

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Granderson: Condi Rice wants to ‘move on’ from Jan. 6. What does that even mean?

“This Institution supports the Constitution of the United States, its Bill of Rights and its method of representative government.”
That’s the statement President Hoover presented to the Board of Trustees of Stanford University on the purpose of the think tank that bears his name.
Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, is now the director of the Hoover Institution.

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Thanks to This ‘Biden Whisperer,’ the World Knows America’s Back

A new Gallup poll shows a yuge turnaround in how the world sees the United States. Under Donald Trump, our approval rating hit a record low. Under President Biden, it has rebounded to very nearly the highest level ever recorded, almost equal to that achieved during the presidency of Barack Obama.
What does the world see in America under Biden’s leadership that so many in the U.S. media have not? The answer is diplomacy. Often quietly, often in ways that do not drive ratings or generate clicks, the U.S.

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Thanks to This ‘Biden Whisperer,’ the World Knows America’s Back

A new Gallup poll shows a yuge turnaround in how the world sees the United States. Under Donald Trump, our approval rating hit a record low. Under President Biden, it has rebounded to very nearly the highest level ever recorded, almost equal to that achieved during the presidency of Barack Obama.
What does the world see in America under Biden’s leadership that so many in the U.S. media have not? The answer is diplomacy. Often quietly, often in ways that do not drive ratings or generate clicks, the U.S.

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A reluctant warrior? An examination of Gen. Colin Powell’s bloody legacy from Iraq to Latin America

We look at the life and legacy of Colin Powell, who is best known for giving false testimony to the U.N. Security Council in 2003 about nonexistent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, paving the way for the U.S. invasion and occupation that would kill over 1 million Iraqis. Powell, who was the first Black secretary of state, the first Black and youngest chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black national security adviser, died on Monday due to blood cancer and Parkinson’s disease that left him vulnerable to infection from COVID-19. Tributes poured in from top U.S.

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