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Hillary at the helm

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Hillary the conspiracy theorist

Politicians will say anything, but when Hillary Clinton took to the microphone last week in Reno to warn against a candidate who believes in paranoid conspiracy theories about the presidency, no one could figure out whether she was talking about Donald Trump or herself.

Huma Abedin, an aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, talks on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Fast and loose with secrets

Examples of the carelessness -- perhaps criminal carelessness -- of Hillary Clinton as secretary of State continue to leak from the thousands of emails just now coming to light. Some of the examples of carelessness are more, well, careless than others.

Clinton classification malfeasance

I am a former employee at the CIA, and since the topic is being so distorted by politicians I feel compelled to give the American public a better understanding of how classified material is handled in the intelligence community. Material is usually classified Confidential, Secret or Top Secret due to its content, but some material is automatically classified upon collection due to the collection method used.

BOOK REVIEW: 'By Honor Bound'

That U.S. Navy SEALs are extraordinary men is a given. They are extraordinarily trained, extraordinarily skilled, and extraordinarily tough and extraordinarily brave.

Obama's dangerous-immigrant ploy

Terror has struck close to home with an attempted beheading and stabbing of a couple in Roanoke, Virginia, on Aug. 20 ("FBI probing stabbing in Virginia where suspect shouted 'Allahu akbar,'" Web, Aug. 23). Although the FBI is aware of the perpetrator's recent attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria and his proclamation of "Allahu Akbar" as he committed his savage attack, they apparently cannot determine a motive for his actions.

Guido Tardive, of Mine Hill, N.J., a supporter of Republican Donald Trump for President, stands with his painted car Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Randolph, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) ** FILE **

Donald Trump's real supporters and Hillary Clinton's myth of the alt-right

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton -- because she doesn't have a record to run on (unless you count her pay-to-play success with the Clinton Foundation) -- decided to attack her GOP rival Donald Trump as racist on Thursday, and perhaps even more disheartening, cast his supporters as white supremacists, neo-Nazi's as well.

Former New Mexico governor, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson arrives to a cheering crowd of several hundred during a campaign rally Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Protest without a point

The successful presidential candidate has to assemble a coalition with others with overlapping but rarely identical desires and interests, which means his most ardent partisans naturally see him as imperfect and inconsistent. Voters, alas, rarely get to choose between a candidate they admire unreservedly and a candidate they don't like at all.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Peacock and Vine: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny'

At the beginning of "Peacock and Vine," A.S. Byatt describes a visit to the Museo Fortuny in Venice. As she gloried in the watery aquamarine light of the city she writes, "I found I was thinking about the Englishman William Morris. I was using Morris ... to understand Fortuny."

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