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Lawrence A. Levine: In Afghanistan, assume the enemy is watching, waiting

“Our enemy does not think like we do,” writes Lawrence A. Levine, a veteran intelligence officer now living in Leavenworth. “But the psychological tendency of intelligence analysts to think they do, a phenomena known as ‘mirror imaging,’ can skew intelligence analysis and delay the process of arriving at insights into an enemy’s thought process.”

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Chris Moreno: In the political card game, sometimes you stay to win

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon “has a long, dysfunctional history with many political leaders in St. Louis,” Chris Moreno, a political adviser who previously worked for Nixon and the Democratic Party, writes of the fallout from the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. “It seems they never learn that you can’t push him with political ultimatums and threats.”

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Nikki Hager: Millennials need to speak up and vote

“Generationally responsible spending is just one of the issues that Common Sense Action cares about,” writes Nikki Hager, who grew up in Mission and co-founded the Common Sense Action chapter at the University of Tulsa. ”CSA is the first bipartisan advocacy organization for millennials, based on 39 college campuses in 20 states.”

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Steven L. Youngblood: The media went overboard in Ferguson

“Seldom have the stakes been higher for the media as they moved in to cover the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.,” writes Steven L. Youngblood, the director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University. “Responsible coverage could help inform and empower the community to react nonviolently, while irresponsible coverage could fuel the flames while demonizing Brown.”

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