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Countdown in Damascus

September 1, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

  The clock is ticking away as the United Nations inspectors try to find traces of chemical agents. The fear is that they may have been dissipated. But as far as the world body chief is concerned, he is already judgmental. In a brief media talk in Seoul, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the [&hellip...

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Session should not be disrupted

September 1, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

The ongoing partisan standoff over the alleged meddling of the National Intelligence Service in the December presidential election is likely to continue into September, disrupting the imminent regular session of the National Assembly. Under the law, the...

Nation’s racial progress

August 30, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

Fifty years ago this week, a seminal moment in history was off many Americans’ radar. This was the era before cable news and the Internet, so the only view most had of the event was on the evening news and in the daily newspaper the next day. Even then,...

National Opinion – Stay out of Syria

August 30, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

Please, not again. Yet there it was in a news report: Finding of strong evidence that the regime in Syria used chemical weapons against its own people raises chances of “a U.S. military strike.” It would not be a major incursion, administration officials...

March on Washington

August 29, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

Three days before he stood atop the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered one of the most momentous speeches in the history of the Republic, Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on the NBC interview program “Meet the Press,” during which he laid out his...

Resist urge to strike Syria

August 28, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the fact that Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians in rebel-held areas of the war-torn country is “undeniable,” adding that the U.S. government will release additional...

Holding parents accountable

August 27, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

Where are the parents? It’s a popular question that arises whenever violence involving teens erupts, as it has this summer. The idea that parents have the primary responsibility for keeping their teenagers and younger children in line is sound, of course....

Obamacare puts on the squeeze

August 26, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

Even the news last month that the employer-mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed to 2015 hasn’t stopped an avalanche of companies looking for ways to shed costs to cover the expenses associated with implementing the health care law....

Cheating players break their contracts

August 13, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

Strangely enough, the attitude of many before the news broke that 14 Major League Baseball players, including sluggers Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez, had received long, season-ending, suspensions in the wake of the Biogenesis steroid scandal is probably best...

U.S. can’t change Mideast

July 9, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

As we observe the latest round of disharmony in Egypt, where a restive population grew weary of the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood and an ousted president Muhammad Morsi, we can’t avoid one conclusion: Anyone who tells you they understand the future...