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  • Paul Greenberg: Europe remains Europe, more's the pity

    Others may have taken a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, but the news never stops. Especially out of Europe, which continues to produce more bad news than it can safely absorb, which may explain why it was the origin of two world wars during the last...
  • Racial profiling may stem from lopsided crime statistics, and from a thug's obscene smile

    As racial rancor is clearly intensifying, not subsiding, across the nation, there is no way to avoid an obvious and painful question raised by the photograph of Darnell Ray Lewis Jr. accompanying this past week's stories about his three-day trial. He...
  • King George Inn jinx was in its deplorable name

    The King George Inn was jinxed from the day in 1970 when the restaurant was named after one of the worst rulers in the history of the world. They may as well have called it the Adolf Hitler Inn. The fact that a historic building is facing doom is a...
  • Bethlehem peace rally is too polite and too quiet

    Bethlehem peace rally is too polite and too quiet
    Before we get to the topic of an overly polite peace rally, the distressing matter of King George III must be untangled. According to Lehigh Valley historian Frank Whelan, it was the British King George II, not King George III, for whom the King George...
  • The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials

    The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials
    Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars. And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
  • Romney and Ryan project vague foreign policy

    PARIS -- Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate for the American presidency confirms that this campaign is going to be mainly about domestic issues -- barring a not-impossible Israeli attack on Iran between here and there. It is likely...
  • Obama reelection the result of increasingly diverse electorate

    PARIS -- Abroad, the widely noted aspect of Barack Obama's reelection victory was its social and class character. The president was reelected by a majority of American minorities. He won 93 percent of the African-American vote, which is hardly surprising,...
  • Swiss curb executive greed, will anyone follow?

    PARIS -- Switzerland just had a referendum in which it voted to give company and bank shareholders veto rights over the salaries, bonuses and overall compensation packages of senior executives and board directors. Bonuses will be prohibited for...
  • Washington emerges: Across the river and into history

    In the course of human events, one thing remains certain: We forget. Somewhere over murky time, Washington's Birthday faded away, and was absorbed into another three-day holiday with no distinguishing marks except maybe ... Giant Sales! It is the American...
  • Another day, another pharaoh

    The revolution that overthrew Egypt's last pharaoh and installed a new one in his place now has been overthrown itself -- by military decree. As fully expected. Chaos breeds a demand for order, for clear authority, and what could be more authoritarian...
  • False identity

    Talk about the ideal public servant, just glance at Richard Windsor's résumé at the Environmental Protection Agency. For three consecutive years, the EPA named him "scholar of ethical behavior," and he's got a diploma as scholasticus decentia to prove...