| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Oak Park voters in the upcoming election will be asked to weigh in on an international trade agreement, but whether the nonbinding referendum proposal passes is a secondary concern to the man who led the effort to get it on the ballot.
"Whether or not...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:55 PM
As Europe and the United States pursue a lofty vision of a free trade pact that removes tariffs and eases regulatory burdens, it's not just disputes over automobile safety and digital privacy that are creating tensions.
It is wine and cheese. And the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Russia has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in the Crimean peninsula, which it seized from Ukraine in March, a top Russian official said Monday.
“Crimea was not a non-nuclear zone in an international law sense but was part of Ukraine, a state...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Top officials from the U.S. and China are in Chicago this week to work on a treaty that would greatly encourage investment in both nations by expanding financial protections for foreign investors. Let's hope Chicago's environs charm them into securing a...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:00 PM
WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2004, state Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff and a delegation of Pennsylvania business officials headed to Cuba, aiming to make some connections.
At the end of the five-day trip, they brought back contracts to...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:24 AM
Steep losses for Taiwan’s pro-China ruling Nationalist Party in local elections last weekend have set off a chain of resignations as the party and central government retrench for the 2016 presidential race, possibly cooling relations with the...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Penny Pritzker could have just walked by.
But she didn't.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — her boss' archrival, the Kentucky Republican who will assume control of the U.S. Senate in January — was sitting there, behind a newspaper, waiting,...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Israel has ordered criminal investigations of eight incidents of suspected violations of international law or military commands during the Gaza war this summer, Israel’s military announced.
Israel’s military advocate general, Maj. Gen. Dan...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to prevent the defeat of allied separatists in eastern Ukraine while clinging to his insistence that Russia hasn't been involved in the deadly, 7-month-old conflict.
In an interview with Germany's ARD...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:44 PM
If someone had told you last fall that Russia would soon invade a neighboring country, annex part of it and occupy another chunk, you might have been skeptical.
You certainly would not have believed that, in the face of this shattering of the accepted...