| Feb 18, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Suppose that by enacting a particular law we'd increase the U.S. gross domestic product. But almost all of that growth would go to the richest 1 percent.
The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:03 PM
Casey prepares for trade fight
Democratic President Barack Obama has been tussling with Republicans over a series of issues since Congress returned last month: the Keystone XL pipeline, health care, immigration.
Now he's about to hear it from several...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:47 AM
Facing Israeli charges of bias, international legal expert William Schabas resigned as head of a United Nations panel investigating allegations of war crimes during last summer's conflict in the Gaza Strip.
The move came before an examination of Israeli...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Oak Park residents voted in favor of a nonbinding referendum proposal that calls upon village government to reject an international trade agreement because of concerns about how the negotiations are taking place.
With all precincts reporting, 73.5...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:48 AM
I completely agree with Rick Daugherty's Your View regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Over the last 40 years, these types of agreements have eliminated many U.S. jobs and have lowered our standard of living, while providing little...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:59 PM
In the State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to grant him trade promotion authority, or fast-track approval, for two new NAFTA-style trade agreements. The legislation is expected to be introduced in the next few weeks.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:10 PM
The ongoing diplomatic back-and-forth between the United States and Russia would have you believe that the future viability of the history-making Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is nil. That would represent a major setback for arms control...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:02 PM
As a longtime federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., Loretta Lynch confronted murderers, the Mafia and violent drug peddlers. She is probably best known for convicting two New York police officers in the 1997 broomstick sodomizing of Haitian immigrant...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The United States does not know how many fugitives are in Cuba.
Nobody tracks it. Nobody even routinely asks for the return of those wanted on serious federal charges, much less more common state offenses, the Sun Sentinel has found.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state — a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday.