| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The Republican takeover of the Senate raised the business community's hopes that stalled efforts to overhaul the tax code and enact other top priorities finally could move forward.
A key will be the common ground that President Obama and the GOP share...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Israeli forces “brazenly flouted the laws of war” and showed “callous indifference to the carnage” caused by attacks on civilian targets during the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, according to a report released by Amnesty...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:54 PM
(JTA) — When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others believe that a Palestinian state would...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:10 AM
With Ebola threatening the world's populations, there is a new urgency to find therapies. Bringing naturally occurring pharmaceuticals to market should be a priority for our nation because drugs derived from nature are astonishingly successful. The United...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:27 PM
At a gathering of more than 65 people at a Filipino restaurant in Virginia Beach, GOP Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie explained how he would fight to repeal sequestration, work with the president on trade agreements and save jobs by not raising the minimum...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:25 PM
North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, the White House said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.
North Korea has...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 2:24 AM
After two decades of international meetings on climate change have failed to reach consensus, the environmental world is beginning to sense a change in direction.
The impacts of climate change no longer are being projected, they are being observed and...
| 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 15, 2014
| 8:45 PM
The European Union just wrapped up a free trade deal with Canada that is widely seen as the road map for a larger deal between the EU and U.S.
Now is the time for a clarion call on trade. President Barack Obama? Hello?
After setting trade talks in...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The root cause of undocumented immigration, whether from Mexico or Central America, is the poverty and lack of economic opportunity that have afflicted those nations as a result of failed economic policies — including their trade agreements with the...