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  • Abbas erred in going to ICC: Their Take

    Abbas erred in going to ICC: Their Take
    Abbas' blunder Last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed papers to join the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the first step to seeking war crimes charges against Israeli leaders.…[I]t's a grievous mistake that will...
  • Trade pacts threaten U.S. sovereignty

    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. Fast track...
  • International court opens preliminary probe of Israel, Palestinians

    International court opens preliminary probe of Israel, Palestinians
    Two weeks after the Palestinian Authority asked to join the International Criminal Court, the Hague-based ICC on Friday opened a preliminary probe that could result in war-crimes charges against Israelis and Palestinians alike. Court prosecutor Fatou...
  • U.S., Russia should return to on-site inspections for treaty claims

    U.S., Russia should return to on-site inspections for treaty claims
    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...
  • Understanding the Palestinian bid to join International Criminal Court

     Understanding the Palestinian bid to join International Criminal Court
    Usually, when Israel and the Palestinians come to blows, the conflict is precipitated by some physical action: rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, an angry dispute over a holy site, Palestinian youths dead at the hands of Israeli forces. Yet the two...
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal
    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...
  • Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers

    Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers
    President Obama at the State of the Union address briefly touched on trade. Yet what he advocated might have a greater implication on our lives than anything else that was mentioned. He said that "past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype."...
  • Palestinians have more to answer for at the ICC than Israel

    Palestinians have more to answer for at the ICC than Israel
    I must respond to your recent report that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has launched a preliminary probe into alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories ("International Criminal Court opens probe into possible war...
  • Treaty of Paris Center aims to fill gap in history

    Treaty of Paris Center aims to fill gap in history
    Mark Croatti flips open "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Presidency" and does not like what he sees. Nowhere does the book mention the presidents who came before George Washington, the ones who led the nation under the Articles of...
  • A big mistake by Palestinian leaders

    Last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed papers to join the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the first step to seeking war crimes charges against Israeli leaders. Abbas did this one day after the United Nations Security...
  • Md. groups closely watching new Congress, political landscape

    Md. groups closely watching new Congress, political landscape
    As Congress opens its session on Tuesday, several Maryland interests — including chicken farmers, environmentalists and federal employees — will be watching for signs of how the new political landscape on Capitol Hill will affect issues they...