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  • Former congressman Bacchus on trade, Orlando, climate change

    Former congressman Bacchus on trade, Orlando, climate change
    There aren’t many law firms in Florida that have someone like Jim Bacchus in their office. A former Congressman and international trade expert, Bacchus opened the Orlando office for Miami-based Greenberg Traurig in 1995. That was the same year...
  • Trans-Pacific treaty doubts

    The Op-Ed article by President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott begins as a feel-good promotion of the military partnership between Australia and America. It isn't until the 10th paragraph that we learn this push piece is really about the...
  • MPAA top lobbyist Michael O'Leary to resign

    MPAA top lobbyist Michael O'Leary to resign
    Michael O'Leary, the top lobbyist with the Motion Picture Assn. of America, is stepping down. The MPAA said O'Leary, senior vice president for global policy and external affairs, will leave the MPAA at the end of June after nine years on the job....
  • U.S. attorneys, take heed: Don't make garden-variety crimes into federal cases

    The Supreme Court unanimously agreed this week that federal prosecutors could not use an international chemical weapons treaty to bring a case against a Philadelphia-area woman who tried to poison a romantic rival. The decision was a deserved rebuke for...
  • Some presidents' health problems were shielded from public

    Some presidents' health problems were shielded from public
    In the spring of 1920, it seemed to dawn on President Woodrow Wilson that his debilitating stroke months earlier had not only hurt him politically. It had also harmed the country. He confided in his close friend, the White House physician, Cary T....
  • Vladimir Putin, master player

    Vladimir Putin, master player
    Let us now praise Vladimir Putin. Yes, Russia's president is a cold-hearted autocrat. And yes, he rules through a network of nasty oligarchs bent on squeezing profit from their country's oil riches. If he covets a piece of territory, he's liable to...
  • The outcome of the European Parliament elections

    The outcome of the recently concluded European Parliament elections is described in press and political circles in Europe and North America as a shock or crisis, but the actual reaction is better named hysteria, as if "Europe" is all over, and the rise of...
  • Rachel Marsden: U.S., China go private with the Cold War

    PARIS -- The U.S. Justice Department filed charges this week against five Chinese military officers, accusing them of hacking American companies to steal secrets, including the nuclear energy company Westinghouse. In March, reports surfaced that the...
  • European cheese chauvinism could lead to other trade barriers, such as sushi censorship

    In the late 1970s, some Philadelphia wiseguys would joke about a certain establishment. "We call it the Buy It From Us Or Else Cheese Company," they'd say. That was in my investigative reporting days, and I had a few entertaining conversations with some...
  • Atascadero wrestles with a wild-pig problem

     
    The wild pigs come at night, often unseen. By morning, homeowners in an Atascadero neighborhood have realized all too vividly that they've had visitors. Searching for food, the animals have torn up lawns and gardens, causing thousands of dollars in......
  • Costa Mesa rescinds controversial mass layoff plan

     
    Costa Mesa city leaders have formally rescinded layoff notices to scores of municipal employees, upending what had been the cornerstone of a much-watched austerity plan. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to pull back 70 layoff notices...