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  • Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters

    Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters
    Women priests? Thank you for the discourse "The Front Burner: Women priests in Catholic Church?" between guest columnists Joe Wenke and Sister Sara Butler (Orlando Sentinel, Friday). Like Wenke, I'm an advocate for women priests, but I do understand...
  • Food labels and the trouble with trade deals

    Food labels and the trouble with trade deals
    The World Trade Organization's recent ruling against a U.S. food-labeling law highlights how international trade rules can override national priorities, including ours. At issue is a 7-year-old U.S. requirement that beef and pork products be labeled to...
  • Bolster president's trade power

    Bolster president's trade power
    After an early setback, a bill that would empower President Obama in negotiating trade agreements cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday on a bipartisan vote. Both of Florida's senators — Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco...
  • Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade

    Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade
    The two Democratic candidates running for Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange on Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year's general election. In...
  • Stop fast-track trade agreement bill in its tracks

    Stop fast-track trade agreement bill in its tracks
    President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are trying to pass a bill granting the president the authority to fast-track trade agreements through Congress. If passed, Congress would be forced to vote up or down on any administration-...
  • House Republicans need to (gasp) save Obama (on trade)

    That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions — provable, indeed mathematically. David Ricardo did so in 1817. The Law of Comparative Advantage has held up nicely for 198 years. Nor is this abstract theory....
  • Freddie Gray reactions shows the melting pot is full and boiling over

    Freddie Gray reactions shows the melting pot is full and boiling over
    There is a Chinese idiom that sometimes it takes 100 years to solve a problem. It took 100 years from Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to the end of legal segregation. That was only half of the move to racial equality. We now face two unpleasant...
  • Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'

    Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'
    As U.S. Commerce secretary, Penny Pritzker has spent months trying to sell Congress on giving President Obama fast-track authority to pave the way for a new trans-Pacific trade pact that the White House hopes will cut the hefty U.S. trade deficit with...
  • Create a penalty to save trees from foreign bugs

    Create a penalty to save trees from foreign bugs
    One can only hope that a new international trade agreement would restrict the importation of bugs. The Asian emerald ash borer (which arrived here from its ancestral home on imported goods) has been devastating to the well-developed green umbrella of...
  • Trade deal sparks controversy in Florida

    Trade deal sparks controversy in Florida
    WASHINGTON — While Florida business leaders are rallying support for an emerging trade deal with Japan and 10 other nations, many of their representatives in Congress plan to vote against attempts to speed approval of the controversial Trans-Pacific...
  • Door County wetlands designated as globally significant

    Door County wetlands designated as globally significant
    A wetlands area in northern Door County has been recognized as globally significant for protection under an international treaty. The Nature Conservancy applied for the designation the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands under the Ramsar Convention. The...