| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Obama and point to the administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster.
If you haven't heard much about...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:56 PM
To the editor: The historical overview of the Palestinians misses two important points. ("Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood," Jan. 3)
Quite to the contrary of University of Haifa historian Ido Zelkovitz's proclamation that 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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin bolted early from last weekend's world economic summit because, well, he had a long flight ahead to Moscow and he wanted to be fresh at work on Monday and you know how it is.
Or maybe there was another reason for Putin's...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:50 AM
One of the more shortsighted and self-destructive policies local governments embrace is the pursuit, via tax breaks and other enticements, of manufacturing plants. The idea is that if a municipality gets a company to relocate a factory within its borders,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:40 PM
On Monday, the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) will commence in Lima, Peru, to continue attempts to draft a global treaty on climate change.
It has been 25 years since the international community called for action on greenhouse gases. When the...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party, which brokered the nation's first major deals with historical foe China, lost ground in midterm local elections Saturday, a show of discontent that sparked the Cabinet head’s resignation and could snarl the...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to prevent the defeat of allied separatists in eastern Ukraine while clinging to his insistence that Russia hasn't been involved in the deadly, 7-month-old conflict.
In an interview with Germany's ARD...