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  • Fossil fuels have made all our lives better

    Fossil fuels have made  all our lives better
    Here's a question for Floridians to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 86 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels? I'd wager most of you would say no. So would many of the politicians and bureaucrats directing America's energy policy....
  • Flawed debt and trade policies plague U.S.

    Flawed debt and trade policies plague U.S.
    The U.S. environmentalists are ecstatic about the handshake, non-binding agreement between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In reality, the Chinese have merely agreed to follow their existing energy strategy of...
  • Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president; U.S. troops to stay put

    Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated Monday as president of Afghanistan, ending a months-long election dispute with the first democratic transfer of power in the nation’s modern history. In his inaugural speech, Ghani pledged to fight corruption and...
  • At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy

    At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy
    As President Obama and other world leaders arrive Saturday in Brisbane, Australia, for the annual G-20 summit, they will face a daunting challenge: steering a global economy that has seen most of its major players slowing down. One notable exception...
  • Who will pay to stop Ebola?

    Now that the American public has had a chance to see that the very few cases of Ebola in this country have little chance of leading to a dangerous outbreak, it's time to return our attention to the three West African nations where the virus is a daily and...
  • African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth

    African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth
    The little boy born just before sunset was lucky. He had stopped breathing just after his mother delivered him into a shawl as she lay in a cramped hospital ward here in this provincial town 100 miles north of the capital, Maputo. Fortunately, a group...
  • Chinese officials accused of smuggling African ivory on official visits

    Chinese officials accused of smuggling African ivory on official visits
    Visits to Africa by high-level Chinese delegations, including a presidential trip, have been used to smuggle ivory, contributing to an explosion in poaching that has cut Tanzania’s elephant population in half over the last five years, according to a...
  • Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove

    Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove
    When Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, she became the sixth person in the country to be successfully treated for a disease that kills 70% of its victims in Africa, but has so far killed only one in the United...
  • A glimmer of hope in Africa: Is Liberia getting Ebola under control?

    In the Ebola crisis, one seizes on hope where one finds it. At the moment, its unlikely location is Liberia, where World Health Organization officials are cautiously -- very cautiously, hinting that the wave of cases there may be ebbing.  "It appears...
  • Ronald McKinnon dies at 79; economist opposed Fed asset purchases

    Ronald McKinnon, a retired professor of economics at Stanford University who warned Federal Reserve policy makers including former Chairman Ben Bernanke that its large-scale asset purchases would harm the economy, has died. He was 79. He died...
  • Letter to the Editor

    Anthony Ortiz is running for the Connecticut House of Representatives, 8th district, which covers Columbia, Coventry and parts of Tolland and Vernon. Anthony grew up in Columbia and worked on the Szegda family farm. As are most people who were part of...