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  • John E. Felch Jr.: Strong public commitment needed to end homelessness

    John E. Felch Jr.: Strong public commitment needed to end homelessness
    This is the time of year when we take stock of those things for which we are so grateful, especially our families and our homes. It is also the time of year when our compassion is strongest for those who have less or are homeless through no fault of their...
  • Doyle McManus: Where have Ebola's fear-mongers all gone?

    Doyle McManus: Where have Ebola's fear-mongers all gone?
    Remember Ebola? Only two months ago, many Americans were gripped by fear of the uncontrollable spread of an apparently incurable disease that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected could strike 1.4 million people in West Africa...
  • On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'

    On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'
     Upon release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the George W. Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured al-Qaida suspects, two prominent American figures stoutly defended the practice -- former Vice...
  • The U.S. has no choice but to help Pakistan fight terror

    The massacre Tuesday at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, is likely to set off a new round of fighting between the country's army and the Taliban. But the attack may also push President Barack Obama to renew the counterterrorism partnership with Pakistan...
  • From joy to outrage, Florida's Cuban-Americans greet new U.S. policy

    Some Cuban exiles responded with outrage. Others with ecstasy. News on Wednesday that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century divided America's 1.5-million-strong Cuban exile...
  • Is the Bush name still toxic?

    Is the Bush name still toxic?
    Jeb Bush will have several obstacles to overcome as he “explores” a bid for the presidency in 2016. The right wing loonies, of course, think Bush is too sane for them. They simply don’t think he’s conservative enough. I guess...
  • Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws

    Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws
    The future of the United States' five-decade embargo blocking trade with Cuba is suddenly and unexpectedly murky. Although President Barack Obama shifted long-standing American policy on Wednesday, the embargo and the lesser known but critically...
  • Many Americans open to better ties with Cuba: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    Though lawmakers from both political parties lambasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday for shifting U.S. policy on Cuba, Americans by and large are open to stronger ties with the communist-governed island, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Fewer...
  • Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy

    Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy
    Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t leaving office without waging at least one more battle against Republican successor Bruce Rauner, ordering lawmakers on Thursday to return to Springfield Jan. 8 to decide whether voters should get to pick a new...
  • Obama takes on the Cuba lobby

    Obama takes on the Cuba lobby
    With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all. In historical terms, that's a remarkable undertaking....
  • In quotes: What they're saying about Cuba policy shift

    In quotes: What they're saying about Cuba policy shift
    President Barack Obama: "With the changes I'm announcing today, it will be easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and Americans will be able to use American credit and debit cards on the island. Nobody represents America's values better than the...