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  • How to get Hamas to lay down its weapons

    How to get Hamas to lay down its weapons
    Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the...
  • Rights group: Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine break laws of war

    Rights group: Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine break laws of war
    Pro-Russia separatists fighting off a Ukrainian government offensive have commandeered ambulances to transport retreating gunmen, taken cover in hospitals and threatened medical staff treating their wounded, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The New...
  • Divide between red and blue states over healthcare deepens

    Divide between red and blue states over healthcare deepens
    States that have aggressively put the Affordable Care Act into practice have cut the number of uninsured residents sharply -- in some cases in half or better -- while those that balked have improved little if at all, according to new data released...
  • Snowden leaks spur new crop of secure phones, communications

    Snowden leaks spur new crop of secure phones, communications
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Public concerns about the U.S. government's secretive surveillance programs exposed by Edward Snowden have spawned a slew of encryption products and privacy services that aim to make electronic spying more difficult. Two...
  • Putin orders retaliatory measures against U.S., EU

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to prepare retaliatory measures against the latest round of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union to coerce Russia to change its policies in Ukraine. "The Russian...
  • Van Hollen climate change plan would bloat government [Letter]

    Van Hollen climate change plan would bloat government [Letter]
    Does the Sunpaper's editorialist writing about Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen's proposed legislation entitled "The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act" know what is meant by "the invisible hand of the market"? ("Cap and dividend," Aug. 4.) This...
  • In Africa policy, let freedom ring

     In Africa policy, let freedom ring
    After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Barack Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues too. That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on...
  • How to avoid the next housing bust

    The boom-and-bust in the housing market has ruined lives, wiped out vast amounts of wealth and taught some hard lessons — including at least one that Congress has seen fit to ignore: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have got to go. These huge,...
  • Mississippi hurts the poor, blames Obama

    Mississippi hurts the poor, blames Obama
    Like most Republicans, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is an Obamacare refusenik. A staunch opponent of the law, he rejected the Medicaid expansion, refused to build an exchange and won't encourage Mississippians to enroll in the federal backstop. All of...
  • President Obama's troubling dinner party

    The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates. The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants,...
  • Demand may determine if pipeline gets green light

    Demand may determine if pipeline gets green light
    On March 28 there was a knock on the door of Malinda Clatterbuck's rural Lancaster County home. Standing on her front stoop was a pipeline company contractor who calmly told her he needed to walk her wooded 8-acre property to survey it for what she...