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  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • Kevin J. Fandl: Anti-immigration rhetoric won't reform system

    Kevin J. Fandl: Anti-immigration rhetoric won't reform system
    Thousands of children from Central America have entered the United States unlawfully in recent months, many of them fleeing horrific violence. As the Border Patrol and the immigration courts are overwhelmed with these unaccompanied minors, many have...
  • A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party

     A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party
    The past few years have shown us that our political system is operating like a well-oiled machine, assuming that machine's primary purpose is to function horribly while producing nothing of value. Stubbornness and disagreement have been raised to art...
  • Experimental Ebola drug 'exhausted,' as experts debate ethical use

    As U.S. medical experts raised concerns Tuesday about the use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus, makers of the unapproved medication ZMapp said their supply has been "exhausted." In a statement published online late Monday, Mapp...
  • Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state

    Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state
    If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois. Our public...
  • 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...
  • Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

    Nuri al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran's supreme leader, a long-time Maliki ally, publicly backed his replacement. Taking to state television as...
  • Chinese couple abducted, home razed; case points to weak rule of law

    If you don’t know how to make a homemade cannon or master martial arts like Bruce Lee, if you don’t have a foreigner as your spouse or have money to hire a professional guard, you might be out of luck if your home happens to stand in the way...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue

    Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue’s...
  • Russian aid convoy rolling toward Ukraine without Red Cross escort

    Russia's emergency services ministry dispatched a 280-truck convoy said to be carrying humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine on Tuesday while officials in Kiev warned that Russian military vehicles and personnel won't be allowed through the border. The...
  • Venezuela begins overnight closures of border to deter smuggling

    Venezuela begins overnight closures of border to deter smuggling
    In a bid to slow, if not stop, the massive flow of contraband fuels and foods to Colombia, the Venezuelan government has begun a nightly closure of all border crossings to its neighboring country. The shutdown of the 1,370-mile border from 10 p.m. to...