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  • Time is right to repeal the federal income tax

    Time is right to repeal the federal income tax
    A high-level official of the Internal Revenue Service declares her innocence before a congressional committee and then asserts the Fifth Amendment right that she had effectively just waived. Incriminating emails have surfaced, while others are declared...
  • Syria's Assad assails rebels and their allies as he starts third term

    With global attention turned to crises raging elsewhere in the region, a triumphant and defiant Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a third term as president of war-ravaged Syria. Assad’s address during an elaborate ceremony at the...
  • Polls show Americans' concern and worries about immigration issues

    Polls show Americans' concern and worries about immigration issues
    One of six Americans say that immigration issues now rank as the nation's most pressing problem, a tripling in just one month, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That jump -- from 5% last month to 17% -- appears striking, but perhaps just as...
  • Dutch court holds Netherlands liable in 300 Srebrenica slayings

    Dutch court holds Netherlands liable in 300 Srebrenica slayings
    A court on Wednesday found the Netherlands' government liable in the deaths of 300 Muslim men and boys handed over to Bosnian Serbs in July 1995 by Dutch troops assigned to protect the embattled Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica. The 300 Muslims killed were...
  • Letting men off the hook for contraceptives and child support [Letter]

    Letting men off the hook for contraceptives and child support [Letter]
    The photos of the immigrants pouring across the border certainly tug at our heartstrings. We've heard stories of the desire of these immigrants to escape threatening conditions, obtain desperately needed medical attention and seek a better life. The...
  • America's Kafkaesque 'no-fly list'

     America's Kafkaesque 'no-fly list'
    In the aftermath of 9/11, the United States adopted sweeping laws and regulations aimed at reducing the likelihood of a repeat tragedy. That was not only the government's right but its responsibility. Yet many of the measures unjustifiably eroded basic...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Brad Osborne confounds allies, delights foes

    Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne blundered badly in 2012 when he provided the deciding vote for Mike Schware to fill the vacancy left when Commissioner Glenn Eckhart became county controller. Schware was a well-qualified, articulate advocate...
  • Six-state proposal should be taken seriously, but it's just so hard to

    Splitting California into six chunks is still a crackpot idea, but maybe it's time to start taking this semi-seriously. That's because 1.3 million California voters have signed petitions to place the nutty notion on the ballot, its rich promoter says....
  • Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates

    The letter arrived in Sue Galloway's mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to "be careful." It was signed "666." Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a...
  • ISIS weapons windfall may alter balance in Iraq, Syria conflicts

    Six months ago, Sunni Arab militants faced a daunting firepower imbalance in their uprising against the U.S.-equipped Iraqi army west of Baghdad. But once their campaign for the city of Fallouja was launched in January, their lethal capabilities were...