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  • The danger of giving weapons

    The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian rebels are paying...
  • Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

    Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness." Republicans backing incumbent Gov. Rick Scott are blasting him for "lifting a dangerous page from President Obama's playbook."...
  • 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...
  • Sordid public corruption trial for Virginia ex-Gov. McDonnell, wife

    It is the kind of corruption case that would attract attention even from jaded voters in places like Illinois or Louisiana, with long-established records of shady government dealings. But for Virginians, who have enjoyed generations of relative purity...
  • Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam

    Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam
    Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June. Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of...
  • George A. Nation III: Competition for public schools will raise education quality

    This summer when I received my property tax bill from the Bethlehem Area School District, I found that it included a letter from the school board president, Michael Faccinetto. The letter's first sentence assured me that Bethlehem's budget "balances...
  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...
  • Uber opposition is anti-innovation

    If you're reading this in a major city, you could pull out your smartphone, summon a car and likely have a driver at your current location before you finish reading this article. Such is the power of Uber, the innovative ride-sharing app, which gives...
  • Give Kerry credit for efforts to bring Israel-Gaza cease-fire

    Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza last week. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas have seemed willing to fight to the death of the last...
  • Road fund needs long-term fix: Front & Center

    Road fund needs long-term fix: Front & Center
    Congress is facing an Aug. 1 deadline to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund, which helps bankroll road building and other transportation projects in Central Florida and across the nation. Last week the House passed a stopgap plan to prop up the fund...
  • Churches Were The Pillars Around Which State's Towns Were Built

     Churches Were The Pillars Around Which State's Towns Were Built
    For many years after its founding in 1751, a whipping post stood next to the Abington Congregational Church in Pomfret. "It was never used; no one ever suffered," Abington's current pastor, the Rev. Bruce Hedman, said, "but it was there as a symbol that...