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  • 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...
  • Walker Says Somers is Breaking Reagan's '11th Commandment'

    Walker Says Somers is Breaking Reagan's '11<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Commandment'
    HARTFORD — It's known as Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment: "Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of Any Fellow Republican.'' And now David Walker of Bridgeport, one of the Republicans running for lieutenant governor in Connecticut, is accusing his opponent,...
  • Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park

    Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park
    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...
  • U.S., allies rush heavy weapons to Kurds to fight militants in Iraq

    The United States and its allies have begun rushing antitank weapons, other arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters battling heavily armed Islamic militants in northern Iraq, another step in America’s rapidly deepening reengagement in the country....
  • Jury set in McDonnell trial

    Jury set in McDonnell trial
    RICHMOND — The jury is set in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, and opening arguments are expected Tuesday. The couple left the courthouse separately after a full day spent winnowing a field of 150 potential jurors to a...
  • Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

    Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels
    Ukraine said on Monday its troops had wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, which international investigators said they could not reach because of the fighting. Ukrainian...
  • Pennsylvania voters have power to save themselves

    Pennsylvania voters have power to save themselves
    I started my last column about state government with a joke. Today, I'll begin with an allegory. I confess that I stole this idea from a church sermon I heard years ago and that has stuck with me. While its spiritual point should be clear, I'll be...
  • Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

    Russia bans all U.S. food in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion
    Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures...
  • So Far, A Cease-Fire In War Against FOI, Watchdogs

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courantopinion.com. It's time for an update. Open Government So far this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers...
  • Terrorist Islamic State Gaining Strength

    Warnings from U.S. officials about the terrorist Islamic State that has established a haven in Iraq and Syria sound ominously like the intelligence alerts that preceded al-Qaida's attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Richard Ledgett, the deputy director of the...
  • Escalation of U.S., EU sanctions on Russia 'unavoidable'

    Escalation of U.S., EU sanctions on Russia 'unavoidable'
    The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. The measures...