| Mar 4, 2012
Last week, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, confirmed a no-longer-surprising fact: the Pentagon has sent the White House a menu of options for going to war with Iran.
But that doesn't mean the military thinks bombing Iran...
| Sep 20, 2011
Coach led organization
of Big East Conference
Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:40 AM
This week, the Palestinians will petition the U.N. Security Council for admission as a full member state. Admitting Palestine would be a nightmare for Israel and a serious problem for the United States. Nonetheless, President Barack Obama made the wrong...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 9:33 AM
The Sun reports ("Bid for statehood may end; Possible deal delays U.N. debate, retains aid to Palestinians," September 21) that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "decided to approach the U.N. this year [for statehood recognition] because of...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 12:21 PM
As described by those who know him, Matthew VanDyke comes off as footloose and maybe a little feckless. He has worked sporadically, sometimes getting freelance writing or teaching gigs but more often traveling to the Middle East for months at a time...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Having just observed Yom Kippur, Zoey Solomon knew what it felt like to be hungry.
But, as the 9-year-old walked through an exhibit Sunday depicting the lives of malnourished children from around the world, she still wrinkled her nose at a container of...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:14 AM
It's hard to imagine why we continue to give away billions in foreign aid when America is sinking further into debt and problems at home are rising at an alarming rate.
Unemployment is sky high, food stamps are at a record high, home foreclosures/...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:46 PM
The bizarre plot federal law enforcement officials described Tuesday in which elements of the Iranian government are accused of trying to blow up Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. with explosives planted in a Washington restaurant sounds like...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Should we bomb Iran for plotting to blow up a Washington, D.C., restaurant in order to assassinate the Saudi ambassador?
Should Iran be worried that we might?
And yet, within hours of the Justice Department charging...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:07 AM
An Allentown district judge accused of "nasty, rude, erratic and strange" behavior during hearings in her courtroom filed her response Friday, acknowledging she is "passionate" on the bench but denying she acted improperly.
District Judge Maryesther...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:38 PM
A new report by the Catholic Church in Connecticut says that 19 percent of abortions in the state are going unreported each year, prompting a call for a change in state law to allow sanctions against clinics that fail to account for every abortion.