| Feb 19, 2014
Re "Time for a U.S.-Cuba thaw," Editorial, Feb. 16
It's way past time for us to join other nations and allow American citizens unfettered travel to neighboring Cuba.
How can we possibly explain why it's legal to visit and do business in communist...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up.
"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:23 AM
People wait in a long line for gasoline on Feb. 26, 1974 at a Tenneco gas station at Griffin and Lake Underhill during a gas shortage. Note the sign in the background, which puts the price of premium gasoline at 51 cents per gallon.
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran.
Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such...
| Apr 19, 2012
The Obama administration faces two dangers in its nuclear negotiations with Iran, which began in a burst of optimism last weekend after the two sides managed to get through a day and a half of talks without anyone walking out.
One danger, of course, is...
| Jul 10, 2011
When pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria this spring, President Obama offered Syrian President Bashar Assad one more chance to embrace reform. "He can lead that transition [to democracy] or get out of the way," Obama said in May.
| Jun 12, 2011
The door to Cuba has been slammed shut so long, it's hard to recognize that it is opening.
But it is.
American tour companies this summer should be able to legally offer "people-to-people" cultural trips to Cuba to anyone.
Because of a slight easing in...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor returned from a weekend trip to Cuba convinced the United States should encourage its recent economic reforms and consider normalized relations.
“I’ll be communicating with President Obama and...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:42 PM
After years of trying to leave Cuba to visit other lands, Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is making rounds on Capitol Hill and impressing Florida members of Congress of all stripes.
On Wednesday, it was Sen. Marco Rubio’s turn to praise...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:30 AM
The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
| Jun 4, 2011
Reporting from Jerusalem -- Israeli billionaire Sammy Ofer, whose powerful, family-owned conglomerate is under scrutiny for alleged dealings with Iran, died Friday in Tel Aviv after a long illness. He was 89.
Considered Israel's richest man with a family...