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  • Dan K. Thomasson: Fantasy-speak from White House adviser

    WASHINGTON Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Barack Obama and a longtime confidant of the president, told reporters at breakfast the other day that there is an opportunity this summer for meaningful immigration reform. Now that the primary season is...
  • Robert B. Reich: America's real business leaders want to save capitalism

    A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms. He wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it. I asked him...
  • Immigrant Children Pose Difficult Problem

    Sunday evening I heard that President Obama will request $2 billion to deal with the hundreds of children crossing our southern border illegally [Jne 30, news, "Request Reignite Border Debate"]. After nearly choking on my dinner, not sure I had heard...
  • Obama stands firm on executive orders

    WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day weekend is marked not only by patriotic, flag-waving parades and fireworks. It also features a sharp declaration of independence from Congress by a president frustrated by the legislative headlock its Republican members...
  • Defying Maryland's age of 'constitutional senility,' a judge returns

    Defying Maryland's age of 'constitutional senility,' a judge returns
    People of a certain age will appreciate this: Charles G. "Chuck" Bernstein, who loved being a Baltimore circuit judge so much that he made a federal case out of his mandatory retirement at 70, appears to have been elected a judge again. If the tally...
  • Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88

    Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88
    Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, a pivotal figure in the Senate Watergate inquiry that pushed U.S. President Richard Nixon toward resignation and who later helped salvage Ronald Reagan's presidency amid the Iran-Contra scandal, has died. He was 88....
  • From The Sports Pages Of UConn History, A Stand Against Anti-Japanese Racism

    From The Sports Pages Of UConn History, A Stand Against Anti-Japanese Racism
    It was only a football game, and as college games go it was hardly worth remembering. But to one proud spectator, it was a whole lot more than that. "The biggest kick of all was the lesson in democracy that was being enacted out there," read a letter,...
  • Education, semantics, and beauty pageant: Letters

    Scared into an education As a current student and borrower, I am writing to express my concern for the growing burden of student loans. As costs of college rise and proceeding incomes fall, it provides a sense of relief that there is a cap on the...
  • American wars often start with a lie

    American wars often start with a lie
    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
  • The Export-Import Bank creates jobs; Congress should renew its charter

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, June 30: Given the multitude of problems facing the United States, it's appalling to see prominent members of Congress focusing on the U.S. Export-Import Bank as a target of opportunity....
  • Memo to The New Yorker: yesterday's plutocrats weren't 'progressives'

    In a piece about the whining crybabies among our privileged 1%, James Surowiecki of the New Yorker compares the plutocrats of today to those of the past, to the contemporary breed's disadvantage. One hundred years ago, he writes, "industrial magnates ...