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  • Is it time for the U.S. to question its support of Israel?

    To the editor: I'm tired of the expression "Israel has the right to protect itself." ("Israeli strikes intensify; 16 killed at U.N. school-shelter in Gaza," July 30) Who can argue with that? But does Israel also have the right to hold an entire...
  • Restrictions On Large-Capacity Magazines Do Matter

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Greenwich on July 21 to raise money for his Republican cohort, Tom Foley, the endorsed pro-gun Republican gubernatorial candidate [July 22, Page 1, "Jersey Rock Star Visits"]. Foley, no friend of common-sense gun...
  • Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000

    Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000
    As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses. In the...
  • Ukraine antigovernment protesters remain squarely planted in Kiev

    Ukraine antigovernment protesters remain squarely planted in Kiev
    Borys Vitaliy was happily married with a successful recycling business when protesters began gathering in the Ukrainian capital's Independence Square, also known as the Maidan, in November. His consciousness raised, Vitaliy spent two days glued to the...
  • Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort

    Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort
    A day that was supposed to have marked a tentative first step toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians instead signaled a precipitous slide back into full-on warfare. A hard-won truce collapsed within two hours Friday after the Israeli military...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett on defense over his education spending record amid criticisms from opponent Tom Wolf

    As polls have predicted for more than a year, education funding has become the most tangible issue for voters in the upcoming governor's election. The candidates know it, as evidenced by commercials and news conferences across Pennsylvania. For the past...
  • Turkish women to politican who warned against laughing: LOL

    Turkish women to politican who warned against laughing: LOL
    Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter on Wednesday to protest comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who had urged women not to laugh in public to "protect moral values". Melda Onur, a lawmaker from the...
  • Ruling means blind trusts are likely here to stay

    Ruling means blind trusts are likely here to stay
    TALLAHASSEE – In 1976, Florida voters agreed that "a public office is a public trust," even though many of its politicians were treating it like a license to bribe. Floridians wrote the Sunshine Amendment into the Constitution thanks to the...
  • McDonnell trial: Memory gaps appear in star witness' testimony

    McDonnell trial: Memory gaps appear in star witness' testimony
    RICHMOND – The government’s key witness against Bob and Maureen McDonnell had trouble recalling specific conversations with federal investigators during his testimony Friday, as the defense picked away at his credibility. At one point,...
  • Commentary: I am committed to stopping 405 toll lanes

    What will voters decide when it comes to the impending decisions about taxing and tolling today's totally tapped-out drivers? The California Department of Transportation, under the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown, continues to pressure local...
  • State Representative Bill Aman to hold office hours

    SOUTH WINDSOR - State Representative Bill Aman (R-South Windsor) is inviting residents to attend his office hours event on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to discuss any issues relating to state government. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be...