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  • Excerpts: Sampling of columns of note from the past week

    AILENE VOISIN, Sacramento Bee, on THE NEED FOR THE RAIDERS TO HIRE JON GRUDEN Raiders owner Mark Davis should stop fretting about his team winning its first football game of the season. His team is 0-4. So, no, this is not the year of the great...
  • 2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse

    2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse
    The U.S. Olympic Committee could kick itself over not having submitted a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It might look like a slam dunk now. After Norway nixed the Oslo bid Wednesday, the competition to become host of that Winter Games is down to...
  • Deficit challenge looms for UK parties before election

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain's public finances remains the key to next year's national election. The upbeat...
  • Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

    Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic...
  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • French, U.S. planes strike Islamic State, Britain to join coalition

    NEW YORK/BEIRUT (Reuters) - French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq on Thursday, and the United States hit them in Syria, as a U.S.-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join. The...
  • In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home

    In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home
    A month ago, Shabbir Ahmed was excited when he and 20 coworkers were ordered by their boss to join antigovernment demonstrations in the heart of this capital. The 25-year-old laborer from the eastern metropolis of Lahore had never been to Islamabad...
  • Few interests, fewer friends in Middle East

    Try figuring out the maze of enemies, allies and neutrals in the Middle East. In 2012, the Obama administration was on the verge of bombing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For a few weeks he was public enemy No. 1 because he had used...
  • The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]

    The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]
     For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
  • Early voting starts Monday in some counties

    Early voting starts Monday in some counties
    Election supervisors, worried that the redistricting brouhaha will confuse voters, have this message: The Aug. 26 primary is still on, and early voting is set to begin in some Central Florida counties starting today. Voters can start casting ballots...
  • Immigration reform school [Commentary]

    Immigration reform school [Commentary]
    Time for a brutal assessment regarding the state of immigration reform in America. Extreme partisans on both sides of the aisle — you will not like what you read over the next two minutes. Hopefully, the rest of you will chew on it for a bit....