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  • Angela Merkel fumes over NSA phone-tapping

    Remember "Reach out and touch someone"? Well, President Obama did reach out and touch someone. The only problem is, the person he touched just happened to be Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany. And she wasn't happy about it. When she learned from Der...
  • German lawmaker releases letter from Edward Snowden

    BERLIN — German lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele released the text of a letter Friday that he said was given to him by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden during a meeting Thursday in Moscow.  Snowden is calling for international...
  • Local Voices: Nov. 7 edition

    Local Voices: Nov. 7 edition
    Letters to the editor for the Nov. 7 TribLocal print edition from Downers Grove, Lombard, Wheaton and Western Springs residents. Speed limit I am vehemently opposed to raising the speed limit to 70 miles per hour. This is only going to encourage...
  • Reining in the NSA

    Reining in the NSA
    Speaking in Baltimore last week, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander defended the methods his agency uses to spy on the private phone calls and emails of millions of American citizens, but he did appear to give a little ground to critics...
  • 'SNL': It's a scandal the way show failed Kerry Washington

    'SNL': It's a scandal the way show failed Kerry Washington
    Kerrry Washington proved she's a good sport in hosting "Saturday Night Live." She had to be, because the writing failed her so often. Washington was a knockout as a jealous girlfriend in a cleverly staged video called "My Girl." In the strongest...
  • Shutdown is merely leverage for bigger fight over debt ceiling

    In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else. Both are essential to understanding what just happened. In the hours leading up to and following Tuesday's government shutdown, conventional spin (wisdom is on permanent...
  • Shutdown, schmutdown

    — In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else. Both are essential to understanding what just happened. In the hours leading up to and after Tuesday's government shutdown, conventional spin (wisdom is on permanent...
  • Writer Ilija Trojanov on being unexpectedly barred from the U.S.

    When writer Ilija Trojanov wasn't allowed to board his Miami-bound plane on Monday, he was surprised. The Bulgarian-German author was in Brazil, in the middle of a trip that would bring him to an academic conference in Denver, and he had his visa to...
  • Stay thrifty, my friends

     
    In a discussion at the office the other day the idea was floated that when Janet Yellen succeeds Ben Bernake as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, she will become the most powerful woman in the world. More powerful than......
  • Germany's Angela Merkel struggles to form a government

    LONDON -- While Americans struggle with a shut-down government, Germans are still struggling to form one, with the latest attempt by Chancellor Angela Merkel to woo a new coalition partner ending in failure Wednesday. Germany has now gone nearly a month...
  • Egyptian foreign minister cites 'disturbance' in relations with U.S.

    CAIRO -- Egypt’s foreign minister said in an interview published Wednesday that turmoil in U.S.-Egyptian relations could harm American interests throughout the Middle East and suggested that his country’s military-backed government might begin...