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  • Time to consider repeal of Cuba Adjustment Act

    President Obama's bid to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba won't quite match — except in South Florida, of course — the geopolitical earthquake set in motion by Richard Nixon's dramatic opening to Communist China in 1972, but it...
  • A Salute To The Graceful Silence Of George Bush

    In the domain of foreign affairs, 2014 has brought heated national debates on an impressive range of subjects: Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Ebola, immigration policy and, most recently, torture, North Korea and Cuba. One of the more remarkable features...
  • Despite his critics, Obama presides over a rising economy

    The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Wednesday, Dec. 24: The recovery from the Great Recession appears to be getting stronger. Alas, politics has dampened the enthusiasm of some Scrooges, President Barack Obama's critics,...
  • Gary Olson: American people must demand that U.S. end torture

    Gary Olson: American people must demand that U.S. end torture
    Last August, our Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama, admitted that "we tortured some folks," but then added, this is "not who we are." At best, his statement was a half-truth. First, it's not "some" folks but massive numbers over a...
  • Obama should emulate Theodore Roosevelt

    "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." I think President Obama would be well advised to heed those words of wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt. Instead of waiting until after the fact to warn North Korea of a "proportionate response" at a time of his choosing...
  • Obama actions leave immigrants excited but nervous

    Obama actions leave immigrants excited but nervous
    When Rosalinda Monsalvo applies to avoid deportation under President Barack Obama's recently announced immigration program, she'll do so knowing she is exactly the kind of person the administration wanted to help. But that doesn't mean the process...
  • Obama thanks troops, lauds end of Afghanistan mission

    Obama thanks troops, lauds end of Afghanistan mission
    Days before the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ends, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay. One man in the crowd yelled "Huah!", a traditional...
  • Around Town: The twists and turns of 'The Interview' controversy

    Leave it to the Canadians to get us into trouble on Christmas. Seth Rogen, a Vancouver native, is a co-director and star of “The Interview,” a film that was pulled from its Christmas Day launch. The premise of “The Interview”...
  • Why I Forced My Parents to Watch 'The Interview'

    The only movie theater playing "The Interview" near my family's home in Fresno, Calif., was 40 miles away. I attempted to drag my parents along, but they weren't in the mood for a holiday road trip. Instead, we streamed the comedy on our TV for $6. And we...
  • On Christmas visit with troops, Obama lauds end of Afghanistan mission

    One week before the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops on Thursday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay. One man in the crowd...
  • Baseball may be Cuba's big winner

    Baseball may be Cuba's big winner
    President Barack Obama's announcement that the U.S. would step toward normalizing relations with Cuba is pretty much a win for everyone involved — including baseball fans. For decades now, Cuban baseball players have been forced to risk their...