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  • Back off, Congress, and keep Voice of America real

    When a Chinese official ordered me out of the country, he accused me of "fomenting counter-revolutionary rebellion" and "illegal news gathering." I particularly liked that last charge. That was 25 years ago, in the aftermath of the June 4, 1989,...
  • Children crossing border alone create 'urgent humanitarian situation'

    A recent surge in the number of children who are detained while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents is an “urgent humanitarian situation” that has prompted the opening of special facilities to house them in San...
  • Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA

    Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA
    Frustration over continued mass shootings prompted Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana Tuesday to take aim at the National Rifle Association and its opposition to Florida gun control measures. She criticized Florida lawmakers for this year...
  • Republicans criticize prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Senior Republicans criticized President Obama on Sunday for releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists....
  • Donnelly, Kashkari agree: Isla Vista killings shouldn't spur gun laws

    Donnelly, Kashkari agree: Isla Vista killings shouldn't spur gun laws
    As gun control supporters gathered for a rally at the scene of the mass shootings near UC Santa Barbara, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly said Saturday that state lawmakers should not pass any legislation curbing the sale of firearms....
  • White House: China should account for Tiananmen victims

    White House: China should account for Tiananmen victims
    On the 25th anniversary of the crackdown culminating at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the White House on Wednesday called on Chinese authorities to account for those killed, detained or missing in connection with the military assault on pro-...
  • Never leave a soldier behind? Then negotiate with terrorists we must.

    The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, which we can now watch in a video provided by the Taliban, has caused spasms of outrage among Republicans (mostly) who take issue with swapping him for five high-value Taliban leaders. Conservatives, for their own...
  • Didn't vote Tuesday? Your apathy is threatening our democracy

    Didn't vote Tuesday? Your apathy is threatening our democracy
    Paltry voter participation in Tuesday’s primary election speaks volumes about the disconnect between California and its citizens. Only 18.3% of registered voters, according to the secretary of state's office, bothered to participate in the process....
  • Donnelly concedes loss to Kashkari in gubernatorial primary

    Donnelly concedes loss to Kashkari in gubernatorial primary
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly conceded defeat on Tuesday, as GOP rival Neel Kashkari won the right to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown in November. "Unfortunately the numbers don't lie," Donnelly told supporters at the Roosevelt Hotel in...
  • Appeals court in Chicago holds highly unusual 'secret' session

    Appeals court in Chicago holds highly unusual 'secret' session
    A federal appeals court in Chicago held a highly unusual closed-door session with government officials Wednesday after debating in public whether attorneys for a local terrorism suspect should be allowed to view confidential surveillance documents filed...
  • Hamas now supports the Palestinian Authority. How should the U.S. respond?

     Hamas now supports the Palestinian Authority. How should the U.S. respond?
    The Obama administration has angered Israel by saying that it will continue to work with, and provide assistance to, the Palestinian Authority even after a reconciliation between President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamist movement Hamas. But the...