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  • Losing faith in Obama

    Losing faith in Obama
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left Washington only to visit his Texas ranch and assorted military bases, where he gave patriotic speeches to silent battalions. Richard Nixon, drowning in Watergate, was confined to Camp David and a few foreign capitals, where he was greeted as a global strategist. Jimmy Carter, crushed by the Iranian hostage crisis and a bad economy, stopped traveling beyond the Rose Garden.
  • 'Ebola' comment at Lehigh Valley soccer match 'racist'

    I think it is racist and disgusting what some members of the Northampton Area High School boys soccer team did to the African Nazareth Area High School soccer player by yelling "Ebola." This action by the Northampton team does show that there is a racism...

    Romney stands tall amid weak Republican field for 2016

    Romney stands tall amid weak Republican field for 2016
    An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet forĀ Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the middle class...

    Ned Barnett: It's time for a national look at policing

    Today, electronic eyes are everywhere, and the once-submerged issue of encounters between police and black men is coming into public view. It's creating increasing tensions between blacks regardless of their income and professional status and police who...

    Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...