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  • War, Bob Carr and capitalism: Letters

    War, Bob Carr and capitalism: Letters
    War: All out or not at all President Obama and the Congress must not remember the United States had to continuously carpet-bomb Germany, and also bomb Japan, which resulted in tens of thousands of civilian deaths, in order to limit U.S. military...
  • Jerry Brown's popularity as governor doesn't extend to a presidential race

     Jerry Brown's popularity as governor doesn't extend to a presidential race
    Katherine Martinez is a Democrat from San Andreas, fiercely supportive of her state's — and party's — governor. "I have definitely followed him and definitely voted for him," she said of Jerry Brown, and she has pushed back on anyone who had...
  • Talk of the County: Palin for president, Keystone Pipeline for energy independence

    Talk of the County: Palin for president, Keystone Pipeline for energy independence
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com Palin for President Unlike some of...
  • In Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, a message for Israel

    In Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, a message for Israel
    The setting will be a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, but Benjamin Netanyahu's most crucial audience may be the one back home: the Israeli electorate. The Israeli prime minister's planned speech on Tuesday, two weeks before Israel's general...
  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, March 2, the 61st day of 2015. There are 304 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 2, 1965, the movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical "The Sound of Music," starring Julie Andrews and...
  • Kerry seeks to tamp down controversy over Benjamin Netanyahu's visit

    Kerry seeks to tamp down controversy over Benjamin Netanyahu's visit
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry sought Sunday to tamp down the controversy over Israel's prime minister's plan to address Congress this week on U.S. negotiations with Iran, saying the administration does not want to see Benjamin Netanyahu's visit tuned...
  • No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department

    House Republican leaders on Sunday demanded that Democrats begin negotiations on funding for the Homeland Security Department and President Barack Obama's unilateral actions on immigration. Democrats showed no indication they were willing to talk, and...
  • Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

    For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present. The nation's first black president plans a speech Saturday from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the site of one of the movement's...
  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries. The court hears argument Monday in an...
  • A misguided effort against Islamic State

    A misguided effort against Islamic State
    Since President Obama asked Congress in February for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force against Islamic State, the proposal has been under attack by hawkish members of Congress. “My goal is to do no harm to the war effort,” Sen....
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the...