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  • Boycott is academically dishonest and a triumph for bigotry

    WASHINGTON U.S. scholars' mounting boycotts of Israeli academic and cultural institutions are ironic indeed, for they contradict everything that higher education is supposed to stand for they are wholly ignorant and profoundly narrow-minded. That...
  • Richard Salem, mediator, 1930-2014

    Richard Salem graduated from Antioch College in Ohio, a school first led by public education reformer Horace Mann, whose words, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity," are repeated each year at commencement. Mr. Salem took those...
  • The real face of poverty

    "We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." -- Rep. Paul Ryan "You're facilitating the problem if...
  • Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]

    Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]
    In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Barack Obama faces two important questions on energy transmission: a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the question of increasing...
  • Byron Janis on his long battle with arthritis

    Byron Janis on his long battle with arthritis
    Byron Janis is one of the most inspiring survivors in classical music. Despite decades of struggling to overcome the debilitating effects of, first, a childhood injury to his left hand, and, later, severe arthritis in his fingers and wrists, the great...
  • Bethlehem man becomes American citizen after long wait

    George Jaoudeh's years of waiting to become an American citizen have ended. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent announced Monday that Jaoudeh, a Lebanese man who worked in security for the U.S. State Department in Iraq, took the oath to become an American citizen in...
  • U.S. agencies face battle to draw millennials into workforce

    U.S. agencies face battle to draw millennials into workforce
    As a government and politics major at the University of Maryland, Joe Chapman knew he might end up working for the federal government. "It was not always at the top of my list for a career, but it was among the places that I knew I was going to shoot...
  • Release of Jonathan Pollard once again appears under debate

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration appears to have begun considering the early release of Jonathan Pollard, an American serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, as it tries to nudge the Middle East peace process forward. On Monday, U.S....
  • Israelis, Palestinians at odds over delayed prisoner release

    Israelis, Palestinians at odds over delayed prisoner release
    JERUSALEM -- A delay in the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel is the latest disruption to the U.S.-brokered peace talks, with backstage efforts underway to break the impasse. When the negotiations resumed in July, Israel agreed to...
  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
  • Foreign travel: Warnings on Crimean Peninsula, Mali

    Risks and warnings The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine and all travel to the Crimean Peninsula and eastern areas of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk due to tensions in the region. The U.S....