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  • No need for irrational fears of student loans

    The next generation of college students has heard the message loud and clear about the perils of taking on too much student loan debt - so much so that many are unwilling to go into debt at all in order to attend college. The drawback to this wariness is...
  • A framework for resolving Japan-China dispute over islands

    How to make sense of the dispute between Japan and China over some half a dozen uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyu to the Chinese and the Senkaku to the Japanese? With a combined area of just a couple of square kilometers, and...
  • Obama unleashed: Defies GOP election wins, moves in opposite direction

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls. Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year's Congress Nov. 4, he's charged ahead...
  • King Obama's edict is a mess

    King Obama's edict is a mess
    Maybe President Barack Obama is just trolling? For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful — but not always G-rated, or spell-checked...
  • Obama's immigration goal: enrage Republicans

    Maybe President Obama is just trolling? For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful -- but not always G-rated, or spell-checked -- Urban...
  • States focus on long-term unemployed

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. Maybe it was Tony Stanley's furrowed brow that was keeping him from getting a job. Or maybe it was his work history in many fields instead of just one. Or maybe it was that he was aiming too high, or maybe too low. The 50-year-old...
  • Immigration order might not have much economic impact

    WASHINGTON Will 5 million undocumented immigrants start pushing U.S. citizens out of their jobs now? Will they start getting government benefits and draining city hall budgets? Or will they start moving up the ladder, paying taxes and giving a boost to...
  • As Iran nuclear talks near deadline, surprise deal is still possible

    Ending the dispute over Iran's nuclear program could ease the hostile relationship between Tehran and the West, resolve one of the world's most urgent security threats and provide a diplomatic triumph for President Obama. But as negotiators from Iran...
  • What is Iran hiding? Nuclear secrets.

    International nuclear inspectors reported Friday that Iran still won't answer their questions about its past nuclear weapons research. It won't grant inspectors access to military sites. It won't allow inspectors to interview key nuclear scientists....
  • Obama Wins Deals With Confident Chinese

    Obama Wins Deals With Confident Chinese
    The photograph on Tuesday from Beijing was as carefully arranged as a display of Ming china: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping discussing the world's business as they walked, side by side, across a bridge with ornate, brilliantly illuminated...
  • Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

    Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic...