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  • What happens in Iraq doesn't matter to US economy

    WASHINGTON The unraveling of Iraq is of little consequence to the United States in economic terms. More than a decade after the U.S.-led invasion, Iraq's economy remains in shambles and two-way trade outside the oil sector remains minimal. So...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • May Job Growth Strong As State Recovers From Recession

    May Job Growth Strong As State Recovers From Recession
    May was a good month for Connecticut's labor market, with employers adding 5,800 more jobs than were eliminated. The robust growth followed the addition of 1,700 jobs in April and 4,000 in March. On average, since February 2010, when the state started...
  • Michael Doran and Max Boot: The growing disaster in Iraq

    Michael Doran and Max Boot: The growing disaster in Iraq
    The growing disaster in Iraq has triggered anguished debate over two fundamental questions: What went wrong? And what do we do about it? Surprisingly, many people who disagree vehemently about the former question (in particular, whether President George...
  • The American dream gives way to a new reality: social immobility

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Allison Gibbons has lived a lifetime of problems. A difficult childhood in a broken home. An eating disorder, drug abuse, depression, alcohol "obviously I was self-medicating," she says. She is the mother of a young son whose father...
  • Finding fault with the EPA

    The Natural Resources Defense Council's Frances Beinecke finds it so difficult to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's claim that its new carbon dioxide regulations will save consumers money and their jobs that she prefers to criticize the...
  • Obama weighs direct action against insurgents in Iraq

    Facing the threat of sectarian conflict engulfing the Middle East, President Obama indicated Thursday that he may order direct military action in Iraq, a step he has ruled out since the U.S. ended its long war there. A number of former administration...
  • Political scorecard shows tea party has dismal won-lost record

    For those closely following the midterm elections it may seem a bit like a roller coaster, or watching one of those zombie movies where the undead awaken and rise from the big dirt nap. We speak, naturally, of the “tea party” and its...
  • Iraq crisis: Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes

    Iraq crisis: Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes
    Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the Iraqi government stave off a militant onslaught are slim as doubts simmer over whether even punishing air strikes...
  • With gubernatorial hopefuls on hand, African-born Americans seek influence

    With gubernatorial hopefuls on hand, African-born Americans seek influence
    When the Rev. Darlingston Johnson tried to buy 120 acres in Montgomery County to accommodate his new church a decade ago, he quickly learned that local politicians were less devoted to practicing Christian–style kindness than he was. He needed a...
  • Historic YMCA in Mount Vernon to become Hotel Indigo

    Historic YMCA in Mount Vernon to become Hotel Indigo
    A historic YMCA in Mount Vernon, once home to confessed Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers and a hotel run by the former Baltimore International College, is to become a 197-room Hotel Indigo, one of the new owners said. Focus Development LLC principal...