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The Swampby Mark Silva Mark this as the week in which one of the potential players for 2012 set out to brand herself: Sarah Palin, the "common-sense conservative.'' Three years from now -- think about that phrase a moment -- we'll......
Tags: Ceremonies, Japan, John McCain, South Korea, Armed Forces
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, delaying a 10-day trip to Asia by a day so that he can travel to Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday to take part in a memorial for those killed in the shooting spree there,......
The Swampby Peter Nicholas President Obama sought today to reassure Japan that he views the country as an equal partner and that the United States will strive to lessen the disruption caused by military forces housed on Japanese soil. After a......
Tags: Lawyers, Japan, North Korea, Tokyo (Japan), Justice System
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, delivering the first major public address of his Asian tour, told an audience in Tokyo -- Saturday morning there, Friday evening here in Washington -- that the United States "will always stand on the......
Tags: Japan, Tokyo (Japan), Summits, South Korea, Treaties
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, returned from a weeklong tour of Asia where he is promoting "a new era of American engagement," says the continent holds promise for Americn exports that can spur new jobs at home. "Asia is......
Tags: Productivity, Homes, South Korea, White House, Conservation
The Swampby Mark Silva There is no "global war on terrorism.'' That's the first thing that Anthony Cordesman, a seasoned expert on national security, has to say about the failed Christmas Day bomb-attempt on a U.S.-bound airliner. Inasmuch as we've had......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama's planned, and slightly delayed, trip to Indonesia marks an important step in relations with the Islamic world, says an expert on U.S.-Asian relations who served the Bush administration on this front. " It is......
Dining@LargeA culinary expedition to Catonsville gave Dining@Large reader Meekrat the chance to pass on both Wonder Bread and live frogs. If that's not the center of the foodie universe, I don't know what is. LV I've been needing an adventure......
Tags: Breads, Bodies of Water, Rivers, Catonsville
Victor Davis HansonSince antiquity, the Middle East has been the trading nexus of three continents -- Asia, Europe and Africa -- and vibrant birthplace to three of the world's great religions. Middle Eastern influence rose again in the 19th century when the Suez Canal...
Tags: European Union, Turkey, Suez Canal, Israel, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
William PfaffPARIS -- It is, I suppose, too discouraging to face the fact that in international affairs (and indeed in national affairs; but that is another subject) paradox and contradiction rule the world. Policymakers and politicians consistently get what they don'...
Tags: Japan, Nazi Party, Israel, Russia, Iran
National science fairs, spelling bees and spoken word contests seem to get their share of attention. But over the next few days, schools in the Chicago area will host a less-heralded competition — their history fairs, with students hoping to win and...
Tags: Personal Service, Emmett Till, Music, Civil Rights, Lil Wayne
Cal ThomasSINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "...in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000..." -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of...
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