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  • Ferguson Commission needs a push from the White House

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, Aug. 28: More than two weeks ago we issued our first call for a Ferguson Commission to investigate the root causes of the massive unrest that followed the shooting of 18-year-...
  • Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria: source

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the Gulf Arab state's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012....
  • Washington to give Tunisia military aid to battle Islamists

    TUNIS (Reuters) - The United States will give Tunisia $60 million worth of military aid to help it fight Islamist militants who are threatening the country's nascent democracy, a senior American official said on Tuesday. Speaking after talks with Prime...
  • Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with...
  • Secret terror: Fate of journalist Steven Sotloff now on world stage

    MIAMI A grisly recording of Islamic jihadists decapitating an American journalist that was posted on the Internet Tuesday revealed more than just the group's pitiless, homicidal soul. It also uncorked one of the Middle East's dirty little secrets: that...
  • Film Review: 'Los hongos'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A couple of graffiti kids with the social engagement of well-meaning teens express themselves in the Colombian city of Cali in "Los hongos," Oscar Ruiz Navia's likable, much-anticipated follow-up to "Crab Trap." Less self-...
  • The world needs a freer, better Egypt

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Aug. 14: Egypt, the heart of the Arab world, could and should be a major player today in finding resolution to all of the chaos and violence in the Middle East today. Instead, it...
  • Aftermath of police shooting creates jarring image of suburban warfare

    FERGUSON, Mo. We have seen the riot police before. Their grim faces capped with helmets, their tough hands clenched around batons, their German shepherds growling and howling in a cloud of tear gas. We have seen them in South Central Los Angeles after...
  • It's been 5 years since Cash For Clunkers, was it a success? [w/poll]

     
    Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, Earnings/Financials CARS set out to kill two birds with one stone: jumpstart slow automobile sales and get a large number of older cars off the road. A lot has happened since 2009. President Obama was re-elected....
  • Frida Ghitis: The Hamas strategy in Gaza

    Hamas cannot beat Israel in an open military confrontation. That's no secret. Hamas knows it as well as anyone. Why, then, did the Islamist militant group that controls the Gaza Strip insist on taking on Israel with the certainty that it would bring a...
  • Is global chaos the new normal?

    Is global chaos the new normal?
    It's a chaotic world out there. But we'd better get used to it; this may be the new normal. The Middle East is in flames, not only Gaza but Syria, Iraq and Libya as well. Russia is massing troops on the border of Ukraine. Central Africa is a mess, as...
  • Fred Hiatt: Obama's foreign policy reveals the effects of disengagement

    Fred Hiatt: Obama's foreign policy reveals the effects of disengagement
    A stunning unfolding of international crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, has prompted some less-than-edifying Washington debate: It's all President Obama's fault. No, it's not his fault at all. It would be a pity if partisan fervor kept us...