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  • The limits of diplomacy [Editorial]

    After three years of civil war, Syrian President Bashar Assad's representatives sat down with opposition leaders for the first time this week to seek a way forward for their country. An initial meeting Wednesday got off to a rocky start, with speakers on both sides bitterly denouncing their opposite numbers as terrorists and war criminals. Still, the diplomatic effort in Geneva is worth pursuing when the parties begin face-to-face talks Friday under the auspices of United Nations mediators. Even a short-term cease-fire that allowed deliveries of badly needed humanitarian aid to Syria's beleaguered civilian population would represent progress in this long-running conflict.
  • Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
    At the end of January, chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start. As the...

    Biased news coverage of Israel [Letter]

    Biased news coverage of Israel [Letter]
    The Sun recently published extensive, highly negative but unchallenged remarks about Israel made by Richard Falk, who is identified in the story as an unbiased UN human rights investigator monitoring Israel's treatment of Palestinians ("U.N....

    Mideast powder keg

    Mideast powder keg
    The Middle East is a powder keg. The hatred and conflict over Israel will never end as long as dictators and religious extremists keep stoking the fires for their own purposes. Meanwhile, weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons that are...

    Thursday morning talkers: John Lennon was a closet Republican

    On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. Articles  • Imagine no possessions:...