| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:55 AM
How far can President Barack Obama involve the U.S. in Iraq without taking ownership of a war he opposed and supposedly ended? Iraq finds itself once again on the precipice of civil war, presenting Mr. Obama with a difficult choice: Is the U.S. back in or...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
While tea party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories.
Commentators are calling elections for seats in the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Vladimir Putin may be the world's most hypocritical leader.
The debate over the Syrian chemical weapons attack has brought this into sharp focus. The Russian president has repeatedly called the idea that the Syrian government carried out the attack...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:21 AM
The world is about to get another Windsor as Kate Middleton is reported to be in labor (or labour, if you like). Also in Britain, Phil Mickelson has shown that he still deserves to be golf royalty, with a Sunday win at the British Open. And, rounding...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher that is probably apocryphal but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87.
Following her election in 1979, the story goes that...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:28 AM
The Olympic torch came to Brixton on Thursday, and so did Amy Cohen.
She lived in the South London district until recently, a job change and the continuing financial crisis sending her to live back home with her parents at age 34. Among the throngs who...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:36 AM
For years, presidents and presidential hopefuls have gone abroad to cast themselves as knowledgeable on world affairs, counting on friendly receptions wherever they go as a respite from the slings and arrows they routinely encounter in campaigning at...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Fresh off his trip abroad, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of undermining America's competitiveness in international sports competitions.
"We have a president who apologizes for America's athletic...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I am starting to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. On an international tour to three countries, he made news in two of them by dissing the London Olympics and infuriating the Palestinians. The poor guy -- for months, people have complained that he never says...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Neil Simon's commentary, "Cardin stands for rights" (Dec. 13), correctly depicts U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin's steadfast pursuit to hold accountable violators of human rights in Russia with the killing of attorney Sergei Magnitsky.
Our concern is that the U.S....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
On the 200th anniversary of the U.S. declaration of war on Britain and its colonies, representatives of the United States, Britain and Canada gathered at Fort McHenry to sign a "declaration of peace."
"Much … has changed in 200 years," Navy...