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THE crafters of American foreign policy will have to wrestle with a host of issues in 2011, not least of which will be leadership changes in the House of Representatives.
GOV. Bob McDonnell of Virginia named April Confederate History Month without mentioning slavery. Then, under pressure, he added slavery, in the process raising a very ugly American question: Is it possible to show an interest in the history of the
SIXTY-five years after the end of World War II, the United States still has 50,000 troops in Japan. U.S.-Japanese relations are bedeviled by a number of problems. The proximate cause of the disruption in U.S.-Japanese relations was the replacement
PRESIDENT Obama deserves praise for meeting with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and, in effect, political leader of the world's 5.4 million Tibetans and many more Tibetan Buddhists. The meeting at the White House amounted to a twisting of the tail of
AT THE moment, Congress is not meeting the increasingly grave needs of the American people. Take the question of health-care legislation. Two facts about U.S. health care indicate a need for change. First, it is costing employers, people, and
THE pickle that the European Union is in as Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain stagger with debt has negative implications for the United States. As this country grapples with continuing high unemployment, rising national debt, and a
JUST as the Pentagon has to justify why it should be exempt from the proposed federal budget freeze, three U.S. arms sales have been announced to Taiwan, Poland, and four Persian Gulf states. The announcements were scheduled to provoke China, Russia,
TWO recent events - the Haiti earthquake and the Democrats' Little Big Horn in Massachusetts - almost caused me to abandon my exercise program and commence eating whatever I want. The earthquake in Haiti was horrible. But there is no way to connect
PRESIDENT George W. Bush's mounting of the invasion of Iraq to achieve his re-election as a war president in 2004 may have been the worst thing he did to America. What might turn out to be worse in the long run is the failure so far of President