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Sometimes we likely grow complacent with tyrants. No chance of that today after reading George Will’s column on Ukraine. Its president, Viktor Yanukovych, had earlier opted to reject a trade and economic agreement with the European Union in favor of …..

The “PBS NewsHour” lists the names and ages and displays photos of those American men and women who have lost their lives serving their country in the military. It is always deeply sad and sobering. Almost all are young, some …..

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Even with the so-called “charm offensive” of Iran’s newly elected president Hassan Rouhani, I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell his country is serious about not pursuing nuclear weapons. Ken Pollack, a former CIA analyst, has written a …..

Syria. Now that it seems that Assad did indeed use chemical weapons, United States Secretary of State Kerry has stated that this is a “moral obscenity” and the Syrian government will be held accountable. And it is true — if …..

With various media calling it a crucial time in negotiations, United States Secretary of State John Kerry met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and then with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Though the visit was …..

Remember just a short time ago, though it now seems like a lifetime away, when just about everybody had to get into the B of BRIC countries? Brazil’s economy was flying high and its political and business leaders were doing …..

I have listened to this program numerous times. Each time I seem to discover yet another pearl of wisdom or nuance. I am also struck by the character, class, civility and humility of the two men, one who was once …..