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Category: World

Leave Libya to the U.N.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has explained clearly that establishing a no-fly zone over Libya means bombing Libyan air defenses. Enforcing a no-fly zone could also mean bombing airfields and/or shooting […]

Worrywarts, don’t read this

Depressed about the economy? Concerned about education in the US? Then you don’t want to check out this chart from the New York Times. It’s a comparison of some key […]

Awed by the Egyptian people

International policy concerns aside, who isn’t thrilled with what the Egyptian people have accomplished? Who could have imagined their massive demonstrations against Pres. Mubarak would remain largely peaceful, much less […]

Egypt through the media’s eyes

Cable news has been fixated on events in Egypt for more than a week now. The citizens are demonstrating; they want their president of thirty years, Hosni Mubarak, to leave […]

World TVs tuned to Chilean rescue

The world is watching and rejoicing this evening as 33 Chilean miners are being pulled one by one from their underground prison of 69 days. The entire story has been […]

Nine years in Afghanistan is too long

Today is the 9th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Nine years of spending U.S. blood and treasure in an unwinnable war. 1,200 American lives have […]

Attacking America

In today’s Washington Post, Ted Koppell writes convincingly that it’s time we stop playing into bin Laden’s hands. We have, in so many ways, exceeded what would have been an […]

Mexicans angry over American cartoon

An editorial cartoon of the Mexican flag has stirred up a hornet’s nest in Mexico — with a lot of help from Mexican newspapers that plastered the American cartoon all […]