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Category: World

We need another JFK

I’m watching a rerun of CNN’s series “The Sixties,” specifically season one, episode 2, “The World on the Brink.” It’s about the Cuban missile crisis. I watched again as Russian ships […]

Lessons of Brexit

… and their buyer’s remorse started the very next day as a Leave supporter started a petition for a do-over. Almost 4 million signatures have been gathered. The obvious lesson is that […]

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

In 2003 Costa Rica banned the euthanasia of stray dogs and instead turned to spaying, neutering, and sanctuaries. At the Territorio de Zaguates sanctuary, the dogs — more than 700 […]

Suddenly I feel younger

In Verbania, Italy, yesterday, Emma Morano became the oldest person in the world at age 115. Born on November 29, 1899, she is believed to be the last surviving person […]

Shooting at parachuting pilots

If the early reports are correct, and with apologies for the mangled, paraphrased poetry:   I’ve never been a soldier I never hope to be one But I can tell […]

How would you deal with ISIS?

How to deal with ISIS? The argument rages on. President Obama defends and is conducting a campaign of attrition, of slowly wearing down ISIS with limited airstrikes, limited ground troops, supplying […]