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The Swampby Mark Silva Mark this as the week in which one of the potential players for 2012 set out to brand herself: Sarah Palin, the "common-sense conservative.'' Three years from now -- think about that phrase a moment -- we'll......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, delaying a 10-day trip to Asia by a day so that he can travel to Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday to take part in a memorial for those killed in the shooting spree there,......
The Swampby Peter Nicholas President Obama sought today to reassure Japan that he views the country as an equal partner and that the United States will strive to lessen the disruption caused by military forces housed on Japanese soil. After a......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, delivering the first major public address of his Asian tour, told an audience in Tokyo -- Saturday morning there, Friday evening here in Washington -- that the United States "will always stand on the......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, returned from a weeklong tour of Asia where he is promoting "a new era of American engagement," says the continent holds promise for Americn exports that can spur new jobs at home. "Asia is......
The Swampby Mark Silva There is no "global war on terrorism.'' That's the first thing that Anthony Cordesman, a seasoned expert on national security, has to say about the failed Christmas Day bomb-attempt on a U.S.-bound airliner. Inasmuch as we've had......
Tags: Corruption, Syria, Lebanon, Energy Resources, Civil Unrest
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama's planned, and slightly delayed, trip to Indonesia marks an important step in relations with the Islamic world, says an expert on U.S.-Asian relations who served the Bush administration on this front. " It is......
Dining@LargeA culinary expedition to Catonsville gave Dining@Large reader Meekrat the chance to pass on both Wonder Bread and live frogs. If that's not the center of the foodie universe, I don't know what is. LV I've been needing an adventure......
Tags: Rivers, Breads, Bodies of Water, Catonsville
National science fairs, spelling bees and spoken word contests seem to get their share of attention. But over the next few days, schools in the Chicago area will host a less-heralded competition — their history fairs, with students hoping to win and...
Earlier this year, I told you about Chicago Academy High School sophomores, Le'Asia Williams, Summer Braxton and Hannah Modjeski, who were preparing a performance for the Chicago Metro History Fair. Their skit was based on the Idlewild resort, an...
William PfaffPARIS -- The remarkable May 23 address by President Barack Obama was primarily an effort to establish the legality of actions taken by himself and his administration, notably the targeted drone killings, to settle his conscience in his continuing...
William PfaffPARIS -- When the Barack Obama administration announced that American foreign policy would "pivot" from Europe and the Middle East to Asia, some European commentators interpreted the announcement as a return to that isolationism which characterized the...
Tags: China, William Pfaff, Barack Obama, Russia, Saudi Arabia
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