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  • Family says nyet to Finnair's ticket policy

    Family says <i>nyet </i>to<i> </i>Finnair's ticket policy
    Airlines will never win a prize for sensitivity to customers' problems. They typically won't budge on change fees and ticketing costs.
  • Libya's only a part of Mideast equation

    Libya's only a part of Mideast equation
    The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe. But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...

    McManus: Obama's Gitmo woes

     McManus: Obama's Gitmo woes
    President Obama sounded genuinely outraged last week when he talked about the Kafkaesque situation at the Guantanamo prison camp, where the United States has been holding 166 men without trial for terms that are, at this point, officially endless. "It's...

    The dawn of Cold War II

     The dawn of Cold War II
    Here's a chilly thought: We are seeing the dawn of a second Cold War between Russia and the West. But this one should be easier to manage than the first was. The headlines over the last week have echoed the bad old days of the 20th century: Russian...

    Obama and the diplomacy pendulum

     Obama and the diplomacy pendulum
    When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won reelection 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes against Al Qaeda would...