International

11/27/2014 - 7:24pm

    How goes the war against the Islamic State? A useful barometer is the position of Iraqi Kurdistan, which is the most reliable U.S. ally in the battle - and holds the longest front against the terrorists. Four months ago, two senior Kurdish officials traveled to Washington to deliver some dire warnings: The...

10/30/2014 - 2:29pm

    When Secretary of State John Kerry began his high-energy effort to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace, I argued that it was the last train for a two-state solution. If it didn't work, it would mean that the top-down, diplomatically constructed two-state...

10/30/2014 - 2:27pm

    Comedian Jon Stewart's debut as a movie director entertains, enlightens and even inspires. But be warned, "Daily Show" fans: In case you haven't heard, it's not a comedy.

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10/30/2014 - 2:25pm

    "I don't oppose all wars," said Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, in 2002. "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war."

    Few would...

10/30/2014 - 1:57pm

    Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. An American, Niehaus had applied for permanent residency in Canada. But Canada turned him down. The reason? The psychology professor's 4-year-old son...

10/30/2014 - 1:33pm

    Reading the papers these days I find that the two world leaders who stir the most passion in me are Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. One is everything you'd want in a leader, the other everything you wouldn't want. One holds...

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