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WASHINGTON -- President Obama is right to resist the mounting pressure for military intervention in Syria. Action by U.S. forces may or may not make the situation better -- but certainly could make things worse. This assessment could change, of course....
After President Obama's visit to Israel and Jordan, it's time for our reality check No. 99. For perspective, let's backtrack to Obama's June 2009 speech in Cairo. Reasonably, the President asserted, all sides were educated, smart and patriotic. If...
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King Abdullah II of Jordan, a member of the dwindling band of Arab leaders who have somehow stayed in power despite the rise of what he calls a "Muslim Brotherhood crescent" across the Middle East, made an acute observation to me recently about the...
There are two guaranteed ways to diminish marital bliss in a certain family. The first is to say something rotten about my wife's beloved Democratic Party, which is tied for first place, with the Republican Party, when it comes to the most worthless...
Women in Saudi Arabia won a small but promising victory this year. No, they aren't being allowed to drive; that's still forbidden. Most of the time, they still can't work, travel or even open bank accounts without the approval of a male guardian. But they...
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...
L.A. NOWThe president of Caltech, Jean-Lou Chameau, announced Tuesday that he would step down as head of that prestigious Pasadena institution at the end of the school year and become head of a university in Saudi Arabia. Chameau, a French-born civil......
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelSen. Dianne Feinstein speaks Thursday on Capitol Hill about her bill to ban assault weapons. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The weekend political discussion starts on HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Maher...
World NowBlack Iris, 360East, and 7iber are names that may not be familiar to U.S audiences, but for the Jordanian online community they represent websites and blogs with the online presence of Daily Kos or the Huffington Post. Although the websites' purposes...
World NowAs Israel ramped up its threat to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons cache, Syria’s embattled government said Monday that its weapons were secure and they would not use them -- unless provoked by an outside attack....
World NowA council of the multitudinous Saudi royal family named the kingdom's 76-year-old defense minister and former mayor of bustling Riyadh as next in line to succeed King Abdullah, official Saudi media reported Monday....
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