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GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Nixon’s complicated legacy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Nixon’s complicated legacy

"The right sort of sports fan," is how McGeorge Bundy greeted the news in 1973 that Gerald Ford had been selected as vice president by Richard Nixon. Ford succeeded Spiro Agnew, who had been forced to resign because of corruption.

August 09, 2014 10:30 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: International community shows strength regarding Ukraine air tragedy

GUEST COMMENTARY: International community shows strength regarding Ukraine air tragedy

The criminal destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine has been compounded by de facto desecration of the remains of those killed. The crash site has also been severely contaminated.

July 26, 2014 12:45 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Iraq’s disintegration expands Iran’s influence, challenges U.S.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Iraq’s disintegration expands Iran’s influence, challenges U.S.

The Middle East, always in turmoil, may have been upended in fundamental strategic terms by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, referred to generally by the shorthand label ISIS. The movement seemingly has emerged from nowhere, at least in terms of general public awareness and media attention.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

The furor over the American POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to escalate. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on June 11 faced hostile questioning before the House Armed Services Committee. Members of Congress complained the White House broke the law by not consulting in advance

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Placing a call changed economy, society and ourselves

GUEST COMMENTARY: Placing a call changed economy, society and ourselves

The telecom hills are alive with the sounds of mergers, with two at crescendo. In February, Comcast agreed to purchase Time Warner for $45 billion. AT&T last month announced purchase of DirecTV, which if confirmed is valued at about $48.5 billion. Other possible deals provide background …

June 14, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

From ancient times, amphibious military invasions are rightly regarded as particularly difficult. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the greatest such operation, the Allies’ invasion of France in World War II, on June 6, 1944 — D-Day.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Essence of Memorial Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Essence of Memorial Day

The scandal regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continues to escalate rapidly, providing a major ethical as well as political challenge to the Obama administration. Allegations of willful neglect and falsification of records are indeed shocking.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel-Palestinian conflict must be viewed in regional terms

GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel-Palestinian conflict must be viewed in regional terms

A prominent and powerful man is embarrassed when private comments made behind closed doors are leaked to the media, causing a storm of criticism. There are calls for his removal by people who find his remarks utterly unacceptable and contemptible.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Germany is key to reining in Russia, as in past

GUEST COMMENTARY: Germany is key to reining in Russia, as in past

"To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war," said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. Those wise words from a principal war leader, with distinctive credentials, are worth keeping in mind as the crisis in Ukraine escalates.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. national security surveillance and price of security

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. national security surveillance and price of security

The U.S. government is working to restrain intelligence agencies, and Americans should applaud. On March 25, major proposals were announced. The Obama administration seeks to end government bulk collection of phone records by the super-secret National Security Agency and require court approv…

March 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Intelligence controversy draws attention to South Korea

GUEST COMMENTARY: Intelligence controversy draws attention to South Korea

South Korea is dealing with growing controversy concerning efforts by intelligence operatives to influence domestic politics. Agents of the National Intelligence Service have admitted to secret work to elect President Park Geun-hye. The Cyberwarfare Command of the South Korea Army has been a…

March 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Ukraine Crisis confirms Germany’s leadership

GUEST COMMENTARY: Ukraine Crisis confirms Germany’s leadership

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has a positive relationship with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, and the Ukraine crisis makes that more important. Putin is not Adolf Hitler, but the history of German-Russian relations is central to addressing the current challenge. Merkel, who speaks…

March 15, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Mainland China, Taiwan greatly expand cooperation

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mainland China, Taiwan greatly expand cooperation

On Feb. 11, history was made as representatives of China and Taiwan agreed to exchange representative offices. Face-to-face negotiations are led by Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun of China, who heads that government’s Taiwan Affairs Office, and Taiwan Mainland Affairs Minister Wang Yu-chi…

February 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gates isn't helping USA or himself

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gates isn't helping USA or himself

Defense Secretary Robert Gates was professional and effective in office, but has abruptly reversed course with his new volume of memoirs which bluntly criticize former colleagues, including President Barack Obama.

February 01, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Washington politics threatens to derail Iran nuclear accord

GUEST COMMENTARY: Washington politics threatens to derail Iran nuclear accord

Ambitious U.S. senators have suddenly emerged to try to derail the fragile interim nuclear agreement with Iran.

January 11, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea continues erratic course

GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea continues erratic course

North Korea’s official source of information and incendiary insults, the Korean Central News Agency, announced Friday the regime has executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un.

December 14, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Iran accord underscores importance of Turkey

GUEST COMMENTARY: Iran accord underscores importance of Turkey

The international agreement to restrain Iran’s nuclear program has generated anxiety in Israel, and elsewhere. Middle East uncertainty underscores the growing importance of Turkey, a democracy with strong ties to both Iran and the West.

December 07, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s legacy after a half century

GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s legacy after a half century

Shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, CBS commentator Eric Sevareid noted the principal legacy of the murdered leader might well be an "attitude," a contagious spirit that all things are possible if only we have the vision and will.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
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