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Arthur I. Cyr

GUEST COMMENTARY: Wisconsin recall election has regional, national significance

GUEST COMMENTARY: Wisconsin recall election has regional, national significance

The election defeat of the effort to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is significant for national politics, in particular the Midwest. Democratic nominee Tom Barrett, Milwaukee's mayor, faced Walker in a replay of their 2010 election contest.

June 09, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Death of North Korea's leader has global implications

GUEST COMMENTARY: Death of North Korea's leader has global implications

The sudden death of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Il, adds even more uncertainty to the tense and unpredictable surviving totalitarian state. His designated successor, youthful third son Kim Jong Un, has no experience at managing or leading anything. Dangers include seizure of power by Nort…

December 26, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: High marks for Americans' response to 9/11

GUEST COMMENTARY: High marks for Americans' response to 9/11

The 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the skies over Pennsylvania demands considered reflection.

September 11, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Steve Jobs, Ben Bernanke have a lot in common

GUEST COMMENTARY: Steve Jobs, Ben Bernanke have a lot in common

Both Ben Bernanke and Steve Jobs have been featured in the news in recent days, reflecting respective individual influence over a decade.

September 10, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Deficits, debts and political management

GUEST COMMENTARY: Deficits, debts and political management

Insights of earlier leaders will help us understand why the debt and deficit reduction merry-go-round in Washington has been especially unnerving recently.

August 06, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Deficit dithering offers pragmatic opportunity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Deficit dithering offers pragmatic opportunity

Classic, classy conservative columnist William Safire observed early in our new century that government deficits were developing "as far as the eye can see," as spending escalated and taxes were cut by the new administration of President George W. Bush.

July 20, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Defend freedom of expression, including bigotry

GUEST COMMENTARY: Defend freedom of expression, including bigotry

The U.S. Supreme Court made news, though not history, on March 2. In an 8-1 decision, the court determined a renegade Baptist "church" can picket military funerals, despite the added suffering imposed on bereaved parents and other mourners.

May 18, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: China's Hu is first in D.C., for good reasons

GUEST COMMENTARY: China's Hu is first in D.C., for good reasons

President Hu Jintao, of China, has been rightly feted in the United States as the leader of a nation of rapidly expanding power and influence. Beijing and Washington now have great global reach. Washington and Chicago have rolled out particularly wide and rich red carpets for our guests.

January 26, 2011 12:00 am
Arthur I. Cyr

Arthur I. Cyr

Arthur I. Cyr is Clausen Distinguished Professor at Carthage College and author of "After the Cold War."

January 26, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Beneath negative G20 headlines, cooperation continues

The Seoul summit of the Group of 20 nations — G20 — signifies the seriousness of global economic challenges. Reports are focused on differences between American emphasis on stimulating growth and British and German emphasis on reducing government debt.

November 16, 2010 12:00 am
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