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  • Kissinger Urges U.S. Military Restraint in Mideast and Ukraine

  • California Economy Could Cost Jerry Brown Re-Election

    The release of California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget last week was a cause for celebration in Sacramento. In news conferences all over the state, Brown triumphantly announced that his budget would invest in California’s schools, expand health-care coverage for millions and continue work on the state’s troubled high-speed rail project. All of this while Brown and his allies have been touting what they call California’s comeback as an example for other states to follow.

  • Obama and Assad Buy a Precious Commodity: Time

    Asli Aydintasbas, a young Turkish columnist with steely nerves and a keen grasp of Middle Eastern politics, sent a note from Istanbul to a Hoover Institution blog where it will be published later this month. Her title tells the story: “Where Have the Americans Gone? Who Invited the Russians Back?”

  • GSK, Urban Outfitters, Craigslist: Intellectual Property

    GlaxoSmithKline Plc lost Indian patent protection for its Tykerb cancer drug, the International Business Times reported.

  • Blow Up the Pyramids? U.S. Pundits Fall for a Hoax

    Let's hope an article in today's New York Times puts an end to a ludicrous rumor that has been floating around the Internet for weeks: That "radical Islamists" have called for the demolition of the Egyptian pyramids.

  • Islam’s Angry Literalists Are Only at Halfway Point

    It would seem that rage grips the world of Islam, that frivolity and joy and plain normalcy quit Muslim lands and communities a long time ago.

  • Swearengin Vying to Be California Controller After Fresno Rescue

    Ashley Swearengin is vying to become the first Republican since 1975 to serve as California’s controller after keeping the state’s fifth-largest city out of bankruptcy following the financial crisis.

  • Echoes: A Two-Step Approach to Solving Budget Gridlock

    Two decades ago, President George H.W. Bush, Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and House Speaker Tom Foley agreed to "the largest and most comprehensive deficit reduction package in U.S. history," according to the president's Council of Economic Advisers, on which I served as a member at the time. We estimated that the deal would "reduce the Federal deficit by a total of nearly one-half trillion dollars over the next 5 years."

  • Paul Ryan’s Strong Antidote to Obama Health Care: Ramesh Ponnuru

    Republicans say they want to “repeal and replace” the health-care law President Barack Obama signed last year, but they are a lot more specific about the first half than the second. Representative Paul Ryan wants to bring some balance to the slogan.

  • Lawmakers Profit From Affected Companies, ‘60 Minutes’ Says

    Members of Congress, including the current House speaker and his predecessor, bought stock in companies while legislation that might affect those businesses was being debated, the CBS news program “60 Minutes” reported.

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