U.S. offers Israel warplanes in return for new settlement freeze

  Netanyahu presents security cabinet with Clinton’s incentive of 20 F-35 fighter planes and security guarantees in exchange for 90-day West Bank building moratorium. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s seven-member inner cabinet discussed Saturday an offer…

With good jobs going away, middle class downsizes

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The good paying, predominantly white-collar jobs that once sustained many American communities are disappearing at an alarming rate, keeping the unemployment rate stubbornly high despite the end of the Great Recession….

Outrage, Misguided

People rightly want answers, and they are not getting them except from voices that tell tales that have some internal coherence—if you suspend disbelief. The U.S. midterm elections register a level of anger, fear and…

Why WikiLeaks Won’t Stop the War

The War Logs, released by WikiLeaks, may contribute to the unfortunate and prevailing doctrine that wars are wrong only if they aren’t successful. The War Logs—a six-year archive of classified military documents about the war…

Something Stinks about Wikileaks

Since the dramatic release of a US military film of a US airborne shooting of unarmed journalists in Iraq, Wiki-Leaks has gained global notoreity and credibility as a daring website that releases sensitive material to…

G-20 Summit: relegating global interest

As the leaders of the world’s biggest powers gather for a Group of 20 summit, their South Korean hosts talk hopefully of the organization as a steering committee of the world. But there are so…