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Trump should make clear 'Libya model' on the table

After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea's mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown" that will "make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor...

Gambling on sports a bad bet

"I am shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here." — Captain Renault, 'Casablanca' Human nature being what it is it should come as no shock that the next level of approved gambling in America is sports betting. States already have casinos,. . .

Trump chose risky course with North Korea

President Donald Trump's letter canceling his June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is a coy piece of manipulation — flattering and threatening Kim at the same time. It's like the letters people send when breaking up a romance that hasn't quite. . .

Philadelphia's unnecessary war on Catholics

At a time when more than 400,000 children are in foster care nationwide, the city of Philadelphia is threatening to cut ties with Catholic Social Services because of the group's policy against placing foster children in same-sex households. On the surface, one. . .

A pledge to reject debt, protect future taxpayers

Let's start by saying that members of Congress shouldn't be signing pledges. They take an oath of office to "well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office," and that should be enough. That said, if they're going to sign a pledge not to raise taxes, they. . .

Lessons to be learned from the 1940s

My sister, a nurse practitioner in Cincinnati, Ohio, sent me an economics book as a surprise birthday present. The surprise was that the book, Economic Problems of Today, was published in 1942. You would think that the issues and economic concepts of their day. . .

Bolton is the new Dr. Strangelove

If Stanley Kubrick were making his classic dark comedy "Dr. Strangelove" today, the part of Strangelove himself would not be modeled on a German scientist, but on an all-American type, born in Baltimore, educated at Yale and with no ominous physical tics � like. . .