U.S. doesn’t need to become further embroiled in Haiti

Freedom Newspapers From a certain perspective it could be tempting in certain circles in Washington to intervene in this latest crisis in Haiti. Prudence, experience and a realistic assessment of what the United States is likely to be able to accomplish there, however, argue in favor of restraint. It’s not that the Haitians themselves are […]

Taiwan-China situation needs delicate touch

Freedom Newspapers P resident Bush seems to have finessed a potentially explosive situation during main land Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to the White House earlier this month. But there is more delicate diplomacy ahead to keep the mainland-Taiwan situation calm. Perhaps the least dangerous course is to keep the current myths alive. What concerns […]

Care is only a phone call away

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Every weekday morning, “I Still Care” program coordinator Mary Odegaard gets on the phone to call 40-to-50 people. It’s a task she begins at 7:00 a.m. and […]

Politicians play number games to fit agendas

Pick a number. Any number. It works for Washington. Why shouldn’t it work for you? In the unreal bubble in which Washington operates, numbers and words over time begin to lose any meaning. Millions become billions and then trillions and no one bats an eye; statistics get batted around like beach balls, turned and twisted […]