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As a young man, I realized that in Latin America many of the governments in the hemisphere were ruled by dictators, generals or, as they were known back then, caudillos. Venezuela was governed by Gen. Marcos Pérez Jiménez, Perú by Gen. Manuel Odría;...
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, Elections, Chile, Univision (tv network)
The 2012 U.S. elections, though they weren’t seminal, revealed much about the nature of the body politic and the direction of American politics. Divided Government May Be Ingrained: At the presidential level, Democrats start with a decided...
Associated PressSecretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders Wednesday to Republican critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, facing off with lawmakers who included potential 2016...
John L. Allen Jr., the go-to guy in journalism for insights about the Vatican, has an interesting article in the National Catholic Reporter about the Obama administration’s vexed attempt to name a U.S. ambassador to the Vatican now that the post...
Tags: The Pope, Barack Obama, Politics, Elections, John F. Kennedy
The year 2012 will go into the history books as one of contrasting transitions. China's five- year cycle for Communist Party congresses and leadership turnover overlapped with the U.S.'s four-year electoral calendar. And if that once-in-20-years...
Tags: Egypt, Political Systems, Politics, Sociology, Elections
With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top advisers visiting Washington this week, huge questions about the future of the NATO mission there consume Afghan and American minds. How fast can we draw down our current total of 68,000 U.S. troops (and...
Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
Tags: Wells Fargo & Co., Barack Obama, U.S. Congress, Politics, Europe
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekPennsylvania’s members of the Electoral College gathered in the state Capitol Monday for a constitutional ritual that began with flowery nods to American history and ended with a largely pro forma vote that help usher President Barack Obama and...
The darlings of cautious investors are sitting on the edge of the "fiscal cliff" and feeling twinges of tax anxiety. Much to the surprise of some investors, dividend-paying stocks — sleepy investments like utilities — along with real...
The top leaders of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee are seeking a resolution from the state party directing its representatives to oppose a new term for national party Chairman Reince Priebus in the aftermath of the GOP's dismal showing...
For Martin O'Malley, the next 90 days will likely be the most important that remain in his tenure as Maryland's governor. As the General Assembly opens its 2013 session Wednesday, O'Malley will be looking to cap a record that many people believe he...
In the aftermath of President Barack Obama's near-sweep of the critical Electoral College swing states last month, post-election analysis of the keys to his decisive victory has paid scant attention to one important factor: Mr. Obama's disproportionate...
Feb 21, 2013 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Dec 31, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Jan 23, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Jan 8, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 7, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Jan 9, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Jan 1, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 17, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
Nov 28, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Nov 20, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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Dec 13, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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