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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - The New York Times
Journalists love nothing more than small events that yield big speculations and fancy headlines. Such was the case with President Obama's handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. The moment spawned close to 3,400 news accounts within four hours, the headlines rife with question marks and wishful conclusions. A minuscule sampling:
"I don't care too much for money; money can't buy me love." So goes the refrain in the classic Beatles hit. The Fab Four were wise beyond their years, and their wisdom could fairly be applied to the perpetual debate about the effect of money on American politics.
Amazon is promising drones? Well, Google is building robots.
Like many other Americans, I enjoy the morning routine of drinking a cup of joe and reading the morning paper. Being conservative in my political leanings, I'm sensitive to what our current president and his administration are doing to our country.
Another day and another of President Obama's campaign boasts bites the dust. While out on the hustings last year, Mr. Obama pummeled Mitt Romney for writing a 2008 op-ed column in The New York Times titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt."
The Nonhuman Rights Project has filed a petition with a New York court, asking that a chimp named Tommy — currently caged — be declared a legal person and given his accompanying rights, including freedom.
An ad featuring a Sikh man was defaced with graffiti against Muslims — both inaccurate and inappropriate. Gap responded to outcry on social media.
Some of the fast food industry will be participating in a one-day strike this Thursday in hopes of raising their wages to $15 an hour.
NATO announced Friday it would kick off an investigation of an airstrike that killed a child and injured two women in Afghanistan, leading an angry President Hamid Karzai to threaten the United States with a halt to all security talks.
The birth date of Buddha, one of the most influential religious figures in world history, has been an often-debated subject. But now, some more clues may have been uncovered.
Newspaper readers all over the country maybe have gotten a little more flesh with their morning coffee on Wednesday than they're typically used to.
The District's chief financial officer said in a memorandum Tuesday what pretty much everyone familiar with the city already knew — that federal government expansion during the recession contributed to a population growth that buoyed the D.C. economy and continues to be a boon for its finances.
The National Park Service has officially withdrawn a controversial document objecting to fracking, scrubbing the record and acknowledging that it broke its own rules on sticking to strict science in its zeal to pressure a fellow federal agency.
The saddest commentary on the deal Barack Obama and his frightened allies struck to save the Iranian nuclear program is that it's what we knew to expect. Well into his second term, there are no surprises by this president. He promised Vladimir Putin that he would be "more flexible" once past his re-election, and this is the promise he's keeping.
The Iran talks that concluded on Sunday in Geneva should have focused on one central question: Is Iran's ultimate ambition to be a nuclear force that can dominate the Gulf and the Arab region as well as threaten the survival of Israel?