One of the most difficult things about dealing with the Russians is that they tend to see everything as a zero-sum game. Furthermore, in many ways they are still captive to mind set of the Cold War. By .
If you lived in Great Britain instead of eastern Kansas, you wouldn’t have had to work today. You’d probably like fish and chips, too, and wonder if dour Prince Charles actually will become king. But those are preferences .
Perhaps we should start with a bit of historical perspective as we wait on the tow truck to come and drag away my car. No, it’s not stuck in a snow bank. Somehow, after surviving a blind, slippery drive .
In 1963, some 50 years ago, my husband Michael and I were living in Beirut, where he was doing his research for his PhD. His Palestinian family lived in Jordan, and like many, we wished to go home for the holidays. A .
A verbal dispute among Japan, South Korea and China over a little known string of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea is threatening to blow up in our faces. Directly or indirectly, it involves six countries, four of .
Several years ago, I stopped in a convenience store on my way home from work. I wanted a six-pack of Diet Coke. It was a quiet little shop in central Illinois. I’d been there many times and barely noticed .
Memo to the Riley County Law Board on the issue of those hypothetical cops with binoculars… Fine. Go for it. The reference here is to a tongue-in-cheek comment offered up Monday by board member Wynn Butler. The matter being discussed .
Drawing down the military after a military conflict is always difficult. In the aftermath of World War II, the United States did a miserable job, leaving the military high and dry, as we discovered when the Korean War began. We .
In the 1946 Frank Capra classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” small-town banker George Bailey discovers what a disaster the town of Bedford Falls would have become were it not for his 40-year presence as a decent, generous, selfless individual. It’.
He was known worldwide for bringing justice to a land where it seemed impossible. But those who best knew Nelson Mandela prefer to tell stories about the joy of the man himself — and especially his sense of humor. One can .
’Tis the season to be jolly. Candy canes and holly. Yule logs and eggnog. Dangling mistletoe. One-horse sleigh bells jing-jing-jingle. Good Saint Nick climbs up on the housetop and down through the chimney. Carolers sing of silver bells and a .
Ukraine, am eastern European country that is often below our radar, is playing an increasingly important role between Russia and the rest of Europe. For hundreds of years, Ukraine was part of Russia and later of the Soviet Union. In .
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