middle east

Reader Input: 8 reasons to avoid fracking

(Allow me to supply you) reasons for “no fracking.” 1. Under the misguided motto “Less oil from Middle East, dig ours,” we destroy our land and water to & ...

Reader Input: Seek out energy independence

California is quickly becoming a state of the dependent class. More and more people are living on government handouts, not because they are unwilling to work but because there are ...

Reader Input: Stop ISIS cancer from spreading

It seems our president may be dragged by the foot into Syria. Realty trumps a failed foreign policy — a policy in which bad guys flourish. Sen. (Dianne) Feinstein stated th ...

Reader Input: We may come full circle in Iraq

The mess that’s Iraq today began when the Ottoman Empire was dismantled by World War I. What was, was no more, and much of the Middle East was up for grabs. For their share o ...

Another View: We must lead by example, not by force

There seems to be a bit of ignorance (and I use that word with all due respect) for the constitutional function of the federal government. One of the few required functions of th ...

Reader Input: US sacrificed mightily in World War II

I was 11 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked – Dec. 7, 1941. My thoughts are imbedded in me on what our United States troops went through in the Pacific and then in Eu ...

Another View: Obama’s case for war: Clear and clearly wrong

Russia’s diplomatic intervention in the Syrian crisis is welcome news – but whether it is real or illusory, the president needs to step back from the precipice he has t ...

Reader Input: Strike at Syria a moral duty

One-hundred years ago, clouds of death rolled over the battlefields of France, indiscriminately striking down soldiers, civilians, animals and birds; those not killed outright were ...

Reader Input: Unintended consequences rule

From a book, “The Kingmakers,” a bitter history lesson — ignored. At the end of The Great War in 1918 — which dismembered the Ottoman Empire — Franc ...

Obama urges Israelis to compromise for peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Insisting "peace is possible," President Barack Obama on Thursday prodded both Israelis and Palestinians to return to long-stalled negotiations wit ...