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You may be good with money, but if sister didn’t ask your opinion, butt out

March 4, 2018 |

Dear Liz: My sister and her husband are in their 80s. They are not in the greatest health but still able to live on their own. They’ve had some bad luck financially in the past. Last year they decided to convert part of their property to serve as a short-term rental. I questioned the advisability…

L.A. Times – Business


Opinion: The mom’s story I could not forget

February 20, 2018 |

Some stories do not leave you. You cannot forget them long after you tell them. And you wonder, often, how they end. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: For Mueller, this is only the beginning

February 20, 2018 |

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities marks a major turning point in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Americans pay a fearsome price for global warming

January 19, 2018 |

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government’s National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 — Harvey, Irma and Maria — cost Americans $ 265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $ 18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Olympics diplomacy could solve the Korea crisis

January 18, 2018 |

Olympics diplomacy will get its day, even if it comes beneath the shadow of the North Korean nuclear program. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Kim Wall was a journalist most aspire to be

January 17, 2018 |

Kim Wall wasn’t just an extraordinary storyteller, she was also one of my beloved friends and a colleague. I found her sense of humor and adventure contagious. And I wasn’t the only one. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Scrapping Iran deal will only harm America’s interests

January 14, 2018 |

President Donald Trump is about to come face-to-face with his next quarterly brush with Armageddon. Should he, or shouldn’t he, scrap the Iran nuclear accord? – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: There’s something different about these protests

January 3, 2018 |

In a matter of days, protests in Iran have quickly spread across the country, taking the government by surprise and leaving analysts and pundits alike confused. Part of the reason many have been caught off guard is because these protests appear quite different from their 2009 predecessor — in terms of size, leadership and objective. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a dangerous gambit

December 6, 2017 |

Having worked at the State Department on Arab-Israeli negotiations for the better part of a quarter century, I came up with more than my fair share of half-baked ideas. – RSS Channel – World


Opinion: Will Zimbabwe’s new President bring change?

November 24, 2017 |

The new president of Zimbabwe is called “The Crocodile.” Crocodiles are feared and respected in Africa, where the reptile patiently waits for its prey, half-hidden in the brown waters of the bushveld. An impala, a zebra or even a massive kudu knows that when they come to drink at a waterhole, the “garwe” might pounce. The crocodile, like Emmerson Mnangagwa, bides his time and is swift in his execution. – RSS Channel – World