June 30, 2000 |
Dressing for success in politics is sometimes more interesting in other countries. After the Sexy Boys (above) finish drumming up support for the ruling Mexican party in the presidential elections, they should head to Northern Ireland and the teach the humorless Northern Ireland Protestant militiamen (left) how to dress. The only thing the militiamen and their unfortunate fashion choices drum up is the urge to ban them permanently from the world's stage.
June 17, 1987 |
Our country is the leader of the world. But can we continue to meet the challenges this poses for us? Can we continue to stimulate the global economic growth so essential to our prosperity? Can we fulfill commitments to our allies that keep the peace? The answer will be no if we are unwilling to spend the money to pursue an energetic and creative foreign policy. You don't get insurance without paying for it. Between 1981 and 1985, with the help of Congress, the amount spent on foreign affairs was steadily increased because the president and Congress knew it was necessary to meet the challenges of our adversaries.
July 8, 1987 |
Today I thought it would be a good idea to discuss foreign affairs. I've been meaning to do this for a while, but it has been difficult to find the time, what with one thing and another, such as the mysterious disappearance of our lawn. This happened several months ago. It was brought to my attention by Jorge, a sad-eyed man who comes around every two weeks to mow the lawn, which I frankly do not have the time to do myself because of the time pressures involved in keeping up with foreign affairs via a program I have on my personal home computer called "F-15 Strike Eagle," which enables the user to gain many insights into various sensitive world trouble spots, plus points for blowing them up. I was engaged in an air strike against an important target in Iran when Jorge called me outside to show me something.
July 21, 1989 |
The latest adventures of Gus Savage are probably a greater shock to those who live in Washington and other parts of the country than to Chicagoans, who know he is a madcap and a scamp. After all, how many other congressmen have been carried kicking, screaming and hysterical from a public auditorium, as Savage was when he went a bit flippo at the thought of Eugene Sawyer becoming Chicago's mayor? There can't be many congressmen who respond to questions from reporters by screaming: "Get the (obscenity)
May 21, 1989 |
Meet the great gray lady of the magazine business. While other magazines lure readers with pyrotechnic covers, her front remains as somber as the Washington Monument in winter. Inside, her copy is textbookish and unrelieved by photos. And where others cut prices, she extracts from readers the princely sum of $6.95 per issue. Ah, but when Foreign Affairs talks, the world listens. "I hope this doesn't sound arrogant," said William G. Hyland, the magazine's silver-haired editor, "but we really don't have too much competition in our field.
June 10, 1990 |
From what I've been reading in the newspapers, the two Germanys are trying to get back together, Lithuania wants a separation that the Soviet Union is not willing to give right now, South Yemen and Yemen have reconciled, Canada may bust up, the Czechs and the Slovaks are starting to talk about taking back their own names, the Punjabis keep telling the Indians that things are just not going to work for the long haul, and Staten Island has informed New...
June 11, 2016 |
Former Gov. Ed Rendell thinks U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who some Democrats had hoped would run for president, is not even qualified to be Hillary Clinton's pick for vice president. Speaking on Rich Zeoli's show on 1210 WPHT on Wednesday, Rendell said Warren is "not in any way, shape, or form ready to be commander-in-chief. " Rendell later called back to temper his assessment. "I didn't want to leave it hanging out there about Elizabeth Warren," he said, adding that he liked her. "Elizabeth Warren's problem would be the same problem I'd have.
April 20, 1986
Edwin Guthman asked: "Why the disparity in the mail" for and against President Reagan? When people agree with what the President and his administration are doing, both domestically and in foreign affairs, they feel no overwhelming compulsion to write to The Inquirer or any other newspaper to express their approval. Conversely, those who oppose the administration's actions often vent their anger in Letters to the Editor. This fact, alone, would account for "the disparity in the mail.
June 11, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - In office for less than a week, the new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, vented his anger Monday at two recent U.S. drone strikes, all but accusing his country's overbearing military of lying to Pakistanis about its cooperation with the CIA to eliminate terrorism suspects in northwest tribal regions bordering Afghanistan. "The policy of protesting against drone strikes for public consumption, while working behind the scenes to make them happen, is not on," Sharif said, according to an official statement issued after the first meeting of his cabinet.
October 27, 1992 |
When Madeleine Albright signed on as one of Bill Clinton's senior foreign policy advisers, she expected a busy year. But after waiting in the wings at three presidential debates, she said, "I feel like the Maytag repairman. No one calls. " In the first White House election of the post-Cold War era, it should come as no surprise that foreign policy has been largely ignored. Voters feel more threatened by a weak U.S. economy than a strong foreign adversary, and the candidates want to talk about jobs - not diplomacy.