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Stronger growth needed to sustain a bull market

Stronger growth needed to sustain a bull market

Stocks may have a long way yet to run but much stronger U.S. economic growth is needed to drive profits higher and sustain a bull market.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
The Y2K Sequester?

The Y2K Sequester?

On the sequester it is likely both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue will continue to play chicken. The nation will suffer. If that happens, it will be a calamity.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

To stop violence, men must come off the sidelines

The men who gather in Boston on March 7 are doing the right thing. But we can't stop the violence against women unless we get all those male bystanders to start jumping in.
By Rob Okun

Iran's 'Stairway to Heaven'

P5+1 negotiators seem giddy over claims by Iran that the parties may have reached a "turning point" in the effort to resolve Tehran's nuclear issue.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Calls for help show Northern Ireland getting safer

Calls for help show Northern Ireland getting safer

As the Anglo-Irish troubles recede in Northern Ireland, some safety advocates say police have more time for doing something about domestic violence. Police calls spiked in the first half of 2102, according to a recent report.
By Claire McCormack

Triumph of Kenyan democracy a defeat for terrorism

Unless Kenyan has an authentic electoral process, discontent will threatens stability and undermines economic progress with implications far beyond Africa.
GREGORY A. PIRIO and HRACH GREGORIAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Bringing facts to bear on budget decisions

Democrats and Republicans embrace demagoguery and refuse to address facts and acknowledge lessons of history to address the U.S. economic problems.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

The time for women

Two overwhelming facts about women today are that the world is facing a remarkable shortage of females and that they are becoming the better-educated gender.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Military equality, in her view, includes the draft

Military equality, in her view, includes the draft

Now that women are allowed to serve in combat roles, Kristen Tsetsi thinks it's logical that women also be required to register for Selective Service just like men; and face the same consequences if they don't.
By Laura Alix

Commentary: Defense: Mutatis mutandis

Sequestration, or confiscating something of value, gave pause to reassess a U.S. defense budget that is now 46 percent of the entire world’s defense spending.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Sequestration politics: Obama taxes like King George

Sequestration politics: Obama taxes like King George

U.S. President Barack Obama has taken the middle class hostage in a thinly veiled bid to hike their taxes.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

The revenge of unintended consequences

Unintended consequences often combine the most diabolical of dangers with the greatest of huge rewards. This Janus-like face of danger and reward is often unrecognized and even ignored in the taking of major decisions by states and leaders.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Push for maternity leave in Turkey may backfire

Push for maternity leave in Turkey may backfire

Amid calls for Turkish women to have more children, a proposal to lengthen the paid maternity leave allowance raises fears that it may actually hinder women's work force participation.
By Jennifer Hattam

'Alarm to the world' on Iran's nukes falling on deaf ears

With talks scheduled between Iran and the P5+1 nations -- China, England, France, Russia, the United State and Germany -- on Tehran's nuclear program, a world leader is expressing urgency the negotiations yield concrete results.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Few female day laborers try jobs in NYC cleanup

Few female day laborers try jobs in NYC cleanup

The women who gather on these two street corners of New York are looking for day work as housekeepers. The territory comes with harassment and haywire scheduling. Hurricane Sandy blew a different type of cleanup work their way, but only a few dare to give it a try.
By Amy Lieberman

The Italian mess

There is a significant chance that by this time next week the world could be back in the throes of a full-blooded financial crisis.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Commentary: Geopolitical conundrum

“Why the U.S.-Pakistani Alliance Isn’t Worth the Trouble,” says former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Indiana remains the national template for telecom reform

Indiana remains the poster child of efficient regulation of telecommunications in America; the envy of most other states.
ROBERT YADON and BARRY UMANSKY, UPI Outside View Commentator

Saudi Arabia behind religious center in Austria

The opening last November of a Saudi-backed interfaith center in Austria has created speculation and controversy in the religious and human rights worlds.
MICHAEL MARSHALL, UPI Outside View Commentator
Lawmaker's VAWA slight sparks online ire

Lawmaker's VAWA slight sparks online ire

Tennessee Republican Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. has sparked a surge of internet outrage after he told reporters this week that men can handle violence “a little better than a lot of women.”
By Victoria Fitzgerald

Obama's sequestration strategy to oust House Republicans

U.S. President Barack Obama is painting a dire picture if the House Republicans don't agree to raise taxes, yet again, to avert sequestration.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

A call for Iranian dissidents to be returned to Camp Ashraf

European Parliament members call for Iranian dissidents in Iraq's Camp Liberty to be return to Camp Ashraf and moved to third countries.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator
Too many U.S. communities are "First Food Deserts"

Too many U.S. communities are "First Food Deserts"

Strong community support and resources are a starting point in the next frontier for breastfeeding success. Kimberly Seals Allers challenges governors in three Southern states to make a pledge to mothers.
By Kimberly Seals Allers

The Pyongyang Persian Pickle

In English slang, "pickle" means a bad situation or a state of disorder. And pickle well applies to the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, Iran and U.S. policy.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

North Korea's nuclear test

North Korea faces additional isolation due to it s nuclear testing and questionable moves it by leadership.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
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