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Commentary: Pakistan showdown

Commentary: Pakistan showdown

Far more dangerous than the Syrian civil war to the West is the upheaval in nuclear-armed Pakistan and its effect on the Afghan war.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Unions must change to survive

The United Auto Workers' recent failure to organize workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen plant shows just how much unions need to change to stay relevant.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Presidents' Day -- Remembering two presidents

Presidents' Day is set aside to recognize the February birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. As we honor them this year, it might be interesting to reflect upon the influence one book -- with its very unique perspective -- had upon the latter, written eight years after his birth.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Is this a recovery yet?

Despite the temporary disruptions of an unusually harsh winter, the world's two biggest economic blocks are helping rather than hindering the global economy.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Big freeze, storms impose losses up to $40B

Big freeze, storms impose losses up to $40B

The January freeze and crippling storms gripping the eastern United States and upper Midwest are having significant effects on normal life and commerce.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Viktor Yanukovych: From partner to violent kleptocrat

Viktor Yanukovych: From partner to violent kleptocrat

Over the course of four years the international image of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has evolved from partner to violent kleptocrat.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obama's two Americas

Obama's two Americas

U.S. President Barack Obama is dividing the United States into two nations -- one rich, the other increasingly poor and both more likely to elect Democrats.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Syria: Strategic or tragic?

There is agreement that more active engagement by the Obama administration from increasing humanitarian assistance to arming the Syrian opposition is needed and needed now.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Kerry turns blind eye to West Bank terror

Kerry turns blind eye to West Bank terror

An idiom originating more than two plus centuries ago -- from an act of courage in meeting an enemy threat -- applies to an Obama administration choosing to ignore one.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

The changing French alliance

French President Francois Hollande's state visit to the United States this week (without any lady friend in tow) is being touted as a revival of America's oldest alliance. The trouble will be in the newest areas of commerce.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Only 113,000 jobs -- How decadence breeds decay!

The U.S. economy created 113,000 jobs in January, up from 75,000 in December. Colder than average weather was a factor but that simply doesn't explain two consecutive months of poor performance.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

What to expect from Friday's jobs report

Economists expect the U.S. Labor Department to report Friday that the U.S. economy added 181,000 jobs in January.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

CBO report low-balls Obamacare effects on employment

A new Congressional Budget Office report once again low-balls the effects of the Affordable Care Act on labor force participation and the U.S. economy.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Super Bowl, Super Power?

Super Bowl, Super Power?

How does the United States win in the foreign policy Super Bowls in which it plays?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
The Pelosi School of Foreign Policy

The Pelosi School of Foreign Policy

Obama's comment the Iranian nuclear deal is "for the sake of our national security" isn't true.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obama's minimum wage ploy hurts the working poor

Obama's minimum wage ploy hurts the working poor

U.S. President Barack Obama puts his political fortunes above the least among us by badgering Republicans in Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Ukraine's grim vacuum

Ukraine's grim vacuum

The verbal support given over the weekend by top United States and European officials to the embattled opposition in Ukraine has not greatly clarified the country's prospects.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Media misinterprets pope's message to the world

I thought it a remarkable turn of events that liberal news sources are complimentary of Pope Francis's recent Apostolic Exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" ("The Joy of the Gospel"), while conservative news sources are critical of it.
PETER A. LACHANCE, UPI Outside View Commentator
State of the Union mixes sound and foolish proposals

State of the Union mixes sound and foolish proposals

Promising to address inequality and strengthen the middle class, U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address combined sound and foolish proposals, laced with good old fashioned demagoguery.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Needed: A new NATO for the 21st century

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the annual Munich Security Conference. First focused on Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Cold War, several years ago the conference broadened its agenda to cover global security.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Commentary: New dawn in Pakistan?

Pakistan’s new army chief has decided to go after homegrown Taliban terrorists irrespective of their links with members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Islamic 'Martin 'Luther' issues his proclamation

Two high-profile personalities recently took actions -- one outside the United States and one within -- that couldn't be any farther apart in terms of their global impact.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
State of the Union and crafting a winning GOP strategy

State of the Union and crafting a winning GOP strategy

U.S. President Barack Obama, dogged by the bungled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and a slow economic recovery, is declaring war on inequality.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

The inequality craze

U.S. President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, the International Monetary Fund and this year's Davos meeting all agreed that rising inequality is one of the great issues of our time.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Obama blind to facts on extended unemployment benefits

Obama blind to facts on extended unemployment benefits

President Obama says reluctance to reinstate long-term jobless benefits is heartless and harmful to the economy. That contradicts the facts and sound economics.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
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