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Putin as carnivore

The unfolding Ukraine crisis has become a classic example of the complex nature of power in the modern age.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Putin's gamble

Russian President Vladimir Putin may think he's won the current battle of Ukraine but he's likely to lose the war.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Corporate tax reform plan is step in right direction

After years of waiting, U.S. taxpayers, workers and businesses should be encouraged by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's proposal to overhaul the outdated U.S. corporate tax code.
DAVID WILLIAMS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Tax reform: Eliminate the income tax and IRS

Americans desperately want a fairer tax system and relief from arbitrary treatment by the Internal Revenue Service. True reform requires simply junking the personal and corporate incomes in favor of a consumption tax.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Don't reinvent the Russian bear and Chinese dragon

Don't reinvent the Russian bear and Chinese dragon

Last week's geopolitical guidance to politicians was "Don't lose wars." This week's advice is "Don't reinvent Russian bears and Chinese dragons."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Genocide in Fallujah

The unfolding tragedy in the Iraqi city of Fallujah seems to have slipped off the international radar screen as the focus of the global community drifts from Syria to Ukraine and back again.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Mocking Obama's Iran policy

In an Iranian mosque with hundreds of worshipers present and thousands more watching on television, he denigrated the United States and urged his listeners to chant "Death to America."
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Can the new Ukraine succeed?

Can the new Ukraine succeed?

After the euphoria of a successful popular revolution, Ukraine's problems begin now. And they will be compounded by the competing tug of four great powers.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Obama to propose wholly political budget

U.S. President Barack Obama is putting the finishing touches on his budget message to Congress. Media reports indicate the document would be criminal if it wasn't so comical!
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Raising minimum wage to $8.25 is best option

Raising minimum wage to $8.25 is best option

The recent Congressional Budget Office Report confirms raising the minimum wage in line with inflation to $8.25 is the best course.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Geopolitics 101 -- Don't lose wars!

Prior to entering national office, politicians of all stripes and especially U.S. presidents-elect and members of Congress should take a short course in Geopolitics 101.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
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
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