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Force feed fed constitutional compliance

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- After the American Revolutionary War, the new country's leaders labored to create a government structure optimizing citizens' self-governance.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Hard data: Jobs market unchanged

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. jobs market isn't shifting into high gear, as some analysts have suggested, and the disappointing December jobs report, standing alone, means nothing.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Asia's growing coal markets

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- In most countries, coal-fired power plants are the main source of electricity due to their safety, reliability and cheaper operating cost and my home country of South Korea is no exception.
LEE KYUNGRO, UPI Outside View Commentator

U.S. economy adds only 74,000 jobs in December

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy created only 74,000 jobs in December well below the 2013 average of 188,000. The U.S. Labor Department report indicates stronger growth for the coming year predicted by many economists may not materialize.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

U.S. food safety a big issue in 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- In the first week of 2014 the news has been dominated by stories related to the safety of food in the United States.
FRANK J. MADURI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Jobs report to indicate whether economy improving

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The December U.S. jobs report will indicate whether things are getting better or whether Obama should admit that after his economic policies aren't doing enough.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Thailand's southern insurgency turns up the heat

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- While all eyes are on Bangkok's intense, domestic political contest, two shocking Thai insurgent attacks in mid-December slipped through the news causing little alarm.
JEFF M. MOORE, UPI Outside View Commentator

Three New Year's wishes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A week after New Year's Day isn't too late for making wishes for 2014.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia's terrorist attack and the message for China

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Those responsible for the Dec. 28 and 29 terrorist attacks on a railway station and trolley bus in Volgograd, Russia, have yet to step forward -- although their identity will come as no surprise.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Extended unemployment benefits slow growth

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Reinstating emergency unemployment benefits, as U.S. President Barack Obama urges, would slow growth and impose unconscionable burdens on the working poor.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Game changers for 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- New Year's Day marks the time for making predictions and resolutions. Game-changing events are among the former. So, here are three game changers that you might not have considered.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue

Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- While nightmares can be terrifying, waking up always brings one back to reality. But what if, as in the horror movie "Nightmare on Elm Street," waking only brought uncertainty as to whether one was returning to reality or a recurring nightmare?
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
A new dictator takes Iraq to the brink

A new dictator takes Iraq to the brink

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The violent arrest in Iraq of leading Sunni Member of Parliament Ahmed al-Alwani marks yet another step in that country's rapid descent into sectarian anarchy and civil war.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Standing strong for America in 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy is gaining strength but the Obamacare train wreck, festering problems in far away China and uncertain leadership at the Federal Reserve could derail the recovery.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Yemen's wars intensify

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Yemen is grabbing sensational headlines again, this time over a controversial Dec. 12 drone attack that killed 14 civilians. Detractors say the target was a wedding convoy, not a terrorist caravan as Washington says.
JEFF MOORE, UPI Outside View Commentator
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