Since his death Saturday, a great deal has been written about Kim Jong Il's diplomatic mastery. The North Korean dictator, after inheriting power from his father in 1994, played a weak hand brilliantly, it is said.
When we gave Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton our "good year"in 2010, we thought she was headed toward a little bit of a letdown in 2011. Boy, were we wrong. (Mental note: Stop counting out the Clintons.
While it's a good thing that our state government has projected a surplus over the next two years, clearly, legislators who think they will have an easy time in the upcoming session should think again.
WASHINGTON - When historians look back at last week's European Union summit, their most likely reaction will be: "Huh?"
Confronted with looming catastrophe in Greece, Italy and Spain, European leaders convened but accomplished nothing of relevance.
Tucked into the resignation letter Republican State Chairman Tony Sutton issued on Dec. 2 was an acknowledgement that a GOP-backed tax law change has contributed to the financial trouble that beset his party on his watch.