United 232 and the Miracle in a Cornfield

Carl M. Cannon, RealClearPolitics
Twenty-five years ago today, a traveling Chicago-based corporate accountant named Joseph Trombello finished up the audit he was doing of a hotel property in Grand Junction, Colo., ate dinner, called his wife, and went to sleep. The next day, he was scheduled to fly back, via Denver’s Stapleton International Airport, to O’Hare, and his home 15 minutes from the airport in Vernon Hills, Ill. After a mechanical delay in Grand Junction and a bumpy ride on the propeller plane to Denver, Trombello learned he had a two-hour delay at Stapleton. His company flew him first class, but it was... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Republicans up pressure for fast-track trade authority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some Republican lawmakers on Thursday threatened to withhold support for a Pacific trade pact unless Congress first passes legislation to ensure any deal will go to Congress for an up or down vote, without amendments.
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Gaza War Is the West’s Fault

Nathan Thrall, New York Times
As Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities and Israel follows up its extensive airstrikes with a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, the most immediate cause of this latest war has been ignored: Israel and much of the international community placed a prohibitive set of obstacles in the way of the Palestinian “national consensus” government that was formed in early June. Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Poll: Clinton, Huckabee Top “Favorable” List for 2016

Michael Cipriano, RealClearPolitics
Hillary Clinton is the best known and most well liked of 16 potential 2016 presidential candidates, according to a Gallup poll. More than nine in 10 Americans are familiar with and have an opinion of the former first lady and secretary of state, awarding Clinton with a net favorable rating of plus-19. Clinton trumps the other four Democrats in the survey: Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. While 80 percent of Americans have an opinion of Biden, he earned the lowest net favorable rating among the... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Honduras wants ‘mini-Marshall plan’ for U.S. aid on migrants

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a "mini-Marshall plan" to attack the broader underlying problems.

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We’re Still Waiting for a Progressive Reagan

Chrystia Freeland, Politico
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