In the string of amazing decisions made during the first year of the Obama administration, nothing seems more like sheer insanity than the decision to try foreign terrorists, who have committed acts of war against the United States, in federal court, as if they were American citizens accused of crimes. . . .
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Richard Lugar (R-IN) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) have jointly written a compelling case to end the travel ban for all Americans desiring to go to Cuba. . . .
The presidents of the United States and Russia said yesterday their governments would reach agreement next month on a successor to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, but a U.S. official warned that the new deal would not be in place when the 1991 pact expires on Dec. 5, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, Nov. 13). . . .
In a San Jose State University poll released Monday, Campbell, a former Silicon Valley congressman seeking the GOP nomination for governor, crushed his competition — former eBay chief Meg Whitman and state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, a valley entrepreneur. . . .
Kornelius Kraft (University of Dortmund, Department of Economics) and Stefanie Neimann have posted "Effect of Labor Division between Wife and Husband on the Risk of Divorce: Evidence from German Data" on SSRN. . . .
Presenting a united front on Iran's nuclear energy program, President Barack Obama and Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev warned Sunday that they were losing patience with Tehran and wouldn't wait much longer for it to accept a proposal to resolve the dispute. . . .
Former Czech president Vaclav Havel warned against new forms of totalitarianism in his speech that he ended by the exclamation "People, Look Out," at Charles University's Faculty of Arts Saturday. . . .