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Bob Franken: Tangled friendships

...that have been so successful that President Barack Obama had to use U.S. military force against them, first by sending "advisers" back into Iraq - a war-torn nation from which he had undone the U.S. deadly commitment and bragged about it - and now...
A look at the Soldotna-Skyview co-curricular consolidation

...direction of Terri Zopf-Schoessler and the dance program under Jeannie Young.Syverson said the student council activity advisers worked hard to merge the two programs and now will be under the direction of Lana Syverson.Principal Syverson is not only...

...plan their media strategies.Crossroads, which accepts unlimited donations and has some of the GOP's top strategists as advisers, also plans to spend more cash on House campaigns.Crossroads' ad plan is just the latest example of high outside spending...
What others say: Is Baghdad the next Saigon?

...control of wide swaths of those nations. Bloodshed is ubiquitous, the death toll rising. President Obama has sent military advisers and a few hundred troops to Baghdad to protect U.S. interests, including the embassy and its personnel.Whatever unsteady...
What others say: Bringing soldier home the right call inform Congress about their release beforehand, the Obama administration ignored the law, an action the president's advisers have sought to justify by claiming that the Taliban had threatened to kill Sgt. Bergdahl if it became public.This, too...

...home run. "Ahead of the president's speech, Obama's top advisers have been holding private meetings with congressional lawmakers...of Seven leaders in Brussels. Obama's top foreign policy advisers, including Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary...
Cal Thomas: First redistribute Vatican wealth

...and Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. It doesn't work. In fact, according to a 2014 report by the Council of Economic Advisers, the percentage of the population in poverty declined just 16 percent between 1967 and 2012 and, in 2012, "there were 49...

...likely policy issues that it raises?'"Podesta led the 90-day review, along with some of Obama's economic and science advisers. The goal, Podesta said, was to assess whether current laws and policies about privacy are sufficient. But an unexpected...
Bob Franken: The graduate speakers

...Don Sterling was a big "get." And Cooper did his usual fine job interviewing him. Sterling might want to hire some new PR advisers, though, because he just dug a deeper hole for himself. Asked about Magic Johnson, the basketball great who has been harshly...
What others say: Obama must stress durability of U.S. Pacific role

...Israeli-Palestinian conflict have all demanded their share of the spotlight. Ukraine is the latest crisis to preoccupy the president and his advisers. Cuts in the defense budget mean the U.S. will have fewer military assets to bring to bear in the world. So Asian allies...


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