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Kozachik: U.S. dedication to 'protocols' is risking lives of Afghan refugees

"I do not for a moment believe we are bound by our 'protocols' and have to simply force people to file the usual paperwork, pay the fees and sit in line. That mentality is killing people." — Councilman Steve Kozachik ... Read more»

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Talking turkey! How the Thanksgiving bird got its name (and then lent it to film flops)

Just as turkey is a versatile meat – and the standard centerpiece of America's Thanksgiving Day dinner – so too is the word “turkey,” which can refer to everything from the bird itself to a populous Eurasian country to movie flops.... Read more»

McCain, Flake face light questioning in chummy confirmation hearing

Cindy McCain, whose late husband served more than 30 years in the Senate, and former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who served on Foreign Relations, faced light questioning during their confirmation hearing to be ambassadors to the United Nations food programs and to Turkey, respectively.... Read more»

Flake a 'risky' pick as Turkish ambassador, but likely to be confirmed

President Joe Biden’s choice of former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican never-Trumper with no formal diplomatic experience, to be the next ambassador to Turkey was “risky” – but is still likely to win confirmation, analysts said. ... Read more»

Jeff Flake nominated as Biden's ambassador to Turkey

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican who walked away from the Senate over his distaste for Donald Trump's burgeoning support in the GOP, was named Thursday as President Biden's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey.... Read more»1

Commentary

Remembering the 'unjustly dead' on Los Días de los Muertos

"On Los Días de los Muertos, it’s customary to build a makeshift altar as an act of honor and remembrance. Let these words be my altar."... Read more»

Az's Schweikert among 129 House Republicans who join rebuke of Trump on Syria

Three Arizona Republicans held fast with President Donald Trump as the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to rebuke the president’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers join critics of Trump’s Syria troop withdrawal

Arizona lawmakers joined a growing bipartisan chorus critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops from Northern Syria, even as Trump continued to defend the plan Thursday. ... Read more»

Factchecking Bernie Sanders on income inequality

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that “in America we now have more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth.” Not really. Sanders excludes nations such as Russia, Turkey and Brazil from his definition of “major.”... Read more»

Europe takes a harder line on migrants

The EU is moving away from saving lives, focusing instead on keeping newcomers out.... Read more»1

World War I still etched into European psyche

Later this week, the world will mark 100 years since the assassination of an Austrian prince in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo dragged the great powers of the time into a conflict they called "the war to end all wars." ... Read more»

Cheney's misguided missile attack

Dick Cheney says President Obama scrapped the Bush administration’s missile defense system in Europe “at the mere request” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s false. ... Read more»

Analysis

How the war in Syria has become a terrible, tragic mess

Syrian civilians are caught in the middle as rebel forces fight the government, Kurdish forces, and each other.... Read more»

Analysis

Syria’s agony, Washington’s quandary

It's all but official: The United States and its allies have accepted that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and they are prepared to respond. The big question now is how? And, even more important, to what end?... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Filmmaker facing funding deadline for mariachi documentary

Bankruptcy attorney Jesse R. Callahan, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes, documentary filmmaker Daniel Buckley, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry head Glenn Hamer... Read more»

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