U.S.-Afghan Security Agreement Must Focus on Border

The United States and Afghanistan have negotiated a security agreement that Karzai says the future government in Kabul must decide whether it will accept it or not. His regime has also been talking to the Taliban, trying to make peace with them.

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Concussions in the N.F.L.

The National Football League must make stronger football helmets, but they shouldn’t change the game. Ultimately, the doctor must have the final word. If the physician says you can’t play yet, that’s the end of it, regardless what the player and the team think.

Moscow Must Pressure Tehran, Like Damascus

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani seeks better relations and talks with the United States. This is a positive development and ought to be pursued, but talks can also be used as a delay tactic and result in nothing.

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Raise Debt Ceiling with Significant, But Careful, Deficit Reduction

The federal government will shut down in two weeks, and America could default, if the Administration and Congress, especially House Republicans, fail to agree on raising the debt ceiling and paying the country’s bills.

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Instead of Defunding ObamaCare, Make It Affordable

Some conservative Republicans are still dreaming about defunding or repealing ObamaCare, which is the law of the land, whether we like it or not. Speaker Boehner and other Republicans have moved away from the idea of defunding, which could result in a government shutdown, but the most-conservative Republicans still believe in defunding.

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Minimum Wage Should Be Higher, But…

The minimum wage ought to be higher, but not under current antibusiness antilabor conditions!

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Stop Racial Profiling, Not ‘Stop and Frisk’

Rudy Giuliani started ‘stop and frisk’, dramatically reducing crime in New York City, and reduction in the crime rate has continued under Mayor Bloomberg.

A federal judge recently declared the law is unconstitutional, because it unfairly profiles racial minorities.

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Egyptians Need Stability and Representation

Egypt is on the brink of civil war and the military must move quickly to establish national reconciliation among all Egyptians.

Mohamed Morsi was democratically-elected as president by a majority of the people, and must be allowed to go free to begin the process of reconciliation. While terrorism and extremism should not be allowed, the Islamic perspective should be represented in Egypt’s government.

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