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How to contain Iran

How to contain Iran

A deal would put Iran’s nuclear program back in a box, making it easier to tackle all those other problems without causing a war.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Iran has been at war for 40 years

Iran has been at war for 40 years

PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com By  Mohammed Alyaha in The Wall Street Journal (Tuesday, May 28, 2019) “The U.S. plans to send 1,500 troops and other military assets to the Middle East to counter the Iranian threat.  Those who worry about the possibility of war ignore that Iran is already at war and has been […]

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Last week another deception

Last week another deception

Pressed by the media, the White House reversed course and acknowledged the existence of secret ‘side deals’ with Iran.

August 8, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The Iran deal — how bad

The Iran deal — how bad

This issue certainly will play out in the presidential primary and general elections to come.

August 8, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

It’s 1984 in 2015

It’s 1984 in 2015

Orwell was more prophetic than even he might have imagined.

July 14, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Israel better worry — so should we

Israel better worry — so should we

President Obama’s latest decree of what would be an acceptable deal with Iran was not reassuring.

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Israel is pushed under the Iranian bus

Israel is pushed under the Iranian bus

One can argue the merits of the interim agreement but no one can deny that Israel’s options have been severely limited.

December 9, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Israel, again

Israel, again

We in America can never take our eyes off the ball.

November 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Politics — big time again

Politics — big time again

As the summer approaches we are about to begin the political season again. That’s the real big-time politics, not our amateur version just completed. Last year about this time the primary candidates started their stops in Sarasota. Most of them came to our city; I covered them all. It was both interesting and informative.

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

‘Tempest in a Mideast Teapot’

‘Tempest in a Mideast Teapot’

President Obama’s second Mideastern speech last Thursday managed to infuriate almost everyone. This is usually a sign of a balanced address, and Mr. Obama’s effort may be no exception

May 27, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »