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Updated at 10:38 AM

“The Four Tigers” is a shorthand label for the dynamic economies of East Asia which achieved strikingly rapid growth from the 1960s into the 1990s – Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.The passing of the dominant leader of one of them is a good time to discuss all of them. On March 23, Singapore leader Lee Kwan Yew died at the age of 91. For over half a century, he and his organization have controlled government in the city-state of Singapore.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 8:57 PM

About 15 years ago in Winter Haven, Florida, Thomas Roe Oldt, a columnist for the local paper, The Ledger, wrote about the quick and unlikely arrest of two teenagers accused of murder.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Iran is now a source of tremendous strain in United States domestic politics as well as foreign policy. Escalating divisions between Democrats and Republicans are greatly complicating our foreign policy. In the end, this may strengthen the influence...

Updated Mar 10, 2015 at 9:43 AM

Hello, you are reading this column in 2015.

Updated Mar 9, 2015 at 9:58 AM

Sports announcer Howard Cosell made famous the phrase “Tell it like it is.” He prided himself on laying out his words of description for the listener just the way he saw it and letting the listener decide for himself just what occurred and, perhaps,...

Updated Mar 6, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson said his department is fully prepared to allow its protection of Congress to expire at the end of the week, insisting that the nation’s lawmakers had failed a fundamental test of looking out for the...

Updated Mar 6, 2015 at 9:27 AM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case filed by Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s so-called “moratorium” on executions.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 12:48 PM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 9:41 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM

The great thing about a 10-year plan is that there are so few things that are truly impossible.In 10 years I could go from only playing golf a couple of times a year to becoming the top golfer on the Champions Tour.

Updated Feb 9, 2015 at 10:05 AM

A friend asked me last week how I would rank the Obama administration in comparison to the other presidencies of U.S. history. He finished his query by adding, “Would he be last?” I will ignore his follow-up comment and focus on some comparisons,...

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