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An aid armada arrives

If you have ever set foot on an aircraft carrier, you know their incredible size and capability.

A political signal is sent

The Affordable Care Act is in trouble. That’s not news.

Does supertyphoon Haiyan prove global warming exists? Did the dearth of Atlantic hurricanes this year make global warming a fiction?

Finding a natural balance

Like the 2004 East Asian tsunami and the 2011 Tohoku quake/tsunami in Japan, the scale of destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan is hard to comprehend.

Crafting a fair bargain

Iran is attempting to get painful economic sanctions lifted. The US et al. are trying to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Of politics and time

Americans made local decisions this week that may or may not have national implications. Election 2016 is 156 weeks from now. That’s a lot of eternities.

War and remembrance

Every so often a war criminal is unmasked, an unexploded bomb is unearthed, or an anniversary reawakens the central trauma of the 20th century, World War II.

Iran’s silent majority

The street theater in Tehran said less about who took part than about the millions of silent Iranians who didn’t. They’ve already made known their preference.

The breakup of Yugoslavia was all but inevitable. Centuries of ethnic disputes were papered over during the 27-year rule of Josip Broz Tito.

A team with spirit

The team that won the 2013 World Series was rare in professional sports: a real team whose members pulled for each other, refrained from tantrums and showboating, and stepped aside when one or the other teammate stepped up.