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Updated at 9:39 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 7:57 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 2:16 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 12, 2015 at 2:21 PM

The shocking physical attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in Seoul may appear just the latest negative news from the Korean peninsula. On March 10 he left the hospital, five days after being slashed in a knife attack by a deranged fanatical...

Updated Mar 10, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Hello, you are reading this column in 2015.

Updated Mar 9, 2015 at 9:00 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 10:24 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 8:27 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 11:43 AM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 8:40 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.

Posted Feb 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM

While all employees of our city are servants committed to their jobs, there is a group of employees that have dedicated their lives to serve our city as they protect our citizens in a very special way.

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