The Vietnamese - victims of invasion, aggression and atrocities - haven't forgotten us.
This kind of economy stands on three legs: raw materials, cheap labor, and as little regulation from government as possible.
Unless you've spent the winter lost on the Pacific Crest Trail, you know that middle-class incomes have slipped again.
The dangers inherent in the GOP's congressional victory last fall are growing more apparent with the passing of each day; but all is not lost.
It was a spectacle that had few if any parallels in the modern history of nations.
President Obama's request to authorize use of military force against the so-called Islamic State opens unhappy comparisons with earlier misguided U.S. military ventures.
Looking at it through a wide-angled lens, we've been staying at people's houses for hundreds of years; saving money, meeting people, really immersing ourselves in the culture.
Only a sharp turn to peace and non-violence stands a ghost's chance of extricating humankind from this awful and seemingly intractable situation.
In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.
"I am looking at my treasured coin and wondering about Volodya."