China wants to pass U.S. as economic power

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On a train from Xi'an to Beijing, traveling 180 miles an hour as it cuts through air so polluted you can't see the tops of city skyscrapers... Read more

Near East's future tech mecca, rare fresh air

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Xi'an - The contrast couldn't be more pronounced between the metropolis of Xi'an, which, under the radar of most Americans, is trying to compete... Read more

Clarke the most powerful person in City Hall

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There’s no mystery as to why City Council President Darrell Clarke used a sham consultant’s study to kill the proposed sale of... Read more

Corbett's fate rests with economy

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Polls show Gov. Corbett is losing his bid for reelection. He’s likable enough, coming across as a grandfatherly good guy who may have... Read more

Politicians exploiting teachers' plight

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I haven’t seen so much demagoguery since George Wallace was running for president by calling out “pointy-headed liberals.” I’m... Read more

Do Chinese see Americans as arrogant?

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A visit to The Inquirer by a delegation of Chinese journalists this week may have provided some insight into how many in that nation think... Read more

No way Washington team's name is positive

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When Philadelphia and Washington meet Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, neither the football players nor the fans are likely to spend much... Read more

Adrian Peterson should have 'spared the rod'

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Anyone old enough to remember when corporal punishment of children was not only common in most homes, but also in many schools, is probably... Read more