An Urban's Rural View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Sep 28, 2015 06:00 AM CDT

So Xi Jinping got his state dinner at the White House after all, contrary to the recommendations of certain Republican presidential hopefuls. And the Chinese president didn't have to settle for a Big Mac; President Barack Obama served him Colorado lamb and Maine lobster.

The fancy feast took place on a day when Pope Francis and John Boehner were dominating the headlines, so it got surprisingly little media attention for a state event starring the leaders of the world's two most important economies.

There were, to be sure, reports on the Obama-Xi agreement on climate change. It may or may ...

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