A congressional rejection of the military intervention in Syria will give Obama the right excuse to avoid military action and to accomplish his mission: calling the Russian bluff with a bluff.
News of the Republican Party’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. The party controls both chambers and has a lot of strong candidates for the 2016 elections.
Despite his conservative critics, Obama’s opening to Cuba is as significant as Nixon’s opening to China in 1972. The arguments against this step forward just don’t pass muster.
In spite of the violent crackdown on protesters in Egypt, the United States continues to avoid reviewing its policy regarding military aid to the country. The Obama administration has good reason to be cautious.
The case of Darren Wilson shows that a legal decision, whether made by justices, tribunals or juries can be wrong, both as a matter of law and as a matter of morality.
Brown and Garner are but two names in a long list of black men and women who have perished at the hands of police. These are not personal issues or isolated incidents: they are tragic reflections of a deeply broken system.
President Obama seeks to strengthen his historical legacy by reaching out to Cuba, but can he succeed where Presidents Ford and Carter have failed?
The United States hoped to build Turkey into a model democracy in the Middle East, and to wait out the turmoil of the Arab Spring. Both policies have failed.