Last year's Paris Climate Agreement at COP21 marked a paradigm shift in the international response to climate change. Few can deny that COP21, thanks in part to Europe's leadership, achieved the first multilateral climate agreement since the Kyoto Protocol.
President Obama is the first sitting president to visit a city we rained death and destruction on, so the whole world was watching and listening to what he's saying and doing there.
Many including me have consistently given Bernie Sanders the credit for fighting for what he believes in and suggesting he should decide on his own wh...
War movies deal in the extremes of human behavior. The best films address not only destruction on a vast scale but also plumb the depths of humanity's response to the grotesque horror of war.
Captain America: Civil War is proving to be a massive popular hit around the world. And it's doing it by imaginatively knitting together elements from the dozen earlier films in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe in ways far more reminiscent of classic long-form television.
President Obama is not one to shy away from historic moments. His Hiroshima trip is further evidence of that. But, again, nice words in Hiroshima are not enough. With his $1 trillion upgrade to our nuclear arsenal the president has moved us backwards, away from the goals he set early in his presidency.
For over four decades, leaders from the world’s major advanced economies have gathered to discuss pressing global challenges at the annual Group...
Some of the most poetic, prophetic, and truthful words ever written about war can be found in the lyrics of Bob Dylan's Masters of War. It sums up the...
The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have not produced eternal peace. Instead they opened a Pandora's box that can never be fully locked back up.
President Obama's visit to Hiroshima this morning was a piece of history. He rose to the occasion in his remarks, speaking not only of the need to eliminate nuclear weapons but also questioning the institution of war itself, all with a clear focus on the devastating human consequences of armed conflict.
Yesterday afternoon I endured the livestream of Donald Trump's "energy policy" speech from the stage at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conferenc in Nor...
The most common response is that Bernie as yet has not been tested by the Republican's slime machine. This meme is repeated so often (especially by Hillary surrogates) that it has taken on the status of conventional wisdom. It must be true or why would everyone be saying it?
Another President, Harry S. Truman famously said that he didn't lose any sleep over the bombing, but I'm pretty sure that had it been me I'd have tossed and turned, thinking about the civilians who would die horrific deaths as a result of my decision.
The roots of this deportation regime must be eradicated and replaced. But this will not occur by asking the federal government to be more "humanitarian" in carrying out its regime of immigrant and territorial exclusion.
The atomic bombs that America dropped on Japan in August of 1945 took more than 200,000 lives. But they probably saved mine.
Trump only likes veterans when he thinks they can give him PR cover -- like when he needed a reason to duck a debate moderated by Megyn Kelly, leading to his sham fundraiser for veterans.