There has been a great deal of speculation about Joe Biden's intentions as the leaves begin to turn. Will he run for the White House a third time or will he ride out on a high note, perhaps to be the next Secretary of State should a Democrat win in 2016?
The governor in question is Louisiana's Bobby Jindal. He took the occasion to breach traditional political etiquette as well as respect for the Oval Office. In a letter to the president, Jindal warned Obama not to mention climate change in a New Orleans-based speech commemorating the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Throughout his tenure, Barack Obama has talked a good game about issues that he cares about, while simultaneously making policy decisions that have the exact opposite effect. He has always talked the talk.
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American and Pakistani officials have discussed the elimination of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan for at least the last two decades. Why, then, has the United States failed to secure Pakistan's acquiescence to its demands?
Obama has blocked all of Iran's pathways to a bomb. But more importantly, he has proven to America that security is better achieved through diplomacy than through militarism.
The recent cratering of the Chinese stock market left some scars on our 401(k) plans and dominated recent headlines. Some called it a correction. I tend to think of it as another glimpse into the crazy house-of-cards economy in China.
It is tragically ironic that President Obama is allowing Shell to move forward with oil drilling when the Arctic is already being impacted by climate change.
Scott Walker has been very vocal in the last month calling for Obama to cancel the visit, calling China a "strategic competitor" and saying "we should expect more out of China." There's only one problem with this rhetoric coming from Scott Walker. It's a tad hypocritical.
Given that we already have a New York, a New Jersey, and a New Mexico, Nevada will be changed to "New Wealth," reflecting the contribution Las Vegas has made to the state's otherwise pitiful tax base.
This month, President Obama must decide whether the Trading With the Enemy Act still authorizes sanctions against Cuba. The act requires an annual determination by the president that a national emergency exists with respect to Cuba, one that justifies sanctions.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Perhaps after this record breaking hot summer we will set a new normal for climate change coverage as well. To date, we have not seen a majority of serious environmental developments covered regularly and with sufficient context and depth on the evening news or on any recurring talk shows. It's time for the news networks to step up their game.
Over the last half-century, an area the size of France in the northern part of Africa has become desert. At the same time, increases in population have led to a spike in development, displacing what was once agricultural land.
We didn't constantly see signs expressing bigotry at Gore, Kerry, or Dean rallies. And that's the difference. When the tea party talks about taking their country back, it's about more than politics alone.
According to the standard narrative, a big part of the success of the Finnish education system is the country's focus on math, science and technology education to prepare its students for 21st century jobs.