The basis of Trump's support isn't all that much of a mystery. In fact, his appeals are crafted - intentionally or not - to appeal to a bulwark of the contemporary Republican Party. That constituency is authoritarians.
Before the agreement officially gained the support it needed to survive on Capitol Hill, Aslan was one of more than seventy Middle East and foreign affairs scholars who sent a letter to Congress urging members to back the deal.
"We must ... never surrender to judicial tyranny." -- Mike Huckabee "it's absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberty." -- Ra...
The release of another batch of Hillary Clinton emails, courtesy of the State Department, provides an opportunity to glimpse inside the formation of the Obama administration's approach to Iran in the early days of his presidency.
There were only a few things wrong with the massive parade today in Beijing celebrating the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, Victory over Japan Day. The folks doing the celebrating only tangentially represent the Chinese who most actively resisted the Japanese invaders. And the celebration itself, meant to signify China's emerging superpower status, fell a little flat.
In 2013, a U.S. Senate committee exposed the fact that too many federal contractors are violating federal wage laws and health and safety standards, yet continue to profit off of U.S. taxpayers with repeat contracts.
Would that President Obama meant what he said when, as he began his symbolic, climate-change-awareness trek to Alaska, he declared: "The time to plead ignorance is surely past."
With President Obama expected to give a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline sometime this Labor Day weekend, the company behind the pipeline and people throughout the affected states anxiously await the verdict.
This week, delegates met in Bonn, Germany, to take steps to create a workable draft for a deal. The hope is that the agreement will show just how much pollution will be cut and exactly how much money rich nations will offer poorer countries to deal with their own growing energy and climate adaptation needs.
It is not helpful to our foreign policy for two lone California lawmakers to issue an unrealistic statement in the final weeks of a high-stakes debate urging Congress to reject an international agreement.
Enemies are real, but reducing their capacity and danger is a goal worth achieving. When you can't completely defeat an enemy at a given point in time -- or not without other dire consequences -- smart diplomacy is better than more failed and destructive wars.
I am proud that this summer a delegation of Harlemites led by The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC)'s President Lloyd Williams and Council member Inez Dickens returned from their successful mission to Havana, Cuba, where I helped arrange their meetings with senior officials of the Cuban government regarding trade, business and tourism and our anticipated first annual cultural exchange program in 2016 -- Harlem Meets Havana.
As a new generation of voters and politicians come to power, however, we may be moving towards more comprehensive ecological policy. Millennials care more about environmental issues than their older counterparts.
After spending the last year and a half soaring high above the stage floor of the New Amsterdam Theatre aboard a magic carpet, Courtney Reed (who plays Princess Jasmine in the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin) was ready for some more down-to-earth activities.
We need to remember how artists' work can make things easier to see, that together we must continue to make our country a more vibrant, transparent, clear-eyed, self-aware place.
This is far from a perfect agreement, but it is a worthy agreement that represents the best way to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon, and we would be wise not to walk away from it, especially since there is simply no better alternative arrangement out there.