In acknowledging an entity's statehood, governments open the doors to treaty relations, trade, foreign aid, and, potentially, membership in the United Nations.
During his White House tenure, Kass took on several additional roles around food policy including Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign. Kass is also the first person in the history of the White House to have had a position in the Executive Office of the President and the Residence.
In light of the upcoming Presidential election, of course gaining a competitive edge is one of the most difficult aspects for the campaigners. But eve...
My son is learning about the presidents in his first-grade class. We came up with a genius idea to take him to Washington D.C. for an extended vacation to have him enrich his learning firsthand.
Upon arrival to The Grove in Hertfordshire, I knew something was up. Police were at the gates and more police were on the long, pastoral roadway leading into The Grove. And there was a general atmosphere that suggested something special was going on. With the regular parking lot closed, we pulled right in front. "What's going on?" I asked? Tight lips, no answers.
Voters want a candidate who will fight for the nomination. In Clinton's case, it is especially difficult when you begin the campaign as a front runner.
There's nothing in the Constitution that requires term-limits for the Vice President of the United States. With that in mind, why isn't Vice President Joe Biden part of the mix when it comes to those being contemplated as possible running mates for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?
Anita Hill believed in the system and trusted the process, even though in the end it betrayed her. The Republican obstructionists today have disrespected the system, turned their back on the process, and taken the coward's way out.
An unprecedented number of people attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year are engaged in refugee affairs.
The disdain that the Amish faithful feel for family members who reject their all-encompassing religious worldview is such that they refuse to dine with them at the same table.
In recent months a number of studies have looked at the effects of the Affordable Care Act, i.e., Obamacare. The most recent release demonstrates that the law greatly increased access to health care--with a disproportionate amount of the benefit going to non-white Americans.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
By David Wemer As Europe reels from the horrific attacks in Brussels, politicians and commentators have struggled to...
Why does it serve United States' interests to adopt the Saudi line that Iran is an implacably hostile force that sows instability throughout the Middle East and with whom any form of normalization is dangerous?
At first glance, the connection between improving public safety and ensuring a person leaving jail or prison has fair access to housing may not seem o...
To further assuage Saudi Arabia over the nuclear agreement with Iran, Obama has unnecessarily provided the new reckless Saudi leadership with military assistance, as the monarchy has militarily intervened in nearby Yemen's civil war -- all the while bombing civilians indiscriminately.