Late in 2012, I attended a small briefing with a senior White House security official. Each of the dozen people there had a chance to speak, and most took the opportunity to lobby for something. I asked this question: Who are we rooting for in Syria?
It's been a year since Obama signed an executive order directing federal agencies to modernize chemical plant safety and security policies. Since then federal agencies tasked with developing new requirements for all chemical facilities in the United States have moved painfully slow.
Finally, after six years as commander in chief, Obama may have just articulated his guiding inner vision of leadership during an interview the other day with journalist Thomas Friedman.
Republicans are going to be arguing one thing for Perry, and the exact opposite for Obama. This is going to become more and more obvious to all concerned.
1. I found lyrics to describe today's Middle East. "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the kin...
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may (or may not) have hugged it out, but there is no mistaking that the former secretary of state is looking to create some distance between herself and the president she served.
What we must remember always -- and something I have told many juries in the past -- is that the most powerful person in the world, on a day-to-day basis, is not the president of the United States. No, it is a police officer.
As a black girl I'm constantly worried that my male cousins and friends will have to deal with gang violence. Now I'm worried they'll have to deal with police brutality too.
For the next year and a half President Obama as commander in chief will be making decisions. But there will be a presidential campaign going forward, hopefully including Hillary, and she must tell us how she views the world and America's place in it.
Maliki out-Abadi in; Gregory out-Todd in; Sterling out-Ballmer in. In a week of strife, Shrum and Frum debate two other enduring clashes: was Hillary's comment on Obama's "not doing stupid 'stuff'" nasty or innocent (she thinks the latter); how should cops patrol communities after Brown/Garner?
President Obama is soon to issue executive orders on immigration. To score a huge victory in the inevitable political battle, however, he has to orchestrate it for maximum impact.
As students return to school this fall with the echoes of gunshots and angry protests reverberating across the country, how will teachers address the lessons of Ferguson? Will they even be able to do so?
Just imagine this story. President Barack Obama decides he wants to have a national referendum on being able to have a national referendum during the next general elections.
American vision of reforming and democratizing the Middle East lies in tatters. The ousting of Iraq's Saddam Hussein have unleashed a bloody sectarian and ethnic wars in Iraq and in neighboring Syria and Lebanon.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Attacks on unarmed and innocent civilians continue to be a daily reality, without any end in sight. It's difficult to escape the conclusion that Darfur is the genocide that people got tired of. A terrible epitaph in the wake of so many impassioned declarations of "never again."