Before the entire world, the president of the United States has committed his country to a complex and challenging task that will take years. Whatever the obstacles and costs, there can be no turning back.
The US military, by pursuing an ambiguously defined and premature intervention in Syria is ironically playing right into the hands of both ISIS and Assad to the detriment of America's national security.
While there are many issues that divide us, this is one area where we could find steps to take together to defeat wheat rust and at the same time honor Dr. Borlaug.
Powerful speeches contain powerful content. For that content to shine though, it must be mounted into a powerful structure. Barack Obama's speech today at the UN General Assembly contained both.
After this week, no one ever needs to feel alone in this fight. We are millions of people, all around the world. Together, we have power that even the wealthiest corporations in the world will be unable to resist.
How fast we've moved from peace to war, from hope to despair. Of course, like so many reports about U.S. military action, there was no mention of civilian casualties or other "collateral damage."
Measuring the president's approval rating is riddled with pitfalls. The Gallup poll feels more like a barometer for people's take on how messed up the world is at the moment, and boy, does the world feel messed up at the moment.
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It wasn't a speech. It wasn't even an address. It was a book report. Speaking Tuesday on the White House lawn as Marine 1 spooled up it's engines behind him, President Obama tripped-up the media.
It still needs to be seen whether the American-led coalition has a political strategy for the day after. Weeks ago, Obama said there was not such strategy, but now there is a military intervention, and military intervention has to be accompanied by a political plan. Time to have one. It may be late, but hopefully not too late.
You can't win in electoral politics unless you do what Wasserman Schultz is criticized for doing. You just have to look like you're not doing those things. Everyone in politics knows that.
It's time to stop the spin and make one thing perfectly clear: Pundits and politicos make speeches. Working people make change. The power of our vote will be felt at the polls in November.
We sat down with Paul Bridges to talk about the economic benefits of immigration reform, the consequences of the House of Representatives' failure to act, and what he hopes the president will do to fix our broken immigration system.