For many years on my Virginia farm I had my corn crop in the ground by the end of March. But that has not been the case for the last 10 years. Spring planting season has become more and more delayed because of changes in our weather patterns. Nowadays, I find myself planting corn in May.
Imagine a progressive president fighting to fix the insane economic inequality in the country or to end the senseless drug war or best of all battling to get money out of politics. Wouldn't that be wonderful? Well, that's not the president we have. We have one who is coasting. But God knows what he's coasting toward.
Last week, President Obama asked the American people to keep his liberal economic policies at the front of their minds this election season. Or as he put it: "These policies are on the ballot -- every single one of them."
A total GOP Congress presents the only possible circumstance that can still make the Obama presidency a great one. The vehicle to greatness will be his veto power.
What can we learn from the mess of the 2012 election? Could someone who isn't Nate Silver use past polling errors to make predictions for this next election? It's time to start looking at the old polling data to see what might have gone wrong.
Here's my conversation with Kenny Shelton about the history of the U.S. Secret Service, my personal dealings with them and the controversial breaches of presidential security that led to the sudden resignation of Director Julia Pierson October 1, 2014.
Frum-Alter disagree on two big topics: is Obama's ISIS strategy of "containment" capable of driving the group back? Can Republicans come back by developing economic solutions for anxious middle-class boomers and by being culturally tolerant? How do either when right-wing media dumbs base down?
A full-blooded war in its early stages is now underway, involving two antagonists, the Islamic State led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known to his followers as Caliph Ibrahim, and the United States of America, led by President Barack Obama.
This Israeli fantasy of making peace with the Arabs without first making peace with the Palestinians has been around for decades. It is, in effect, a desire to turn the Arab Peace Initiative on its head. As is often the case, Netanyahu's clever, but disingenuous, ploys can't stand up in the face of reality.
The head of the Secret Service abruptly resigned, after she got grilled by Congress over several disconcerting lapses which happened on her watch. She fell on her sword immediately, to her credit, rather than drawing the story out day after day.
Worried about protecting the White House? They've got it covered! ...
Now is a defining moment of leadership between the U.S. and India. Any strategic partnership must include engagements on public health in order to fulfill the extraordinary promise of the world´s two largest democracies.
One of these guys is very wrong, and neither one delivered any real context to their analyses. Each view is a kind of cartoony boardwalk caricature of the president, rather than an accurate portrayal of the real-life leader.
What is the center of gravity for this 21st century hybrid outfit ISIS? Has the administration identified a center of gravity? And if so, is its assessment correct? It's all more than a bit unclear, as you'll see.
Will the Tea Party/Koch/Brothers/GOP defend us from Ebola or do we need government involved in healthcare after all?
"The country is definitely better off than we were when I came into office," the president said. Notice that he said "the country" is better off. He didn't say, "You're better off."