Post Archive

June 18, 2013

Last week, the New York Times finally ran a piece on a story that had been circulation around the Internet for months. A woman purchasing...

The ongoing saga of Edward Snowden has at least been moving in the right direction for President Obama. Snowden may once have tried to position...

With the Palestinians stiffing Secretary of State John Kerry’s calls for them to rejoin talks with Israel without—as President Obama has asked them to do—preconditions,...

If you believe the headlines, peace is breaking out--or about to break out--in Afghanistan. The breathlessly relayed news of the moment is that the Taliban...

Did you think the seemingly endless 2012 presidential election started way too soon? If so, you weren’t alone. But we may think back on that...

Two and half years into the Syrian civil war, with 93,000 confirmed deaths and counting, more than 5 million displaced civilians (that’s 25 percent of...

For all the cynicism directed at the rational self-interest of American politicians, it does serve to simplify political interpretation: when we aren’t expressly told the...

Despite widespread disagreement about how Hassan Rowhani’s election as president affects the chances of a diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear program, just about everyone appears...

I have been traveling in Azerbaijan and Iraq for the better part of a month with sometimes limited Internet access, and so I missed this...

The problem with the willingness of so many in the West to buy into the myth that Hassan Rowhani’s election in Iran provides a meaningful...

According to the most recent CNN poll, President Obama’s approval rating dropped eight points over the past month (it’s down to 45 percent, his lowest...

It’s always risky when congressmen affix their names to organizations which sound both innocuous and harmless, because they seldom are. It used to be common...