Polluters and their allies line up to attack Obama's new landmark emissions rule; Majority of Americans support cutting emissions and fighting global warming; and Republicans get a new 2016 contender -- try to guess his position on climate change.
Economic data and financial-asset prices don't always paint the same picture about the health of the economy.
President Obama's speech yesterday, defending the Iran agreement against charges made by the Israeli government and its lobby in the United States was, for me, the worst moment yet in my long history with the lobby in general and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in particular.
P.M. Netanyahu spoke yesterday, President Obama today. It amounts to a 15-round boxing match, and while we are not yet close to the last round, the cumulative impression is that the president has the advantage, and he may be increasing his lead.
Because information on the scientific consensus and the potential dangers take a backseat to the alleged debate and cliche images of polar bears clinging to ice blocks, the public remains severely uninformed about the many potential dangers that require action.
Once again, the Obama Administration is being accused of declaring a "war" on suburbia. Nothing could be more absurd and self-serving, or just plain sad. The latest cause for panic is a new rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that says every community that gets HUD money must have a plan to make equal access to housing a reality -- as opposed to a rarely enforced legal principle.
Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.
President Obama's announcement of final rules for his historic plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants illuminated both the strength of his commitment to addressing climate change and the limit of his reach.
As we wash our hands and let the Middle East descend into a new Dark Age, what will the world say to us about the promises we made that we have since forsaken?
Once the targets are set, however, states do not have to use the building blocks as a framework for their plans, and have been given a range of market-based, flexible mechanisms to reach their state targets.
Obama's prison reform agenda is pushing on towards the possibility of achieving another milestone for the reduction of recidivism in this country.
This could be the election where climate change moves front and center -- but only if big business, with its influence and deep pockets, demands it. Will business leaders use their clout to nudge the Republican candidate(s) into supporting climate action? Don't bet against it anymore.
The unprecedented harsh way that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry were/are recently characterized and treated by some members of the Congress and a few politicians concerning the nuclear deal with Iran, could be considered as a symptom of a brewing national moral crisis.
Even if torture works, it's a really, really bad idea. That anyone does it is appalling. That American psychologists participate in and endorse torture is outrageous. The APA and its adherents lose any semblance of credibility.
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is confirming our long-held astonishment that he could be Governor of anything, let alone the 12th largest economy in the world. One day, and hopefully soon, Rick Perry will not seem like a blubbering doofus. That day is not today.
One resource that Senator Paul can invoke to defend his libertarian approach to Cuba is Ronald Reagan's flexible approach to communist countries in transition. That is what Cuba is today.