Last week's passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. As a host of a U.S. military presence, Washington has long viewed Kampala as a strategic ally in Central and East Africa.
As a black man, my heart aches over the disproportionate numbers of men and boys of color left back by schools, left out of jobs and caught up in crime. As a black public official, I am struck by how little appetite there seems to be among law makers to deal with the root causes of this.
Palestinians expect their leader to have the fight of his life as he goes to Washington for a tough summit with U.S. President Barack Obama March 17.
Obama and Russia, again. It's an ongoing storyline, President Barack Obama's chronic problem in properly reading Russia and in particular, President Vladimir Putin. We're shocked that Putin would intervene militarily in Crimea. Why?
I do not support a two-state plan to bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians. I realize this is not a popular opinion, particularly in the Obama administration. My reasoning is fairly simple. If you have two people who don't get along, why move them closer together? Why not give them space?
For the second month in a row, President Obama had an all-around positive month in the public polls. His job approval average was up, his job disapproval was down, and he has almost completely recovered from the dip his numbers took after the Obamacare website rollout fiasco.
At the moment it appears that whether unlawful or not the occupation of Crimea will not end because of military or economic sanctions by the EU and the United States. Loans will prevent the collapse of Ukraine.
I believe the real Barack Obama is the one who sat cross-legged with students at Washington D.C.'s Powell Elementary School. As the Washington Post's ...
Without sustained, countervailing pressure on Netanyahu from the highest levels of the administration and its supporters in Congress, Netanyahu can expect to yield only to his right-wing base, scuttling the peace talks.
A far better approach would be an idea that has been around for decades: Make the polluter pay. Making polluters pay makes sense because it makes markets more efficient by placing the incentive to reduce pollution where it belongs -- on those responsible for it.
In both cases, the two leaders were dealing with secret, unexpected, armed missions launched by aggressive Russian leaders against Western interests, with little precedent in both cases on how to handle the crises.
Contributors: Kwesi Rollins, Director, Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership and Reuben Jacobson, Senior Research Associate ...
At his recent State of the Union address, President Obama issued a timely challenge to U.S. corporate leaders: partner with the administration voluntarily to absorb more workers needing employment.
President Obama is right to emphasize greater access to college for historically underserved populations, but this is not the way to achieve that goal.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has set off paroxysms of frustration, anger and incredulity in the West, not least in Washington. Some policymakers and pundits are struggling with ways to constructively address the problems raised by Russian action, others struggle to ensure that somehow President Obama is blamed for these events, and many are trying to figure out the complexity, context and background of these events. Understanding the conflict in Crimea, and the best way forward for the US, requires holding several, conflicting, and often unappealing, ideas in one's head at the same time. These are four of the most important of these ideas.
That is going to be a big job and will call for the kind of bipartisan action that inspires our Western allies to do their part, too. It also requires Washington to resist the urge to use this crisis as just another occasion for finger-pointing and election-year posturing.