When America, a country that globally champions the ideals of democracy and freedom, starts to develop political apathy of this magnitude, it compromises its ability to inspire other countries on the world stage, or to attract foreign business investment to its shores.
On March 22, 1991, a visibly shaken and angered President George H.W. Bush said he was "sickened and outraged" by what he saw on television. That was the beating of black motorist Rodney King by a swarm of LAPD cops.
Our global climate is warming due to the unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide we are emitting through the combustion of fossil fuels.
We are living in The Neocon Moment, a testament to the foolishness and arrogance of those who believe themselves to be engineers of peoples, societies, and nations. Yet Washington officials have yet to tire of America's permanent state of war.
Republican Dan Sullivan will be Alaska's newest U.S. senator, but outgoing Sen. Mark Begich said he'll work in Washington until the last minute to push through legislation that will benefit Alaska.
As with so much else connected with President Obama and national security, he has acted contrary to his past words and proclaimed intentions. There is no longer hope; the despair remains.
The abrupt change of command at the Pentagon, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigning under pressure Monday, is more than a change of faces. It marks the final disillusionment with the two war-fighting strategies the United States has relied on for 13 years in Iraq and Afghanistan: the "hearts and minds" counterinsurgency formerly defined and pursued by Gen. David Petraeus, and the costly "train and equip" effort to build self-sustaining security forces in both countries. After the sacrifices of more than 5,300 American battle dead and 52,000 wounded, it has become clear that something more -- and different -- is needed, not least a new, strategy-savvy defense secretary who will articulate a coherent new approach, sell it to the White House, Congress, and the uniformed brass across the river at the Pentagon, and oversee its implementation.
Marcela, now 26, is like millions of other women and children who make up three quarters of all immigrants in this country; a daughter, sister, a worker and is now a mother herself. Some of her immediate family members are U.S. citizens, some are not.
While President Obama should be applauded for reaching past the partisan gridlock in Congress that has made it impossible to improve the lives of millions of families torn apart because of strict immigration laws, his emphasis on families over felons seems outdated and a rhetorical step backward, not forward.
The deeper story in what the Obama administration values regarding American education lay in its selection of US Department of Education (USDOE) appointees. Their backgrounds tell the story, and it isn't a good one for the public school student.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...
News agencies reported Saturday morning that weeks ago President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year.
Last December, President Obama gave military brass a year to "make significant improvements" when dealing with sexual assault.
Pushkin, Russia is a long way to go for a bowl of beef stroganoff, but if you want to eat a meal fit for a Russian President, it's the place to go.
The politicizing of this should not, however, detract us from the clear call of the Scriptures which were written to a people who were born out of the turmoil of the journey from oppression to a land not their own.