Obama's not like you and me.
Would it be easier for the president to hop aboard the "let's kill Islamic terrorists" bandwagon? Of course. It would be popular, understandable, and a political rallying cry for a president who could use all the support he can get. That he refuses to take that route in his public comments is, even if you think he is wrong, an example of moral courage.
As we have found so many times before, while current challenges may have brought out the worst in some, it has also created the opportunity to bring good people together to support each other.
As for me, I should recognize that over-the-top rhetoric does not help matters, and that we need all the help we can get right now in dealing with a multiplicity of national security and other critical issues.
Will social work solve the problem of "violent extremism?" Well, it has the virtue of not having been tried. But that's probably because it's largely beside the point.
Stanton is the author of a New York Times bestseller, with a Facebook page with 12 million followers and a partnership with the United Nations. But his story hasn't always been so glamorous.
Ratings are down at MSNBC, and as long as MSNBC invests in the wrong talent, it will stay that way. It is a sad day for informative, intelligent, and progressive news as one of my most favorite hosts, Joy-Ann Reid, gets her 2 p.m. show The Reid Report cancelled.
One of the more depressing political attacks in recent history was launched by the former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, against President Obama. With strong implications of racism, Giuliani claimed that Obama did not love his country.
The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.
Hundreds of members of Congress (from both parties!) are joining economists left and right to include an enforceable provision on currency manipulation in the TPP, but there are still some who argue that this rule isn't needed. That's why we put together this handy list of the top 10 facts you need to know about currency and the TPP. (Hint: It's about middle-class jobs).
It's not Obama's job to engage in some dinner table conversation about religion and violence. Rather, his rhetoric is part and parcel of a very deliberate strategy to achieve our political and military aims.
By sticking with the speech as planned, Netanyahu is going to put Congress in the position of having to choose between President Obama and the international community's efforts to reach a deal and the Israeli prime minister's determination to sabotage it. If they choose Netanyahu's course, the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and war will greatly increase.
America's national housing policy seems, in a word, adrift: rudderless, following the whims of the prevailing political winds of the day, the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, wherever they might take us.
This week, President Obama unveiled the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative to connect children and their families with the great outdoors, ensuring millions of kids, regardless of where they live, have an opportunity to take that first step in nature.
This is not what democracy looks like -- secret trade deals rammed through in record time that guarantee fat corporate profits, but likely result in net job loss and wage competition that leads to pay stagnation in the U.S. for years to come.
If you want to close achievement gaps between poor students of color and their wealthier white counterparts, you must reduce the high levels of socioeconomic isolation in urban communities.