The dollar began its ascent against other major world currencies in mid-2014. The move higher was fast and furious, but the greenback ran into some resistance beginning in the middle of March.
Like Israel's recent wars in Gaza and Lebanon, Saudi Arabia's campaign is being widely judged a failure in a military sense. Like Israel in Gaza, Saudi Arabia pretended that warning civilians to flee an area that they intend to bomb absolves them from their obligation under international humanitarian law to avoid civilian casualties.
The TPP, if he pushes it through, against the wishes of many in his own party, it will be a terrible legacy for us in terms of jobs, wages, and most importantly the environment.
The trade deals negotiated by the last three presidents have lowered U.S. wages, lost jobs and generated a chronic trade deficit. President Obama's main argument that exports have risen, without mentioning that imports have risen much faster, is now transparently deceitful to anyone who can add and subtract.
Mother's Day is about thanking moms for everything they do for their children. But I'm also thankful for everything Democrats do for moms. As a society, we must be committed to empowering moms to make those tough decisions and to create opportunities for them to succeed.
Sometimes you have to change course to get on course. And the first small step in doing so may be to realize you didn't really know where you were going in the first place - and why.
The TPP and other trade agreements create an economic race to the bottom, creating a nation of Walmart shoppers rather than family wage jobs and an economically and environmentally sustainable future.
When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.
At this point we all know that, in President Obama's words, "We tortured some folks." The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on the CIA's rendition, detention, and interrogation program revealed shocking abuses that went far beyond even the torture that the administration had authorized.
When asked about President Obama's comments on the need for GCC states to meet their internal challenges with political reforms, featured speaker United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba was dismissive. "We do not share your democratic values," he stated bluntly.
Research on the exit polls from CNN after the 2004 election show an American electorate just as divided. And Obama hadn't even been sworn in as a United States Senator.
The first stop on the tour: the kitchen. In a bright metallic room no bigger than a New York City apartment (in other words, tiny), the staff -- including executive chef Cris Comerford and newly appointed executive pastry chef Susie Morrison -- were gearing up for an epic task ahead.
Nike is great at making iconic commercials and catchy slogans, but it's not really great at making American manufacturing jobs.
If your own critical thinking tells you to pray to Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha or even the Spaghetti Monster, by all means say your prayers in the privacy of your own home or silently if in a public setting.
If one is fed a diet of right wing blather, one might think that the president foments racial violence and is a Black Panther. But the facts are simple. The racial divide in this country is exacerbated by the right wing's inability to accept that the president is black.