Last week, President Obama hosted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. He welcomed over 40 African heads of state and their outsized entourages to what was a festive affair.
The events in Iraq this week may represent the entryway to a new approach in Saudi-Iranian ties, with the removal of the obstacle represented by Nouri al-Maliki, and the deal to appoint Haidar Abadi as prime minister to form a consensus, non-exclusionary government in Iraq.
If there was ever a J.R.R. Tolkien moment in the Libya conflict, it has arrived. The forces of good and evil are fighting the future of Libya.
What makes Secretary Senator First Lady Hillary Clinton different is that she is different. If she wins, she will be the most experienced president we have had since before most people used touchtone phones.
Relations between police and African-American communities across our country may be at its worst since the 1960s. What do public officials in the police department in Ferguson fear? When the shooting of Mr. Brown by a white police officer occurred, word spread. There was some limited violence and rioting, which was quickly contained by the leaders in Ferguson. The demonstrations on national TV Wednesday evening were initially peaceful and disciplined. Police subsequently fired tear gas and rubber bullets into them -- that is when some acts of retaliatory violence occurred. Ferguson is reminiscent of some of the worst confrontations between the African-American communities and police nationwide. I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
In Entebbe on August 9, more than one hundred LGBT Ugandans celebrated the first Pride Uganda since the Constitutional Court overturned the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) for being passed without a quorum.
In a move that many interpret as an attempt to further distance herself from President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has written a new book in which she reveals that she has never actually met the President.
"Don't do stupid s***." I have said this to my three boys when they were going out for the weekend in high school, but there is a different context for this slogan. This supposedly is a premise upon which the Obama administration bases much of its foreign policy.
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Can someone realistically forego getting a prescription filled because it's made by a bad corporate citizen? Probably not. Only Congress and the Obama administration can truly stop corporate inversions.
It's said that the best defense is a good offense. This strategy probably lies behind Hillary Clinton's recent takedown of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. After all, Clinton was a lead architect of that policy as Secretary of State, and the policies that she espoused until recently now lie in shambles.
After thirteen years of war, after all the violence, all the theft, all the lies, are we so naïve and so closeted to be surprised at this death?
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OK, it's not really surprising to learn that Rush Limbaugh believes that the return of two U.S. health care volunteer medical personnel from Africa who contracted Ebola is just another Obama plot so that he and the Democrat Party "can lead the compassion train." If that's all the smoke and mirrors Rush can come up with, we could just laugh it off. But Rush is not alone.
The Tea Party and legislative Republicans don't seem in the slightest fazed by the governor's assertion of executive muscle -- there's not a single searchable peep expressing concern over McCrory's announcement that he would act even if his legislature did not. So what is real basis for Republican outrage over Obama's "abuse of power"?