Obama's push to tackle income inequality provides any Democratic nominee with a central organizing theme and policy purpose. It also challenges any Republican nominee to either reject government action in that direction, alienating the strong majority of Americans who favor it--or embrace such government action, alienating the Republican base.
Hillary's life and work demonstrate she is a liberal. She is also a realist and over decades has learned simply taking positions isn't enough.
The near-global stagnation witnessed in 2014 is man-made. It is the result of politics and policies in several major economies -- politics and policies that choked off demand. In the absence of demand, investment and jobs will fail to materialize. It is that simple.
Millions of Americans operate outside the traditional banking system. The root causes of this phenomenon are poverty and lack of necessary knowledge. Operation HOPE, now an international organization, works with non-profits, bankers and other partners to promote financial literacy and economic empowerment.
NATO was critical to the shaping of the "new Europe" two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO may be a defining factor in the future of Europe as well as the Euro-Atlantic family.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s extraordinary life and legacy has touched and continues to inspire many lives. As Murray Schumach wrote in Dr. King's New...
All in all, ever since his forceful response to the midterm elections, Obama seems to be getting more and more popular. In absolute numbers, of course, Obama still has a long way to go.
We chose the last two residents of each party and looked at five categories: GDP growth, net job creation, unemployment rate, budget deficits and performance of the Dow Jones.
She'll have no trouble calculating and triangulating, all part of a successful campaign. But she ought to heed the core lesson that we can learn by contemplating Mario's life and lasting impact.
The CEO of the world's largest social media platform has announced his new year's resolution, and it involves ancient technology: 2015 is the year of the book. Mark Zuckerberg declared he is going to "read a new book every other week" throughout 2015. He has invited the whole world to join him.
Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.
It will be the most important debate in the history of modern America. The time to start working toward it is now. Done once, it will become an institution, first here and then across the planet.
The concept of meritocracy provides justification and cover to the nation in refusing to acknowledge and in denying the actual causes for the tremendous chasms in the wealth distribution and in educational achievement, and for the overall systemic inequities based on social identities.
Sorry, Mr. President, for calling you an elephant, although it is a very intelligent animal, as you well know.
The Cold War against Cuba not only made life worse for ordinary Cubans. It also diminished America's own democracy and undermined its lofty spoken commitments to human rights and the rule of law.
Hillary Clinton is running for president! And she announces it through song! Singing way better than Mariah Carey, Hillary wants to give her best wishes and let you know that she's running for president.