To argue, as critics do, that Plan Colombia was a failure and the source of challenges faced by the Colombian people over the past 15 years, is to neither understand Plan Colombia and its historical context, nor the realities of Colombia today.
While president Barack Obama's handling of foreign policy suggests that the 2016 election may see a sharper than usual focus on international issues, it is important to remember that most Americans vote on pocketbook issues in presidential elections.
Seventy years after the founding of the UN, armed conflict continues to plague the world. The UN Charter forbids the use of military force except in self-defense after an armed attack by another state or when approved by the Security Council. Yet the three most recent US presidents have violated that command.
Have Democratic presidents been perfect? Of course not. Have they vanquished economic inequality and created paradise on earth? No president can. However, Democrats have a positive record to run on.
It says a lot about man's record in life, that within hours of his death he is widely proclaimed to have shifted the course of history, even though he was never a head of state.
For over two decades, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been playing us for fools--a role we have filled to the detriment of our national honor and the cause of peace.
Two decades after the Dayton Accords, the question is not about what happened during the three weeks of negotiations, but why is Bosnia & Herzegovina ("BiH") still defined by and stuck in that period and the conflict that it ended.
That Netanyahu has been voted into power for the fourth time this past March proves beyond any doubt that Israel has chosen occupation over peace and has normalized the brutal domination of the Palestinian people rather than liberate itself from becoming a modern-day apartheid state.
After Richard Holbrooke died on December 13, 2010, former president Bill Clinton remarked, why does he have to die? The world is falling apart, and "h...
Shrum and Matalin debate likelihood that a lackluster Jeb can recover and whether the candidates' anti-media attacks are shrewd though stupid. Both laud Boehner for getting the budget done in way that helps Ryan yet allows GOP presidential candidates to balk without consequence.
At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.
I'm going to keep this really simple. In response to your comment that you could personally "plead guilty" to not having imagined terrorists would use passenger aircraft as weapons→please stop lying.
This week, the Clinton Foundation will release its quarterly list of donors, including members and sponsors of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). As someone on this list, I want to share why I choose to support the work of CGI and its parent foundation.
Bernie is a real person, both inside and outside of the political arena. For Bernie, political expediency comes second to moral integrity. Like Carson and perhaps Trump, albeit more intelligently, Bernie mostly says what he thinks. Period.
Today, regardless of lessons learned over the years, it is important that every young person understand that Hillary Clinton is one of the most important global voices on LGBT human rights in our time.
Former President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich called out today's would-be government shutdowners as a bunch of sissies. Reminiscing about the differences between the shutdown of 1995 and a potential one before the end of 2015, the two former leaders of their parties called out today's players.