There are well-documented reasons that we humans are fearful of the wrong things (from an odds perspective).
Last Wednesday, July 6th, was George W. Bush's 70th birthday and should have been an occasion for celebration. He got a present that he probably would rather not have received, however -- the long-awaited report on the British role in the invasion of Iraq.
The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "...
By General Colin L. Powell, USA (ret) In May, 2016 I proudly marked a new milestone in my career of public service. I presided over the Annual Meetin...
The Answer to Trump, Fiorina, Carson & Sanders: Draft Joe Biden & Team
In 2001 Ann Wright served as the first political officer in the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Two years later she was one of three diplomats to publicly resign from the Foreign Service due to disagreements with the Bush Administration's foreign policy on Iraq and other issues.
Jack Shaheen, one of the world's foremost authorities on media images of Arabs and Muslims, is the author of the groundbreaking documentary film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. His book Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11, was named the 2008 social sciences book of the year by Forward.
NBC Meet the Press interviewer Chuck Todd, September 20, 2015: "So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?"
A Republican former secretary of state and a Democratic "Jewish mother" may have just given us the strongest case yet for the nuclear agreement with Iran. The first is a pillar of the "realist" camp in the American national security establishment. The second is a rising star in the Democratic Party from a heavily Jewish district in South Florida. Together, they represent key constituencies whose support for the historic accord is critical to isolating right-wing opponents and preventing last-minute sabotage attempts. Together, they also lay out a compelling narrative of why the agreement is so important to American national security.
The conservative play on Benghazi and Clinton's emails is nothing short of despicable. Perhaps we are witnessing the consequences of a right wing reeling from Obama's successful presidency; perhaps this is a manifestation of conservative desperation.
With its many millions of youth aspiring to such a forward thinking global citizenship, the potential of Scouting in today's rapidly changing world landscape cannot be underestimated, and should be maximized.
Jeb! Bush thinks he can avoid being tarred with the stain of his brother's failed presidency by ...
The leading conservative and progressive commentators on Hillary's ethics clash -- is the likely next Democratic nominee and president more motivated to make history and policy... or money? They review charges, point by point, and actually arrive at one consensus. Then: "Who Lost China", er, Iraq?
Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.
Democrats need to find their voice. In 2016 there are 198 Democratic seats in the Senate and House that will be up for election.
If we have a high ranking public official concerned that her emails are up for grabs because the opposition party seeks to undermine her and the president she works for, she will (perhaps should) do what is necessary to protect her immaterial, unfiltered thoughts that made their way into emails.