iOS app Android app

Domestic Politics

Let the French Take Mosul

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even if the French wholeheartedly embraced this plan, it's not going to happen overnight. And a lot of brave soldiers are going to die in the effort -- there is no getting around that. Whether this price is politically acceptable is up to the French people, really. It's for them to decide.

Rethinking the Path to Migrant Rights

Ali Breland | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Ali Breland

This is because the issue is not packaged as one that is a crisis for us, but for them. Democrats have haphazardly pushed for pathways to citizenship for migrant workers, which Republicans have vehemently rejected in Congress. A little time passes, and the process is repeated but it never builds momentum.

Why Obama Is Right and Wrong About Syria

Marwan Bishara | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Marwan Bishara

Let me be clear; Americans are not interested in another military intervention, and Barack Obama is probably the soberest guy in Washington today. But is his sobriety a sign of carefulness or utter indifference to the soaring Syrian tragedy?

If You Liked Iraq, You'll Love Iran

Dennis Jett | Posted 10.26.2012 | World
Dennis Jett

It would be nice to think war could be avoided, but the steps necessary to do that are unlikely to be taken. On the American side, we could offer to open an embassy in Tehran to conduct some real diplomacy rather than shouting at each other through the media.

Republicans Commit the Perfect Crime

Darrell West | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Darrell West

In refusing to support practical, bipartisan legislation, Republicans are seeking to commit the perfect crime. They are refusing to take actions designed to stimulate the economy and then blaming Obama for an economy that doesn't recover.

Mr. President: Find Your Inner Niebuhr

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As Obama stumbles across the first anniversary of his presidency, he needs to find the inner Niebuhr he knew so well on the campaign trail, and especially reflect on his understanding of power.