One of Carter's major tasks will be to oversee the continuing transition of the U.S. military after two highly costly and un-winnable wars to an uncertain environment that will test the Obama administration's last two years in office.
We have to marvel at what Boehner did. No matter his personal feelings about Obama, he could only undermine his own president in foreign policy if he simply had no respect for the office of the president. Compare this with the GOP position during the Bush administration, when any criticism or effort to oppose Bush was tantamount to treason.
The Keystone XL Pipeline is the 1,664 mile project that has become the political football of the 114th Congress. What most folks don't know about this football is that it is already operating from Steele City, Nebraska to Port Arthur, Texas.
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.
The presidential game is as inevitable as the Super Bowl, filled with inflated egos, too much money and incentive to "cheat," too much hype, and inevitably leaves half the audience feeling deflated.
American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.
It, thus, effectively sanitizes this dark chapter in U.S. history, making it safe again for the masses to embrace chicken-hawk George W. Bush's deceitfully sold Iraq misadventure.
Former President George W. Bush's biography of his father, 41: A Portrait of My Father, reminds us of the many significant accomplishments of our 41st president, George H.W. Bush, during his one term, from 1989 to 1993.
The U.S. Constitution calls for a State of the Union Address. It doesn't call for fact checkers on these, but they exist anyway. Do they show that U. S. Presidents lie, or do they find that they generally tell the truth?
The simple truth is that murderers and presidents, and governments and groups may use the evocative power of religious language to justify their behavior. The problem is not in the language or the religion. The problem is with those who abuse it for their evil ends.
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.
It is important for presidents to enjoy some time off from what must be the most strenuous job in the world. But as a psychoanalyst, I think it is useful to push beyond those normal excuses for a president of the United States.
As the story of the Sony hack unfolds, the story of those living in tyranny in North Korea remains largely untold.
A beacon for enduring core liberal values in a not infrequently wintry era. Reagan made conservatism seem inevitable. Cuomo helped many remember that it wasn't necessarily so.
Americans will always sleep better knowing we have a president with an in-depth understanding of the world situation and the players in it.
A sure sign that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is planning to do more than just "explore" a run for the White House in 2016 is the fact that he is severing ties, erasing connections and extricating himself from alliances and relationships that could "complicate" a presidential campaign.