There is at least one initiative, which George W. Bush started and Barack Obama has continued, that will endure as a bipartisan effort that helps define their legacies positively: America's role in drastically reducing malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.
Can you believe it? We're in the last year of the presidency of the man who, on his first day in the Oval Office, swore that he would close Guantánamo, and yet it and everything it represents remains part of our all-American world.
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Norman Hurns mentors elementary school boys on "life skills and character education" through Brothers Making a Difference, a program he created after he saw a need to inspire and motivate kids growing up in a city hit hard by changing economics and the shrinking auto industry -- Detroit.
To me, all of these questions stem from the fact that Hillary supporters assume that they and Bernie supporters are fundamentally on the same team. Doesn't the fundamental rule of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" still apply?
It's fascinating to see how Hillary Clinton, the almost Democratic Party nominee for president of the United States, wraps the past sixteen years of American Middle East policy, failures and all, into one package.
A political theme ran through this year's Sarasota Film Festival extending to its yearly event Cinema Tropicale redubbed Cinema Politicale. At the hu...
There is much about Donald Trump that deserves to be criticized. On foreign policy, however, his at times unsophisticated formulations reflect far greater common sense than possessed by his political opponents and establishment critics.
It was a large banner and its message was clear. It read: "Mission Accomplished," and no, I don't mean the classic banner President George W. Bush used to proudly proclaim that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended." I'm actually referring to September 1982.
Donald Trump is indeed a throwback to an earlier era, not to a Hitler or Mussolini I would argue, but rather to a pre-1960's style of American leadership-the kind of robust take-no-prisoners attitude that characterized powerful American leaders like Generals Douglas MacArthur and George Patton
The slaughter of Middle Eastern Christians and other persecuted faiths is one of the great tragedies of our age. The Knights/IDC report helps bring the Islamic State's many crimes to life. There is no panacea, no easy solution to the ongoing conflict. But Americans can act even when their government cannot.
Trump is way off message. He doesn't get enough sleep. He doesn't know the issues. He doesn't try to learn about them. And his campaign team won't stand up to him.
We have the facts at our fingertips, with the ability to ferret the truth in an instant. Yet on most days we've lost our collective grip on the truthful narrative of campaign coverage.
Political power across the Middle East has fragmented, like a sheet of glass that shattered into a thousand pieces. Bringing back the "state" is the most urgent task facing the region. As any Palestinian -- or, nowadays, any Iraqi or Syrian -- will tell you, there is absolutely nothing worse than not having a state.
The reality is that sometimes the trigger does need to be pulled. And pulled fast, too. With ISIS, Obama has been consistently late and light.
What would have been unimaginable a mere decade ago, Republican front-runners have both promised to deport every last one of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants in the United States while as a bonus banning Muslims from the country.