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.
The conservative outrage over Obama's photo in front of Che Guevara's mural is an example of selective outrage from a party that has had a history of supporting people with more blood on their hands than Che Guevara did.
Both options are devastating to the Republican Party's brand, but at least the later option would help detach the supposed family values-aligned Party from the poisonous and barbaric style campaign that Trump's has become.
Kasich is always trying to show he is moderate and thoughtful. Yesterday CBS host John Dickerson asked John Kasich on Face the Nation: "As someone wh...
No one could have predicted that stem cells would be so important for a crisis like this. If the recent experiments do lead to a treatment for the brain damage caused by the Zika virus, we will have learned an important lesson about the way that modern biology needs to progress.
Her guest list of who she desired attend was as politically and spiritually diverse as our nation. The all-encompassing array of people present illustrated the mutual respect and admiration held for the graceful First Lady, Mrs. Ronald Reagan.
The Constitution gives the Senate the power to advise and consent. That body is empowered to say no as well as yes. And the most important qualification for office is philosophical. Put simply: Does the nominee believe the Constitution means anything apart from the jurists' personal preferences? If not, then the Senate should reject the nomination.
I am a liberal Democrat. Bernie Sanders isn't even left enough for me, and Hillary certainly isn't, though I've always loved her. That said, I decided to watch all the debates, and thus got to know the Republicans a bit better. They won't get my vote, but for the first time since George Bush they started to seem human to me.
We had two Democratic debates and one Republican debate last week. The GOP one was shocking -- because nobody said anything shocking! Yes, that's truly how far the Republicans have sunk -- to the Sherlockian level of the dog not snarling in the night being the big news.
Have you heard much science-talk in the presidential debates? Or on the campaign trail? Or maybe in interviews by the leading candidates? Me neither. Yet, nothing is going to change our lives more in the next 10 years than the radical science and technology starting to engulf us.
Donald Trump isn't the surprise frontrunner he's made out to be. He is the result of a long trend line, heading downwards, in American politics.
Obama's job approval polling average is now once again "above water" -- defined as more people who approve of the job he's doing than disapprove. This might not sound all that momentous, but it is actually the first time in almost three years that it has happened.
The media frenzy surrounding Donald Trump has inverted the nature of our problem. That a demagogue will come along to foment dissent is no surprise; that his despicable views find such gleeful resonance with so many of our voters is the frightening story, not Trump.
In our times the spirit of conflict has overpowered the spirit of cooperation. And it is clear that it was on one side of the battle lines that this view of politics as a kind of war gained ascendancy.