There's a new false equivalence -- "Sure, GOP gone overboard in anti-Muslim rhetoric, but Obama's tone is too defensive." Reagan and Cooke actually reach consensus how to combine "both sides" and what this scare will mean for 2016. Answer: No October surprise, but October inevitability when GOP yells that: "The X are coming!" (fill in blank).
The primary school grasp of our 21st century world of war was shockingly revealed by knee-jerk reactions of the male presidential candidates to the last week's escalation of terrorism. Do we really know our enemy in ISIS?
In lieu of the Paris attacks on Friday, President Barack Obama addressed the attacks as well as the threats of ISIL and the Syrian refugee crisis during the G20 summit in Turkey.
We cannot continue to pretend as if these horrid acts are occurring on their own, nor can we shy away from accepting responsibility for the innocent blood that has been shed as a direct result of our actions.
Taking in Syrian refugees, all ten thousand of them, is a must if we are going to maintain our sensitivity to the needs of those who are depending on us, even if we are afraid to do it. Fear is necessary, but peddling it, as many politicians and military industrialists are, is not.
The ISIS rampage through Paris was barbaric, but the penalty for it ought not be paid by refugees. Unlike indifferent Rand Paul libertarians or Donald Trump isolationists, an adequate response must be more than crudely xenophobic.
Marco Rubio's humble personal story will likely resonate with voters. He is the son of two immigrants from Cuba; his father worked as a bartender and his mother as a maid. He financed his own education through student loans which he did not completely pay off for 16 years.
Can we please--finally--have a mature conversation about Islamic extremism? Over the past week a few politicians have dared speak its name. It is no longer treated like Voldemort, but we have yet to transition to a discussion about how we undermine the ideology that motivates terrorists.
As we approach Thanksgiving next week, we wanted to join millions of Americans in that time-honored tradition of reflecting on what we are thankful for -- and this year included some incredible highlights
America has already witnessed Hillary Clinton as Senator and Secretary of State; few can name any major foreign policy accomplishments. We can, however, name mistakes. Bernie Sanders is far more qualified to be president than Clinton or Trump, especially since he's foreshadowed the consequences of perpetual wars, and doesn't focus only upon the need to destroy our enemies.
As many Americans sang "La Marseillaise" and expressed solidarity with the French after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, Republicans rushed to seize political advantage.
It is precisely because it is so difficult to know the candidates' views -- and perhaps so easy to misconstrue them given their past records -- that it is essential that the moderators in the upcoming debates do a much better job of asking pointed questions about a rising China with a rapidly expanding military.
"Plenty Ladylike" is a warts and all memoir that provides a walk down memory lane of the bad old days of rampant sexism. It is equally a story about triumph. While McCaskill admits to crying at some of the insults hurled at her, she, for the most part, let them fuel her rise to the US Senate.
Clinton's opponents will actively be campaigning not so much for the Republican nominee, but instead invoking a Hillary presidency to energize voters to turn out and prevent that from happening.
Solutions are the overarching issue that need to be detailed and presented to the American people. Can you tell me how this is being addressed by Bernie? Without addressing "da money," there can be no 12-point Bernie platform that can be delivered and become a reality.
For some strange reason (Texas) people have actually voted for him. Like Trump and Carson, he also has an aversion to reality and an affinity for saying crazy things. That is precisely the combination that makes Cruz the perfect pawn for deploying the McCaskill strategy.