Harry Reid just positioned DREAM to give it the best chance possible to cross the finish line. Now, we just need a handful of Republican Senators to step up to the plate and turn this historic, bipartisan House victory into law.
A Democrat says we have to make foreign aid more efficient. A Republican says she will trim the "fat" in existing aid programs. Depending on how you define "fat," we may have a bi-partisan consensus on our hands.
Any Congress, particularly a hostile Congress, has the power to give any sitting president a major national security migraine -- and the incoming House GOP leadership has proven their determination to do just that.
The United States is falling short in getting the most bang for its development buck. Even our best aid projects often fail to maximize the benefits for either effective development or national interests.
It is a remarkable but true fact that the US government cannot stop regular Americans from traveling to North Korea, Burma, Iran, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Congo, or any other complicated place in the world, except Cuba.
There's a point in the Iran situation where semantics come into play. Is Iran on a path to nuclear weapons-capable technology? Yes. Is it producing nuclear weapons? No. Does it intend to produce nuclear weapons?