The gathering storm of a recession threatens America with the danger of a lost decade of economic pain. President Obama and Congress can save the nation by reaching a new agreement to lower the deficit and create jobs by Labor Day.
In just his most recent few books, Adam Hochschild has examined the scandal of the colonial Congo, the anti-slavery movement in Great Britain, and the fighting of and opposition to what we now call WWI.
I heard Martin Luther King's dream that hot day in August and was never the same. Growing up in the civil rights era without being able to participate as a young child felt like a reed being buffeted by the wind.
The Peace Corps remains a shining example of what US foreign policy might be. It is far more important than the military model in addressing the overwhelming crises that will give birth to violence in our future.
That's really what it's all about -- Barack Obama's political enemies don't actually accept him as president. They consider his presidency some kind of sham, regardless of the overwhelming majority he won.
Tonight Kennedy will be quietly remembered and honored in thousands of tents, huts and homes of refugees around the world who owe their lives and the lives of their children to his generous devotion to their safety and security.