Does America even have a national security strategy? I ask because the Pentagon is getting ready to promulgate the latest version of same in the forthcoming Quadrennial Defense Review. And the Obama Administration has given off some big conflicting messages over the past year.
My brother's determined work on Middle East peace is informed by an abiding sense of the need to secure Israel as a home for the Jewish people.
I am one of those who certainly support J Street's ongoing efforts to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace, and I applaud their repeated outreach calling on congressional leaders and Jewish groups to support Secretary of State John Kerry's peace offensive.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Neither wants to be blamed for letting the talks fail. As a result, they may find themselves being pushed further down the track of negotiations. It's a high-stakes game and so far it's been an impressive performance. The remainder of 2014 will show if it is ultimately successful.
Dale Schultz, a Republican state senator from Richland Center, Wis., has held his seat for 23 years, and served in the state assembly for 10 years before that. Now, Schultz has announced he won't be seeking re-election, citing the rise of dark money in politics in the wake of Citizens United.
Many doubt that rail could ever replace pipeline as a viable marketing mechanism for Alberta's tar sands. But few could argue the fact that rail reigns supreme for bringing Bakken fracked oil to market.
If AIPAC can lose on Syria and lose on Iran, this raises a spectacular question: Could AIPAC also lose on Israel-Palestine?
Rather than make the decision with competing, hyperbolic claims clanging around the airwaves, and suffering the residual demagoguery, the president should bring us all in on the decision-making process.
I shall be ever admiring of the Jewish people, even if being "God's chosen" has been far from easy. The Jewish people have survived with faith, intel...
Your comments, irrespective of your intentions, will inevitably be seen by Palestinians and anti-Israel activists as an incentive not to reach an agreement; as an indicator that if things fall apart, Israel will be blamed; and as legitimizing boycott activity.
The media must report that we can reduce our carbon pollution. They must say that we are transitioning to cleaner energy. In fact, that we must speed that transition or situations like the drought in California will be routine, not exceptions.
If you haven't noticed, there is something going on in Eastern Europe that resembles the bad old days of the Cold War.
The new XL report from Kerry's State Department was issued on a Friday night like Clinton's was, in order for it to be buried in the weekend's news, like Clinton's was. It is not quite such a fake as Clinton's were.
In a familiar "Friday trash dump" John Kerry's State Department chose to "carefully stage-manage the report's release" on Super Bowl Friday when most Americans are switching focus to football instead of political scandals.
Holocaust Remembrance Day calls us to condemn anti-Semitism in every form -- whether it's the disturbing rise of xenophobic and anti-Semitic parties in Europe or the uptick of violence against Jewish people anywhere in the world.