Rather than respond positively to Rouhani's election, the U.S. House of Representatives -- just two days before his inauguration in August -- voted by an overwhelming 400-20 margin to impose punitive new sanctions on Iran.
It's all becoming clear now. House Republicans are just really big fans of Douglas Adams -- that's been their plan all along.
Since the Syria crisis began, there has been lots of talk from both sides of the political spectrum about how America should not be the "world's polic...
So the world looks to America to lead. Is seeking the approval of the American people through their elected leaders a 'failure' of leadership? Is a propensity to think before acting a sign of weakness?
Instead of acting as the regime's enabler, the Obama administration should "reset" relations with Cairo. The U.S. should cut off all aid and withdraw America's ambassador. If Washington has any influence to exercise, it should do so quietly and informally
U.S. policy in Egypt has been a disaster. Now the short-lived democratic revolution has been replaced by military rule with a meaningless civilian veneer. Washington should cut off foreign aid and disengage.
It has become conventional thinking that bipartisanship is moribund in American politics. Recent elections of Tea Party Republicans have cemented this mindset. Ironically, the increasing partisan polarity may actually have the unintended result of effectuating a new bipartisanship.
There is a very real chance that the Republican voters in Kentucky and South Carolina will vote for the Tea Party challengers because they view their senators as too moderate -- and that is problematic.
Washington's best hope is to disengage, leaving Egyptians to decide their own future. The administration should simply point to the law. A coup has occurred and the democratic process has been overthrown by the military, so aid must be halted.
In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.
Did it just occur to Lindsey Graham -- after TWO YEARS blocking Richard Cordray -- that it was "wrong" to do so, just because you don't like the law?? Seriously?
You've tried to appease the Tea Party over the last four years, and what have you gotten for it? A constant threat of being deposed if you defy the will of a faction that is so focused on a minoritarian agenda that it could very well bring down the Grand Old Party.
If Sen. Lindsey Graham does not get reelected, this Mexican-American woman will remember his brave acts of leadership in an era when anti-immigrant sentiment reached a fever pitch within the GOP. American history will forever record the courageous act of this South Carolina senator.
With national security at risk, an important conversation has begun in Washington, D.C. and caught fire around the dinner table all over the country. What do you like more? Your privacy? Your safety? Both?
Nearly 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy passed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which forever changed our immigration system and acknowledged the value of family unity for stronger communities.
Republicans have abused the filibuster process at a record rate. They've manipulated Senate recess to unprecedented levels. They've delayed and appealed decisions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can hobble this right-wing campaign against working people by deploying the nuclear option.