After long-simmering sectarian tensions exploded in Iraq a few weeks back, critics from the right and left have had a field day taking their shots at the Obama Administration's Iraq policy, or lack thereof.
Time around, due to the North Dakota Public Records Statute, Big Rail and Big Oil didn't get away with it.
According to a DeSmogBlog review of White House meeting logs, between 2009 and 2013, the Obama White House held 32 meetings with Cheniere board members and lobbyists.
While Kerry gushed about the State Department's accomplishments for LGBT people and reminded us to be active instead of alarmed at the growing global anti-gay trend, the embassies he leads were turning down visas for LGBTI Africans to attend San Francisco Pride 2014.
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Please wake up, America: US immigration policies have little or nothing to do with the growing Central American refugee crisis, now being driven by children trying to escape the violence in their countries and avoid being forcibly recruited by gangs and cartels.
Japan's illegal and immoral hunts for whales and dolphins have shocked the world. Anger is rising, as the Twitter-verse exploded in activity when a gross slaughter of dozens of dolphins in Taiji's notorious cove was recently publicized by Earth Island and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
The architects of disaster in Iraq know what they've done -- and now they're trying to squirm out of it.
Eventually the question will be asked -- "Who lost Iraq?" In a way, it might be seen as an improper question to ask since it presumes that Iraq was ours to lose. The fact that it was not, however, doesn't absolve us of responsibility.
James F. Tomsheck's removal as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's chief of internal affairs has raised more alarms about the agency, which has witnessed a dramatic spike in shootings and violence in recent years.
No wonder Obama is now governing largely by executive order. The shiftless good-for-nothings in the House often don't even show up for their jobs, letting their empty seats collect dust, while tooling around in federally-financed limos blaring Church music through open windows.
Today that "scorched-earth" approach may have come back to haunt conservatives. Have they now boxed themselves into a corner, unable to support the power of the marketplace to reduce their own states' compliance costs under the new EPA CO2 regulation? I hope not, but only time will tell.
The Obama administration would have to challenge the Israeli government's hard line toward the Palestinians in order for the peace process to be successful. Unfortunately, the White House apparently had no interest in doing so.
Think of Barack Obama's recent return to West Point at graduation time to offer his approach to an increasingly chaotic world as a bookend on an era. George W. Bush went to the Academy in June 2002 and laid out his vision of "preemptive war."