The Obama administration's entire Syria policy rests on the foundation that Assad's internal calculation needs to change. A willingness by Assad to participate in serious and meaningful negotiations is the objective of this policy. Right now, that foundation is crumbling into dust.
Fostering a culture of fear and ignorance is not the way to run a political party, or country, if it would ever come to that.
The use of racial, ethnic and religious profiling by law enforcement is un-American and should end. Targeting people for what they look like or because of their group characteristics is discrimination at its worst and a poor excuse for law enforcement.
Despite the obvious need for revised rules, the IRS rulemaking has unfortunately become a divisive partisan issue and the political punching bag du jour.
Millions of people enrolled. So why are these politicians not smiling? ...
Obama relied heavily on Wall Street and corporate support for his presidential campaigns, hence his concern with not offending "fat cats," but he has no future campaign to be concerned about -- so why not speak out loud and clear?
Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.
President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel are to be commended for their recent proposal to keep the Pentagon budget within the caps established in law. Unfortunately, there is a danger that the plan will be one step forward, two steps back.
International negotiations continued under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The two most important countries in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions -- China and the U.S. -- engaged in a war of words.
Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), talks about how $33 billion in U.S. foreign aid contributes to American security.
Our senators are facing significant political pressure to resist multilateralism and pursue increased sanctions based on an uncompromising mistrust of Iran. But history judges leaders not upon their conformity with party politics, but upon the ultimate results they achieve.
Targeting the "Invincibles"... ...
I am one of the 5 million Americans who have obtained health care under the Affordable Care Act. Although I was covered by Cobra for another year, I w...
Should the U.S. military engage directly with Myanmar's military to help usher it into a new era? Or, put another way, would the U.S. have more influence by engaging the military, or not engaging?
We were all victims of the financial crisis that began in 2007 (not 2008), but some of us suffered more than others. And, hundreds of millions of us are still living with the painful aftermath as its consequences began to be felt worldwide.
During his State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he intended to raise minimum wages to $10.10/hour for certain workers. Based on ...