Like it or not, the Obama Administration will have to confront the Russian information war sooner rather than later. The question remains, how many countries will have fallen before President Obama realizes he is already losing the war?
On May 20, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the CIA's refusal to turn over under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), part five, of the draft history of the flawed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.
President Theodore Roosevelt famously stated that, "If given the choice between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness." The United States faces this same choice now in the Ukraine.
Head-in-the-sand statements from key political leaders doesn't help inspire confidence among a voting bloc that trusts climate science. Only 3 percent of young voters think climate change isn't happening, according to a survey for the League of Conservation Voters that combined Democratic and Republican polling firms.
While confronting Russia undermines popular support for American and European leaders, Putin, by contrast, is finding that fighting the West enhances his popularity.
For 58 years, the federal gas tax has been the main source of revenue to build and maintain the Interstate system. But with time, inflation and changing technology, the gas tax isn't what it used to be.
The most important news of the week had nothing to do with celebrities behaving badly or who will occupy the White House after President Obama. The most important news this week is about the precarious fate of our species.
Now is the time for the federal government to act.
Let me be clear; Americans are not interested in another military intervention, and Barack Obama is probably the soberest guy in Washington today. But is his sobriety a sign of carefulness or utter indifference to the soaring Syrian tragedy?
Early in the 2012 election cycle, the American Petroleum Institute warned that opposition to Keystone XL would bear huge political consequences. Pro-Keystone candidates and their supporters spent $11 million on campaign ads in 18 races. They lost all of them. Every senator who cast a vote against Keystone XL was reelected.
A plethora of pundits, law makers and think tanks continue to criticize the Obama Administration for presiding over what appear to be persistent failures in the foreign policy arena. Opponents are quick to attack the perceived lack of meaningful progress.
The gathering celebrates the legacy of synthesizer mastermind Robert Moog and the generations of musicians he influenced -- all in the burg where he stationed his musical instrument factory before his death in 2005.
The city blocks of Washington, DC are chock-full of young professionals from all over the world: people in their early 20's to early 30's, often livin...
Two experts discuss the successes and failures of U.S. diplomacy with President Vladimir Putin's Russia, and the need for Washington to be more strategic in its dealings with Moscow.
The occupation (in clear distinction to the secure existence of Israel) is against international law and should be challenged in international forums.True, the Israelis and the Americans would raise holy hell but so what.
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.