Much as his rhetoric and his will power in domestic policy is being recognized, he is generally been seen as lacking the talent to positively distinguish and assert himself in foreign policy.
The president's inability to get much of significance done, no matter the topic, has become legendary. In this, he may be the perfect symbol of our age.
"Ukraine? What about Benghazi?" ...
While cybersecurity and privacy are certainly "shared challenges" as the government itself has not taken the appropriate steps to rectify its own privacy violations, the government must take leadership in creating enforceable measures for the private sector and other organizations that will prevent the casual manner in which many companies still treat data.
This week we witnessed another administrative change to the ACA. The new ruling does nothing to address the problems Obamacare creates for people in non-profit self-funded plans, like the millions currently covered under Taft-Hartley coverage.
Unless the Obama administration follows the advice of the best science to preserve Endangered Species Act protections for America's wolves, we can be sure they will once again be pushed toward the brink of extinction.
Will Obamacare kill millions of jobs? ...
I don't want to make too big a deal about Bob Dylan appearing in a Chrysler commercial during the Super Bowl and yet, I'm afraid, it is a big deal.
A recent and flawed proposal from the Obama administration is about to hand a huge payday to the oil industry. And I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they don't need it.
The Syrian people deserve a better outcome from Geneva II. But given the prevailing political and military realities they're unlikely to get it. Instead, Syria's war will extend well beyond the three-year mark.
If a region's strategy for economic renewal was turned over to its people rather than controlled by its traditional power brokers, what would be the r...
While America's preeminence in both elite and mass institutions of higher learning fueled its economic leadership in the last century, that preeminence (and the rising generation's standard of living) is at risk unless the sector overhauls its traditional practices to lower costs while lifting quality.
The approach of the Obama administration cannot be based on knee-jerk reactions to labels. It must ask some fundamental questions like: Is Assad fighting or fermenting terrorism? Is Iran an "oasis of stability" or an exporter of instability?
The Warsaw meetings must be judged to be at least a modest success -- the baton was not dropped, rather it was passed successfully in this long relay race of negotiations.
Friends must be honest. It's time for some tough-love from the West. The Obama administration must be steely-eyed, seeing Turkey as it is -- not as it was -- or how Washington wants it to be.
Hyping fear that results in profit and political power unfortunately has a long history in the United States. Mass hysteria against imagined threats for the gain of a few is ingrained in American culture.