Another big toll is being extracted from our system of public education in the form of massive school closings and teacher firings amid a cultural assault on teachers and and their unions.
Hillary Clinton defended the State Department budget in Congress this week by pointing out that diplomatic interventions can prevent expensive wars. Now she can demonstrate her argument by example in Libya.
Call this episode "The Men Who Stare at Senators." We've been down this road before, that is, the U.S. military pulling out all the stops to sell a...
The future is now, Mr. Secretary. It's time to end our costly and futile wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It's time to support our troops by bringing them home.
Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of the escalated military strategy in Afghanistan. It's clear from the last 12 months that the escalation strategy is a failure. It's time to come home.
Although neither the White House nor Congress seem eager to apply the deficit-reduction axe to the Pentagon's record-level budgets, the American public appears ready.
we know how hard it is to be a despot these days, especially in the Middle East. Job security? Forget about it. The love of the people? They're ingrates!
The news today that the Obama administration has decided to go forward with new military at Guantanamo will test its commitment to a two-track policy and Obama's first promise as president: to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
The Pentagon claims that it's in the business of "defense" and that demilitarization would make us all less safe. The NRA likewise argues that gun control would only take weapons away from people who need to defend themselves.
US-China relations -- no matter the posture that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton or Bob Gates would prefer -- remain complicated and fragile, making the upcoming summit all the more momentous.
Any talk of redeeming acts in public life tends to focus on individuals. Character and career are the arcs of this familiar story line, punched up by ...
If CEDR sought to help students in the "Assessing the Determinants and Implications of Teacher Layoffs" study, it should have respected the principles of scholarship.
"Arabian Gulf," the name now used by the US Navy to refer to the Persian Gulf, is rooted not in history or geography but instead in the political machinations of British colonialists in the first half of the 20th century.
We are now closer than ever before to repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and lifting the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.
An important explanation for GOP opposition to the New START is that its implementation would be popular and, therefore, redound to Obama's political benefit.
Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...