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Samantha Power -- Idealist or Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The question that I have been asked is: Will Samantha Power be more inclined toward her idealist roots or the vast policy/political apparatus?

In Defense of Samantha Power

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Those of us who admire all that Samantha Power has already accomplished in the human rights arena and believe her to be an inspired choice as UN ambassador must speak out on her behalf.

Hat Tip to Bill Maher: New Rules From Susan Rice and Samantha Power

Rebecca Sive | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

After I got past the inside baseball, I started thinking about the broader ramifications of these two appointments for American women's advancement into political leadership.

Obama Defies GOP After Scandal Distractions

RealClearPolitics | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

President Obama has again practically baited congressional Republicans to wail about his appointees, betting that congressional overreach might put hi...

Defending Samantha Power on Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

This week I take my yarmulke off to President Obama for one of the most impressive actions of his presidency, namely, the nomination of Samantha Power to the post of American Ambassador to the United Nations.

Samantha Power Will Wow Them at the United Nations

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Samantha Power will be respected for her intelligence, scholarship and independence. I am confident that she will represent us effectively, persuasively and morally at a time and place that requires her particular talents.

Activists Respond On Twitter To Samantha Power UN Nomination

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact

Human rights activists across the globe are praising President Barack Obama’s nomination of Samantha Power to serve as US Ambassador to the UN. A...

National Security Advisor Susan Rice: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

William Bradley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

As national security advisor, she doesn't have to be a natural diplomat with a gift of politesse. She has to be smart, analytical, articulate, and hard-working. And she has to have the confidence of the president. Which she clearly does.

With Samantha Power Nomination, Obama Ups Commitment to Global Human Rights

Toni Panetta | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Toni Panetta

Power's appointment should be considered a signal that Obama wants his foreign policy legacy to include more than just a footnoted commentary about his desire to advance human rights on a global scale.

Obama, Holbrooke and The Dispensable Nation

Scott Malcomson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Books
Scott Malcomson

Foreign policy writing is not meant to be passionate. Perhaps for just that reason, in foreign affairs big personalities can look even bigger, and passion is spoken of in code phrases like "political will." Richard Holbrooke was one of those big personalities.

Breakthrough Year

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We are small and the world is great. But by keeping faith with our love, with our compatriots in the struggle and with fundamental principles of equality, freedom and justice, we have changed many hearts and proven that, in the words of the late Frank Kameny, "The tide of history is with us."

Victims' Voices From Colombia: A Review of Throwing Stones At The Moon

Dan Kovalik | Posted 09.09.2012 | Books
Dan Kovalik

The soon-to-be-released book Throwing Stones At The Moon reads like a collection of literary short stories, but, in this case, the stories are both real and horrifying.

Amnesty's Shilling for US-NATO Wars

Coleen Rowley | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

By Ann Wright and Coleen Rowley The new Executive Director of Amnesty International USA -- Suzanne Nossel -- is a recent U.S. government insider. So ...

Militarization of the Mothers: You've Come a Long Way, Baby, from Mother's Day for Peace

Coleen Rowley | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Feminist war hawks don't want to talk about the women and children victims of war--or even count them--any more than their male counterparts.

Obama To Target Foreign Nationals’ Use Of New Technologies

The Washington Post | Scott Wilson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Technology

President Obama will issue an executive order Monday that will allow U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals f...

Obama Waives Penalties On Countries That Employ Child Soldiers – Again

Foreign Policy | Josh Rogin | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has decided to waive almost all the legally mandated penalties for countries that use child soldiers and provide those countrie...

17 Smart Books You Must Read This Summer

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books
Lisa Bloom

How do you find great books to read? Here's a reading list of books that will stir you, provoke you, keep you up at night and make you late for work, and get your grey matter sizzling.

Samantha Power Is Right

Steve Kettmann | Posted 08.14.2011 | Technology
Steve Kettmann

Samantha Power was a key influence on Barack Obama during the period when he was still in the Senate. She issued a challenge in May: Use technology, but do not let it use you.

Beyond Realism and Idealism: Explaining Obama's Shifting Middle East Policy

Ty McCormick | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
Ty McCormick

All this talk of dithering and deference would be interesting if it didn't confuse realism with isolationism while also misidentifying the point at which Obama's foreign policy began to tack away from its early "realist" positions.

Samantha Power Clarifies Her Comments on Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

There have been minor comments by Samantha Power that have been interpreted as hostile to Israel, but those interpretations rely on a false assumption. Power is a heroic defender of Israel.

Marcus Baram

Behind One Former Congressman's 'Private Mission' To Libya | Marcus Baram | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- Former U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon, currently in Tripoli on a self- described "private mission" to urge Muammar Gaddafi to step down, has...

Goldstone's Apology and Samantha Power's Problem with Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

It's clear that with his most recent ramblings the description 'respected international jurist' will never again be appended to Richard Goldstone. But much more troubling are the comments now being attributed to Samantha Power.

Obama Moved at Warp Speed on Libya

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

While President Obama has been criticized by many on the political left and right for moving too slowly in reacting to Libya, there is simply no truth to the notion that he dragged his heels in orchestrating action there. The decisions made by the White House on Libya, whether one liked or disliked those decisions, happened at an incredible rate. Obama has changed the dynamics of response to potential and real mass human tragedy.

Cagey Obama -- He Waited and Waited, Then He Struck With Fury Against the Baddest Barbary Pirate of Them All

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Speak softly and carry a big stick. Twenty four hours after a start to bombing in Libya and it was all but over. A week later and we are handing the mop up operations to NATO and the Europeans.

Specter of Past African Genocides Haunts U.S. in Sudan

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Lauria

U.S. incentives to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir seem to have backed him off from the threat of renewed war and mass killings in the south, at least for now.