Putin's invasion of the Crimea is already costing Russia dearly. President Obama is steering the correct course when he strengthens the region to offset Russian 'exercises,' but the real punishment here will be financial and sanctions.
The President's annual budget demonstrates whether our values are driving our national choices. Are we going to continue to give extra tax breaks worth billions to hot shots in the finance industry or re-direct tax help to decrease the poverty of more than 13 million workers?
Action by action, we are building what Dr. King called "the beloved community." Future generations will honor these young climate justice leaders who sacrificed their freedom to demand an end to these immoral assaults on our collective future. Call it civil resistance to ensure our civil existence.
For young men and women, who may not have had a two parent home or money in the bank, those that they looked up to, gave them reason to pursue success and confidence that they could make it in the world.
The climate is simultaneously an environmental, social justice and moral issue that requires urgent action. The White House is to be commended for convening this timely gathering to mobilize support from faith leaders to address the deepening climate crisis.
Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on February 28, 2014. Kiran Ahuja facilitates an armchair dialogue wi...
Through its "My Brother's Keeper" initiative announced today, the White House says it hopes to reroute the flow of boys and young men of color from the "cradle-to-prison" pipeline to the "cradle-to-career" pipeline. The stakes are extraordinarily high.
Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held our first National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout. With the theme "Expanding Opportunity for AAPIs," we launched several efforts to better connect the AAPI community with the federal government.
Solar power continues its impressively steady growth, but two recent trends have redefined and energized the potential of residential solar power in A...
Barbecue has been used as a tool in American political campaigns for more than 150 years.
Last week the Lebanese government released an official picture of a newly formed cabinet (after more than 10 months of political stalemate) that reporters and bloggers spotted as photoshopped.
There is no silver bullet that will enable the U.S. to catch up, and it has been clear for some time, moreover, that simply throwing money at schools is not the answer.
Obama can take comfort in knowing that he's not the first occupant of the Executive Mansion whose legacy was written off prematurely. Abraham Lincoln, for one, had little cause to celebrate his birthday one hundred and fifty years ago.
This year on President's Day I want to honor our female presidents. Oh, I forgot. There aren't any. You'd think it was against the law or something. It probably would have been if the founding fathers had thought of it.
Traditionally Presidents Day was Washington's birthday. It was celebrated as a public holiday on February 22 each year, in peace or in war. Seventy years ago it was FDR's task to remember his great predecessor.
Two nights ago, I watched the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony along with more than 31 million Americans. I felt a sense of pride during the commercia...