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Reactions to Obama's announcement of normalization relations with Cuba were to be expected, but have already taken on a character that is largely divisive and unwarranted.
By selling himself as someone who could get things done with Republicans, Obama gave them the power to make him a success or failure. Unsurprisingly, they chose the latter option. Is Hillary Clinton about to make the same mistake -- and will voters buy it if she does?
"I can't breathe" speaks from the grave and describes the circumstances faced by many who are being choked by a system that treats different races and classes of people unequally.
Count me among the surprised if, in 2019, some part or parts of the U.S. national security state and the White House aren't still running drone campaigns that cross national borders with impunity, kill whomever those in Washington choose, and generally continue to run what has proven to be a global war for (not on) terror.
Since the Marijuana Policy Project was founded 20 years ago, I've oftentimes written a list of the top 10 victories at the end of each year. 2014 was either the best or second-best year in 20 years, depending on how you weigh the legalization victories in Colorado and Washington in 2012.
Could a Republican-led Congress vote to end the U.S. embargo? Some Republican leaders were quick to denounce President Obama's announcement that the U.S. was restoring ties with Cuba. But how many divisions do these Cold War dead-enders control?
Earlier this week, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inaugurated the largest detention facility in the U.S. This center, located in Texas, will hold 2,400 migrants who have crossed the border.
The barbarous targeted attack on helpless children has done what a decade of terrorism couldn't -- Pakistan reacted venomously. The outpouring of grief for the victims and their families from across the country, the region and world has changed the very paradigm of how terrorism has been tackled by the government.
As a historian of Cuba, as a Cuban-American, as an American citizen, I applaud President Obama's change of course on Cuba. Surprisingly, so do my 93 and 88-year old Republican parents in Miami.
Today, President Barack Obama took bold action to put an end to this farce. Over half a century of a counterproductive sanctions and isolation policy is coming to an end. But Cuba is only one of many examples of domestic politics rendering American foreign policy dysfunctional.
Anyone who runs a business -- whether it's a mom-and-pop shop or a multinational behemoth like Sony -- needs to pay close attention to what happened here, and begin to take data security seriously.
It wasn't that the US has lacked opportunities to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba. We could have at least begun the process thirty-five years ago. I was there, and this is the story you will not read in any diplomatic archive. The story begins in Iran...
Women and girls worked hard in 2014 to advance equality, and we should be encouraged that in many ways our efforts paid off. In each bit of 2014 news that we found depressing, maddening, truly appalling, or all three, we've found a silver lining that can inspire and fuel our efforts for 2015.
Abbas should not be expected to magically relieve the suffering of the Palestinian, but to preserve his credibility and his standing among the Palestinian people he needs to take action, not just make statements.
a cowardly Sony Pictures just betrayed not only its audience, but the entire tradition of comedy, and all those brave men and women who for 2,500 years have used comedy to speak truth to tyranny. Terrorists and Despots 1; Humanity 0.
The school attack is a moment of reckoning for the Pakistani government, and more so for the Pakistani army, which is a major player in Pakistani politics.
Central and South American countries stand at a key crossroads; as environmentally and economically vulnerable countries, they have much to lose in the face of devastating climate change.
It's time we look to them as the most obvious source of funding to support our public colleges and start investing our money into a system that we know works.
We need to prepare our people and our businesses to prosper in a world where businesses have more choices than ever before about where to hire and where computers are increasingly doing the work of laborers.