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Rep. Adam Smith

Entries by Rep. Adam Smith

Fragile Progress in the Congo

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 5:14 PM

Central Africa is on fire. In recent weeks, ethnic and political conflicts in South Sudan and the Central African Republic have left as many as 2,000 dead and driven hundreds of thousands from their homes.

Bordering both of these countries to the south is the Democratic Republic of the...

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An Exit Strategy From Detention at Guantanamo

(7) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 10:48 AM

It is time to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). Until it is closed, it will remain a symbol of attempts to avoid the rule of law. While the detainees are treated humanely and in a manner consistent with international law, al-Qaeda continues to evoke GTMO when...

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Restoring the American Dream

(13) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 3:42 PM

Over the last thirty years, income inequality in America has grown as wealth has become more concentrated in the hands of fewer Americans. There is doubt among a growing number of people in our country whether the basic American premise still holds true -- that if you work hard and...

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