America's problems with Arabs and its challenges in the Middle East are far from over. Mr. Obama must still fulfill his promises to celebrate with Palestinians their full membership in the United Nations this fall and to draw down its forces in Afghanistan.
The strong disagreement over settlement doesn't excuse the brutal killings of the family of five in Itamar. If anything this senseless murder should cause genuine commitment from all sides to find an end to the 44 year old occupation in a peaceful way.
Strange. Erratic. Irresponsible. No, I'm not talking about the behavior of Muammar Gaddaffi, I'm talking about Good Morning, America's extensive, up-close-and-personal celebrity train wreck of an interview with Charlie Sheen.
The small percentage of Americans who have borne the brunt of the human costs of our Afghan war, the utter corruption of the government we are supporting, and the toll in civilian casualties all make the continuing of this war immoral.
Without actively re-skilling the population and meaningfully redirecting capital towards constructive investment rather than parasitic consumption, America will remain on a perilous path of long-term economic decline.
I have often thought the uphill climb faced by advocates of renewable energy was like the "little blue engine" of the post-industrial age. Is it possible to power that engine of economic growth with renewables instead of coal and oil?
Don't expect an outcome equal to the (mostly) peaceful overthrows in Tunisia and Egypt in every single country now affected by this "people power" movement. There are major differences from country to country.