Malalai Joya, one of Afghanistan's most famous woman, who was just denied a visa for a book tour to the U.S. Having successfully applied for a U.S. visa four times before, this time it is not about Joya, but about the war in Afghanistan.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's role confirms our government is not operating as a democracy ruled by the will of the majority, but as a strangled entity tightly in the grasp of the minority and its take-no-prisoners leader.
The top line of the story the administration is presenting is "progress." But the assessment of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies gives a very different picture, and the public needs to know that in order to have an informed opinion.
Why are Democrats who were willing to fight Bush crumbling in front of Obama? He claims to be the leader of the party, but honestly who cares? If he is doing the exact opposite of what Democrats claim to stand for, why does it matter what he calls himself?
A disaster is looming; I just hope that the hardest-hit victims of the Great Recession can withstand the wave. The only force strong enough to resist this wave of bad news for the unemployed is the American people.
Six months after Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, the sky is still there, grandma hasn't been euthanized, and there are no death panels. Today, just six months after becoming law, even more benefits of reform take effect.