Hillary Clinton deserves credit for her good work at the State Department, but that tenure will very possibly be seen differently by 2016, and not because of Benghazi. The direction of foreign policy during the Obama administration will not fade away.
It would be a mistake to view President Obama's visit to Israel as just a fence-mending exercise. It is in fact part of a planned redesign of U.S. foreign policy that will change the face of American leadership around the world.
That swing of public opinion is a contrast to the much slower timing of past civil rights struggles, and explanations are open for debate. But more than a few have attributed the acceptance to entertainment.
Unless the law changes at a federal level, it won't make a difference when it comes to immigration for gay couples a friend cautioned. The president was careful to say this just what he feels "personally." "But it still feels good," my friend said.
With all the attention paid to Medicare, what's going to happen now to Medicaid -- the principal payer for health and long-term care for nearly 60 million low-income Americans --amid all the budgetary deal-making underway on Capitol Hill?
Washington and its NATO allies have bungled the Libya crisis. Unless they change course, they face endless entanglement in an interminable civil war in North Africa. The only worse option would be to double down and escalate.
The trepidation that early existed about Biden, whose occasional ad libs that have caused some embarrassment, has largely been eclipsed by his gregarious engagement in the serious business of the administration and broad mandate given him by Obama.