President Barack Obama is tired of all the critics who say his strategy to destroy Islamic State isn’t working.
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A persistent pattern in modern American politics is that presidential elections rarely turn out the way they look a year in advance. Such year-ahead poll leaders as Walter Mondale, George H.W. Bush and Hillary Clinton can attest to that.
If you were doomsday prepping for the intellectual life, what would you bring?
I rarely write about immigration, partly because I spend enough time practicing immigration law, and partly because my words are taken with a grain of salt the size of that dinosaur-killing meteor. My conservative friends raise their eyebrows in that, “We love her, but gosh darn, she should get her head checked,” kind of way whenever I champion any form of legalization, while the liberals just flare their nostrils and say, “Yeah, the chick is only interested in getting rich off of the poor illegals.”
The whole world was watching, but not hearing, on Sunday when, for 35 minutes, the Group of 20 economic summit magically micro-sized itself down to a mere G-2.
For Republican presidential contenders challenged by the media, the go-to answer has become a claim of victimhood: You are biased against us. As Marco Rubio put it at the CNBC debate last month, “The Democrats have the ultimate super PAC. It’s called the mainstream media.”
We can still lose this thing.
The tragedy in Paris is roiling U.S. politics, bolstering the Republican right’s anti-immigration demands in the short run and perhaps ultimately enhancing Hillary Clinton and her credentials as the candidate with experience.
Climate scientists want the world to use more nuclear energy to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, yet America’s nuclear sector is withering. Unless Congress acts to encourage next-generation nuclear technology, the United States will be relegated to second-tier status when it comes to the development and deployment of smaller, cheaper, safer reactors that could play a crucial role in low-carbon electricity production all over the world.
Dear Commissioner Frank Gordon and Commissioner Vickie Raines: It’s time to bury the hatchet.
In recent weeks, fights have erupted in Georgia and Tennessee over how Islam is taught in public schools.
Mexico may soon enter an elite club composed of Holland, Portugal, Uruguay and Colorado, Oregon and Washington state: It’s on the verge of excluding marijuana from the destructive war on drugs. But will the United States stand in its way?
In 1898, just before the dawn of the automobile age, delegates from around the world came to New York for the world’s first international urban planning conference. One topic dominated the discussion. It wasn’t the effects of the coming car revolution on urban land use, the need for gasoline stations or the implications for economic development. It was horse manure. At that time, Americans used roughly 20 million horses for transport, and cities were drowning in their muck.
When we sat down to write our new book, “The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis,” we knew there was no more important issue than the current campaign finance debacle.
More cash in your pocket and less trash in the environment: Shopping locally just makes sense across the board.