The Middle East
If you doubt the cost of indulging in political pieties rather than political organizing, compare the influence of Occupy Wall Street with the Tea Party.
Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a serious problem, but demanding complete Iranian capitulation, either at the negotiating table or on the battlefield, is no solution.
A fear that the United States not only has decisively lost its power in the region, but is also responsible for why everything seems to be going wrong.
The opportunity to roll back Iran’s nuclear program should not be forfeited because of the belligerent posturing of Netanyahu and hawks on Capitol Hill.
President Obama is right to show restraint on Syria. But that doesn’t mean the United States should stand and watch great crimes being committed.
It was only a matter of time before our polarized politics threatened to destroy a president’s authority. Will Congress let that happen?
An armed conflict with the Syrian government, even of limited duration, was never part of the president's dream.
Syria’s civil war has been going on for more than two years. Seventy thousand people have been killed, most of them civilians. More than 3 million Syrians...
"What if the government starts enforcing the espionage statute whenever there's a leak?" Steve Roberts, a former New York Times journalist...
On the evening of April 15—the day two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than two hundred eighty—President...
The political response to the Boston Marathon bombings suggests that we live in an age of shrink-wrapped, prepackaged opinions. When something new comes along, we...
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