Congress needs to show that though voters have given the presidency and control of Congress to different parties, we're capable of being a functional democracy.
How to remove ISIS is a puzzle whose solution will require resolve, patience, and international cooperation. For the United States to act alone would be a mistake.
It remains to be seen whether a monstrous terrorist attack will shake the trajectory of a presidential campaign that is operating within a logic of its own.
The horrors suffered by Christians in parts of the Middle East can't be overlooked. But in Jordan, the historic coexistence of Islam and Christianity continues.
In Hebron I learned that the facts on the ground in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict tell a story Americans intent on "international diplomacy" don't want to hear.
Narrated by the nameless victim's brother, Kamal Daoud's novel asks: Did Camus intend to use the Algerian murder victim in 'The Stranger' as a disposable prop?
Cultural competence proponents say we tend to focus on superficial, visible expressions of culture, while missing aspects of "deep culture" like concepts of self.
The deal struck by the United States and its partners with Iran to dismantle that nation's capacity to build a nuclear weapon looks like a remarkable achievement.
Whether or not U.S. support for LGBT rights goes beyond the rhetorical, societies still viewing themselves as “under God” will bridle at this sudden turn about.
Amusing and engaging, Barney Frank's stories (from sixteen terms in Congress) tell what kinds of “inside politicking” informed the presidencies of LBJ through Obama.
Marx derided religion as an opiate destined to fade away but ultra-orthodoxy is on the rise. What happened to make faith one of the most dynamic forces in the world?