Romney may have taken a page from Bush's playbook in the announcement on Friday of his roster of national-security advisers
As long as the US is dependent on Pakistan's support, and fears that a nuclear-armed Pakistan that is untethered, would be disastrous for US and global interests, then Pakistan has license to continue to misbehave and taunt the US political and military operations inside Afghanistan. America has got to shrink its footprint in Afghanistan, become less dependent on Pakistan with which it is already in low level hot conflict, and begin a new strategy in the region that helps contain Pakistan and the danger it represents. That can't be done mired in an Afghanistan quagmire.
In his big Citadel speech, the former Massachusetts governor failed to address the complex problems America faces
Israel and Palestine can never sell a deal internally without blaming outside powers for compelling them to do what is in their long term interests
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is officially gone, ending one of the most bigoted and shameful laws passed in modern times
It's irresponsible, toxic and demeaning to others on the panel with whom he agreed to work
Word broke over the weekend that Obama's funniest speechwriter is decamping for California
Bleak news about the US economy and joblessness abound. But the ISI Group has a contrarian report out suggesting that while things look bleak now, employment figures may see a boost in coming months.
The former first lady is known as an education supporter, but her commitment to international bridge-building goes overlooked
In Arizona, the GOP plans to raffle off a Glock handgun, the same brand used to kill six and wound 13 others -- including Gabrielle Giffords
The propaganda of a growing U.S.-based network agitating against the spread of Shariah Law sounds eerily like a new McCarthyism
Some thoughts on how Obama may have constructed a new approach to foreign intervention on last night's Rachel Maddow Show
Like Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein was also a horrendous thug whose arbitrary and brutal rule resulted in the deaths of vast numbers of his own citizens -- but there is no doubt that taking Saddam out removed one of the effective constraints on Iran.