Mar 7, 2014
The "reset" with Russia had a brief, unhappy life. It began with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presenting her Russian counterpart with a mistranslated reset button reading "overcharged."
Mar 4, 2014
There are few, if any, people who have more moral authority in the black community than President Barack Obama. Last week, he put it to good use. The president launched the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, aimed at fostering achievement among minority young men.
Feb 28, 2014
It was jarring to read the coverage of the new "anti-gay bill" passed by the Arizona Legislature and then look up the text of the instantly notorious SB 1062.
Feb 25, 2014
The Obama administration says that we need to end what it calls "the era of austerity" in Washington. Notably excluded from this admonition is the one department of government that is actually experiencing austerity worthy of the name.
Feb 21, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry is reporting for duty in the war against climate change. In a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia, he declared climate change "another weapon of mass destruction."
Feb 18, 2014
The activist Florence Reece wrote the union ballad "Which Side Are You On?" in the midst of Kentucky's so-called Harlan County War in the 1930s.
Feb 14, 2014
We were told that President Barack Obama would wield his executive power this year to defy Congress. Instead, he is defying his own healthcare law.
Feb 11, 2014
If there were an Olympic competition for gross expression of authoritarian egotism, Russian President Vladimir Putin would win the gold medal going away.