Wednesday October 07, 2015
April 16th, 2015
The framework agreement over Iran's nuclear program dramatically changes the Middle East. Hard-liners and hawks may complain all they want, but things will never go back to the way they were.
This week the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism issued its damning report about the journalistic lapses by Rolling Stone magazine when it published a salacious, and now-discredited, story about a supposed gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house.
The subjects were protest and time.
A thoughtful teen told me that protest today just doesn’t have the efficiency that protest must have had, say, in the ‘60s.
I told her she had a misimpression.
Has World War II ended in the Pacific theater?
That might seem a silly question in a year when the leaders of Japan and South Korea are coming, separately, to Washington in part to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Asia.
In September 1996, I visited Iran. One of my most enduring memories of that trip was that in my hotel lobby there was a sign above the door proclaiming "Down With USA." But it wasn't a banner or graffiti. It was tiled and plastered into the wall. I thought to myself: "Wow - that's tiled in there! That won't come out easily."
Britain's economic performance since the financial crisis struck has been startlingly bad. A tentative recovery began in 2009, but it stalled in 2010. Although growth resumed in 2013, real income per capita is only now reaching its level on the eve of the crisis - which means that Britain has had a much worse track record since 2007 than it had during the Great Depression.
It's Hillary Clinton, not Jeb Bush, who will take former President George H. W. Bush as her role model. Her road to victory was blazed by Jeb's dad in 1988.
Ten-year-old Kaitlyn Montgomery, a fourth grade student at Park Elementary School in Munhall, Pa., now has access to that school’s restrooms.
Like most schools, Park Elementary has separate restrooms for male and female staff and faculty, and separate restrooms for boys and girls.
The deal tentatively struck with Iran to divert its path to a nuclear weapon will affect American domestic as well as foreign policy in determining President Obama's legacy, as he winds down his White House occupancy.
There are three essential questions to ask elected officials -- and those running for office -- in the usefully messy aftermath of the fight over Indiana's ill-intentioned law to protect religious freedom.
Before I get to the questions, let me expand on that description: