7:09 pm October 23, 2014 | No Comment
So does anyone doubt that if President Obama had appointed a medical expert to become the Ebola “czar” to manage the Ebola virus crisis, many Republicans would have criticized him for not appointing someone with experience in crisis management, media and political communications? Or if the president had appointed someone with those media/political skills, they […]
10:00 am August 27, 2014 | No Comment
As global condemnation for Islamic State grows, we are left asking ourselves: will it succeed in creating an Islamic state carved out of war-torn countries?
1:34 pm July 27, 2014 | 5 Comments
I am writing this column on Monday night. I am sick to my stomach after seeing a network TV newscast of a young Palestinian girl lying paralyzed in a hospital in Gaza, the victim of Israeli bombs. I see other children in the hospital. My eyes are tearful. I feel pain in my chest. I finally have to turn away from watching.
1:19 pm May 3, 2014 | No Comment
If I were a Democrat running for Congress in 2014 who supported the Affordable Care Act, known as “ObamaCare,” I would be running a campaign explaining why I am proud of my vote.
3:25 pm April 9, 2014 | No Comment
By the turn of the 21st century, it was clear that a new approach to the use of American power to protect our national interests and values was necessary. At the risk of some over-simplification, by the end of former President George W. Bush’s second term, essentially two lines of thinking had emerged. On the […]
12:39 pm March 13, 2014 | No Comment
The Washington Post’s five-column headline on Tuesday was: “Prosecutors: Vincent Gray Knew.” Note that the word “allege” is not in the headline. The top federal prosecutor, DC US Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., is quoted at a press conference as asserting the fact — before trial — that District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray knew […]
4:27 pm February 28, 2014 | No Comment
Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary to former President Clinton, was featured in a news profile over the weekend, about him becoming a teacher in religion and politics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Northwest Washington as he earns his degree there. Some people might have been surprised by this turn toward faith and to […]
1:11 pm February 17, 2014 | No Comment
“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” These words of the […]
11:45 am January 7, 2014 | No Comment
A lot of people credit Al From and the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) with making a significant contribution to saving the Democratic Party from virtual political extinction at the end of the 1980s — at least in competing for the presidency. From reminds us in his recently published memoir, “The New Democrats and the Return […]
3:52 pm December 5, 2013 | No Comment
(This is the first of two columns on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recently announced new initiative for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project”) Almost 20 years ago, in September 1995, America’s first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, took the podium at the fourth annual United Nations Women’s […]