Isn’t it interesting that North Korea’s ever more extravagant military threats aren’t drawing much media attention in the U.S.? No one really expects a war to break out. But what if one does?
The decisions that the President makes on Syria and Iran in the coming months may be the most important of his presidency.
General Eric Shinseki, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, appeared on CNN yesterday. The interview was a nothingburger, but I suppose we should be grateful that the Secretary has offered proof of his existence.
Eric Shinseki is a fine man, and a courageous one. He spoke truth to power at the beginning of the Iraq war. But he has not been an effective Sercretary of Veterans Affairs and it is time for him to go.
We owe a debt to our Iraq and Afghanistan war vets. Why is Washington so slow to take responsibility?
Washington is atwitter about Paul Ryan’s latest give-no-quarter budget. It is an absurd document, of course. But is it relevant? Probably not.
There are three components to America’s growing income inequality.
The country faces grave challenges. So why do Jeb Bush and Barack Obama spend so much time on small-bore maneuvers?
All this talk of rebranding and rethinking is more a marketing exercise than a soul-search. Still, there is some interesting and substantial thinking about policy going on within the GOP.
My head is filled to bursting with the great Hold Steady song: Subpoened in Texas, Sequestered in Memphis. It’s far more fun than the current idiotic man-made crisis over the sequester in DC. I’ve been ignoring this “crisis,” assuming that they’ll cut some sort of last minute deal, as they always do.
Good news? Yes. There’s been a decline in the increase of health care spending that could shrink our budget deficits in the near future.
After the Inauguration and State of the Union, it is clear that President Obama is not a visionary.
My latest print column: John McCain’s ugly cross-examination of Chuck Hagel raised some larger questions about US policy.