President Obama ’s unilateral action on immigration angered many in Congress and among the public. With Republicans taking control of Congress, it is tempting to respond aggressively. Instead, a more measured and constructive approach would move the country forward and address the concerns that the voters expressed in the recent election.
In an otherwise excellent segment on the tragic Eric Garner case, in which some New York cops choked to death a man selling loose cigarettes, Jon Stewart, generally a smart man, either misunderstands or plays to his audience's ignorance.
This week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani decided to fire his entire cabinet, after he and presidential runner-up Abdullah Abdullah failed to agree on a new slate of cabinet ministers. As part of the power-sharing agreement brokered by the United States in September, Abdullah Abdullah was made co-equal with Ghani in selecting the cabinet.
I’ve read the New Republic since college. And I’ve read book reviews in the “back of the book,” edited by Leon Wieseltier, most devotedly. I have always loved the books he chose and the reviews he edited.
The Group of Thirty announced today that Christian Noyer, Governor of the Banque de France, and Kevin Warsh, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, have joined the membership of the Group.
Conservative pundit and writer Thomas Sowell had nothing but criticism for Rev. Al Sharpton, calling the nationally known activist a race baiter who was using the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases for personal profit.
Racial Politics: The boy who cried wolf has more credibility than this president and his attorney general. They cried "Racism!" in Sanford, Ferguson and now Staten Island, and have been proved wrong in each case.
Matthew Atkins was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, on his way to full colonel, with 20 years of intelligence and counter-terrorism experience. He was frustrated. Time and again, he had watched the U.S. military take out leaders of al-Qaeda and other terror cells. And time and again, he had watched those cells regroup.