Last week the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation held a hearing for which I was asked to address the lessons that the United States can learn from the Greek financial crisis.
There can often be some overlap between a “crazy” candidate and one who happens to be highly effective at gaining both media attention and popularity in the polls.This should teach us, as well as the candidates in the 2016 presidential campaign, a few things.
David Sanger has a very damning story on the USG’s struggles to figure out how to respond to the OPM hack. It has decided it has to do something, Sanger tells us, but it cannot decide what to do, or whether to do it publicly or privately, and it worries about sparking escalation that would worsen the situation.
What does it say about America’s two major political parties when their two hottest summertime commodities (which I’d define as presidential candidates drawing unexpectedly large crowds or defying polling gravity) are: 1) A guy atop the GOP field who calls himself a Republican, but has held plenty of Democratic positions over the years (at the same time, giving to prominent Democrats).
As you’ve probably heard by now, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Friedrichs vs. California case next year, giving it a chance to strike down union “agency fees” as unconstitutional abridgements of teachers’ First Amendment rights.
Drive around drought-devastated Northern California and you will invariably see cars with “Stop the Tunnels” bumper stickers. “Stop the tunnels” has also become a rallying cry in the United Kingdom, where politicians in London are scrambling to halt the sudden free-flow of immigrants using the Channel Tunnel to pour into England from Calais, France.
Seafood is highly perishable and supply is often uncertain. Roger Berkowitz, CEO of Legal Sea Foods talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges of running 34 seafood restaurants up and down the east coast.
Since a landmark ruling on the so-called 'right to be forgotten' by the Court of Justice of the European Union, Google has received requests to remove over a million website links from its search results in Europe.
A science and the environment policy brief in the Hoover Institution’s summer 2015 digest indicates that millennial voters are interested in real environmental results, rather than regulations. The author of the piece suggests that this fact should shape GOP policies for the 2016 election, and beyond, and could refashion electoral politics in the U.S.
Given that his celebrity name recognition and contentious remarks have landed billionaire Donald Trump at the top of pop-presidential polls, I'm now being asked by some grassroots leaders across the nation, "What about Trump?"
The military offensive launched a week ago by Turkey against the Kurdish PKK in northern Iraq and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (PYD/YPG) in Syria has led to increasing tension between Germany and the US.
As he struggles to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to resistant Republicans and Democrats in Congress, President Obama describes it in the narrowest possible terms, as a limited transaction in which Tehran gives up the bomb in return for sanction relief.
Republicans across the country winced three years ago when the term “war on women” entered the lexicon — the result of gaffes that included use of the phrase “legitimate rape” by Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin and Rush Limbaugh’s attack on feminist Sandra Fluke as a “slut” after she lobbied legislators for health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
An Oxford Union debate in which a senior Indian legislator, Shashi Tharoor, made a very funny speech last week calling for Britain to make reparations to India for the sins of the Raj, ignited a social media firestorm that culminated in Prime Minister Modi echoing the call as if it were serious.
Oh, the places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss. Millennials have heard it before. College is often called “the best four years of your life.” After having experienced college for myself, I would liken it more to the Hunger Games, a soul-sucking experience I have no desire to return to.
David Sanger has a very interesting article in Saturday’s New York Times, reporting that the United States has decided to retaliate against China for the hacking of the Office of Personnel Management. According to Sanger, how the United States will respond is still a matter of debate.