A line from President Vladimir Putin’s April 2005 state of the nation address is now often commonly footnoted to explain his latest aggressions: “Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century. As for the Russian nation, it became a genuine drama. Tens of millions of our co-citizens and co-patriots found themselves outside Russian territory.”
Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report, titled “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” that identified a surprising rate of growth in the percentage of African American children born into single-parent families.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in its most important case of the year, King v. Burwell. The case is most obviously significant because it could invalidate subsidies for low income individuals covered by Obamacare in the approximately two-thirds of states that did not establish their own exchanges.
The United Nations is always looking for useful work — seeking to please 193 member states and find a way to collect their dues. But regulating the Internet is one case where Turtle Bay should keep its hands off the wheel.
When I was a Special Assistant to FDA Commissioner Frank Young in the 1980’s, a woman approached me after she had heard him speak at a public lecture about the importance of regulation. She told me how much she appreciated his diligence and passion about government oversight because, “My entire family and I are allergic to all known chemicals.”
The sudden departure of Joshua Starr, superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, caught many by surprise — including Starr. That’s a depressing sign of a dysfunctional school board, one whose members failed to signal serious concerns with their superintendent, even as recently as last fall’s school board elections.
Among the lessons from the Sony hack was that conventional cybersecurity measures don't always stop intruders. What more corporations need to apply is an active defense to better understand and stop future threats.
In January 2014, President Obama directed an end to the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it then existed, and called for the establishment of a mechanism that would preserve the program’s essential capabilities without the government holding the bulk data.
In the latest of his Conversations, Bill Kristol draws out the eminent political scientist James Ceaser on the philosophy of constitutionalism on which the American experiment is founded as well as the development of American political parties with which it must live.
Crowds of people, some with tears in their eyes, flocked Saturday to the spot on a bridge in the shadow of the Kremlin where prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was shot dead hours earlier, in what appeared to be a targeted killing.