President Obama’s speech was a litany of grandiose claims unenforced by policy: a paean to the Law of the Sea Convention, of which he has put no effort into ratification; a restatement of the need to close Guantanamo; “new restrictions on how America collects and uses intelligence”; a “willingness to act on behalf of human dignity.”
Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king Xerxes invaded Greece in 480 B.C.
On Tuesday, Californians go to the polls in the first of the year’s two statewide votes. The “open primary” – so-called because voters can choose any candidate they prefer, with the top-two finishers in state and congressional races advancing to the general election regardless of party affiliation – is a test of political reform in the Golden State. Are Californians more or less interested in their choices given this new latitude, or is it business as usual?
In this election year, it’s no surprise that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s effort to reform the federal tax code has met significant resistance both on Wall Street and in Washington.
Richard Epstein takes a critical look at contending interpretations of the Second Amendment and considers whether gun control measures can prevent mass shootings like the one that recently occurred in California.
This is the transcript of an interview conducted with Professor Niall Ferguson. This interview is part of The Daily’s “Ideas of an International Order” series, running April 27-30, 2014, which explores the potential for evolving and contrasting concepts of an international system in the 21st century and what America can or should do in response.
California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for reelection and Republican tea party favorite Tim Donnelly, an assemblyman from Twin Peaks in San Bernardino County, remains his strongest challenger, according to a new opinion poll released by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution on Wednesday.
With Democrat Jerry Brown still holding a commanding lead in the California governor’s race, the Republican contest for second place remains lively — with Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly enjoying a 7-point advantage over former Treasury official Neel Kashkari, according to a new Golden State Poll by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
New power emerges out of confusion—and ours is a confused age. No dominant historical narrative supplies us with a common story, and without a common story we belong neither to each other nor to shared ideals.
We haven’t seen another stock market crash or a new Great Depression. The euro hasn’t imploded. Gold hasn’t gone near $5,000 an ounce. And true hyperinflation is nowhere to be found except in some pundits’ fevered imaginations.