Friday September 04, 2015
May 7th, 2015
Most of us have been in a business or strategy meeting where the outcome turned on the personalities in the room, rather than the logic or merits of the subject under discussion. The latest twists in Greece's negotiations with its creditors suggest a similarly unhelpful dynamic is at work among euro area finance ministers. The solution might be to change the cast, rather than keep hoping the drama will have a happy ending.
The British election on May 7 is too interesting for the country's good. Neither the Conservatives nor Labour expect to win a majority of seats in Parliament. Everything will depend on deals struck after the vote -- an idea to which other countries are accustomed, but not Britain. Never have the election promises of the two big parties seemed so irrelevant.
The most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can't figure out how to campaign as a woman.
The world's democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties.
Margaret Marshall, the former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, has heard the question before: Did she ever imagine that the nation's attitudes toward same-sex marriage would change so fast?
President Obama's acceptance of personal responsibility for the death of two noncombatants, one of them an American, in that drone strike on a terrorist site in Pakistan echoed how the fog of war has smothered his highest ambitions.
Last week, the Baltimore police union president, Gene Ryan, compared those protesting the death of Freddie Gray to a "lynch mob."
To: 2016 Presidential Candidates
From: The Image Rehabilitation Subcommittee of the RNC
Re: Our big, fat gay predicamentDear Gentlemen and Carly Fiorina,