Jules Witcover

08/19/2014 - 12:47am

    Hillary Clinton's tactical retreat in her soft apology and meet-up with President Obama at Martha's Vineyard, after her ill-timed criticism of his "failure" in aiding Syrian refugees, indicates she may not be quite ready to put her best foot forward for the 2016 presidential race.

    Her remark in her...

07/31/2014 - 8:04pm

    A major ramification of the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine is how it challenges and imperils the Obama Doctrine as the president spelled it out in his speech at West Point on May 29.

    He said then his "bottom lime" on use of American military...

07/21/2014 - 1:34am

    On the day that saw the double whammy of the downing of a Malaysian Airlines over Ukraine and the Israeli invasion of Gaza, President Obama seemed at first conspicuously unengaged for a man customarily regarded as the leader of the "free world."

    He had...

07/18/2014 - 1:07pm

    President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home.

    The disintegration of Iraq, the emergence of a new...

07/18/2014 - 12:57pm

    It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee.

    It was considering House Speaker John Boehner's proposal...

07/14/2014 - 2:54am

    President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels.

    Particularly in today's social-media...

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