07/21/2014 - 1:44am

    Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won't happen soon -- perhaps not in our lifetimes.

    How often have we seen this movie? Palestinian atrocity, Israeli reaction escalating into overreaction, rocket attacks aimed at civilian targets in Israel, airstrikes targeting...

06/23/2014 - 3:54pm

    How's this for a punch line? You stage a rebellion to get rid of Eric Cantor, who is on his worst day (to critics on the right) a very conservative guy who relishes hardball tactics, and he gets replaced by a pragmatic moderate from California. You call this victory?


06/23/2014 - 3:53pm

    For years, U.S. officials have debated in meetings and in classified cables whether Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a uniter or a divider.

    Now, events may have provided the answer.

    President Barack Obama declined to...

06/23/2014 - 3:46pm

    The recent cascade of Central American children crossing the Rio Grande and surrendering as fast as they can to U.S. border patrol officers - in full knowledge that they won't immediately be sent back - has confounded our already stunted national debate on immigration. Republicans blame the onset of border-...

06/23/2014 - 3:37pm

    Readers often ask: Why do I travel to places like Sudan or Myanmar when we Americans have so many challenges at home to worry about?

    As Janessa put it on my Facebook page: "Shouldn't we take care of the issues within our own borders BEFORE we try and fix...

06/19/2014 - 1:16am

    Is this 2014 or 2003?

    I'm flinching at a painful sense of déjà vu as we hear calls for military intervention in Iraq, as President Barack Obama himself - taunted by critics who contend he's weak - is said to be considering drone strikes there....

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