The largest U.S.-led offensive to date in Afghanistan targets a Taliban stronghold.
In the real world, as opposed to what French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls President Barack Obama’s “virtual world,” America faces the reality of Iran’s intransigence and aggressiveness; China’s headlong pursuit of its own national, regional, and global interests; Russia’s determination to regain its Near Abroad; the Arab states’ refusal to accept any kind of a [...]
It is welcome news that the Obama administration has reversed its irrational decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 plotters in Manhattan’s federal court. So far, however, the administration has merely — and grudgingly — begun to climb out of this hole of its own making.The president seems more poised to move [...]
I am a white woman (technically, translucent without a tan, but, that’s a personal problem). There has never been a time when I’ve felt the sting of judgment over something so irrevocable as my skin color. Not once have I sensed that someone was uncomfortable with my racial identity, even in ethnically diverse situations. I [...]