The Great Debate

Party politics: Two small tents, with most Americans on the outside

By Bill Schneider
April 5, 2015
Reid stands with Schumer as he addresses reporters in Washington

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) (R) stands with Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) after a White House meeting in Washington, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The results: A sketch of an outline of a roadmap to an Iran nuclear deal

By Sharon Squassoni
April 3, 2015
View of the Arak heavy-water project southwest of Tehran

A view of the Iranian Arak heavy-water project southwest of Tehran, Aug. 26, 2006. REUTERS/ISNA/Handout

A good deal: How both sides can sell the Iran nuclear agreement back home

By Ali Vaez
April 3, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif pose for a photograph before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne

Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pose before resuming talks in Lausanne, March 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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April 2, 2015

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Meet Senator Robert Menendez’s ‘friend with benefits’

By Richard White
April 2, 2015
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) reacts as he exits the podium after speaking to the media during a news conference in Newark, New Jersey

Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) leaving the podium after speaking to the media during a news conference in Newark, New Jersey, April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

An Islamic Reformation is the world’s best chance for peace

By John Lloyd
April 2, 2015
The Ottoman era Suleymaniye mosque is covered by fog as the sun sets in Istanbul

The Ottoman era Suleymaniye mosque is covered by fog as the sun sets in Istanbul. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Don’t like ‘dark money’ in your politics? This guy could help stop it with a pen.

By Michael Keegan
April 2, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in Boston

President Barack Obama speaking at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, in Boston, March 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Arab nations just created a joint military force. Why now?

By Shibley Telhami
April 2, 2015
Saudi special forces snipers demonstrate their shooting skills before their graduation ceremony near Riyadh

Saudi special forces snipers demonstrate their shooting skills before their graduation ceremony near Riyadh, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed ​

It’s not as simple as homophobic thugs vs. civil rights in Indiana

By Jay Michaelson
April 1, 2015
Business owner holds sticker to place outside her shop in Lafayette, Indiana

Elizabeth Ladd, owner of River Knits Fine Yarns, poses while holding up a “This businesses serves everyone” sticker she plans to place outside her business in downtown Lafayette, Indiana March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Nate Chute

Egypt’s grand mufti: No justification for terror in any religion

By Shawky Allam
April 1, 2015
A view of the Mosque of Mohammed Ali in the Citadel, the Sultan Hasan Mosque and the Al-Rifa'i Mosque in Cairo

The Mosque of Mohammed Ali in the Citadel (top), the Sultan Hasan Mosque and the Al-Rifa’i Mosque (bottom right) in Cairo, May 20, 2008, REUTERS/Nasser Nuri