The Great Debate

Why Russia won’t deal on NATO missile defense

June 17, 2013

President Barack Obama meets with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Mexico, June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

The looming U.S.-China rivalry over Latin America

June 12, 2013

President Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) in California, June 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Palmer Raids Redux: NSA v civil liberties

June 11, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the National Security Agency’s secret collection of telephone records from millions of Americans, June 7, 2013.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Can Christie tackle the partisan divide?

June 10, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Asbury Park in New Jersey, May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Addressing China’s ‘soft power deficit’

June 7, 2013

Xi Jinping (L) met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2012.  REUTERS/Jason Reed

Democrats must overcome Clinton nostalgia

June 3, 2013

President Bill Clinton salutes supporters at a campaign rally Oct. 31, 1996. REUTERS/Archive. 

Seeking a smarter approach to the budget

May 30, 2013

Capitol Building in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Sequestration grew out of a political impasse: Republicans refused to raise the government’s borrowing limit in 2011 without starting to bring spending under control, but Democrats refused to make choices about where to cut spending.

Party opinion usurps public opinion

May 21, 2013

We are witnessing the slow death of public opinion in this country.  It’s being displaced by party opinion.

What the IRS should be scrutinizing

May 16, 2013

President Barack Obama, making a statement at the White House, announced that the Internal Revenue Service acting commissioner had been ousted, May 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Watergate: Are we there yet?

May 15, 2013

President Barack Obama at a news conference in the White House press briefing room in Washington, March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed