Recent scrutiny of U.S.-Japan base realignment and Okinawan anti-base opposition has overshadowed U.S. military issues in South Korea. As others have argued, the struggle in Okinawa represents only one facet of the larger global struggle against U.S. bases.
Have the messes we've been making finally reached a point where they can't be cleaned up?
President Obama has made some progress in making it easier for legitimate asylum-seekers to stay in the United States. But more can be done.
An overwhelming majority of Americans (84 percent) believe they have a responsibility to help Haiti. That's what a CBS poll tells us. But how much of this benevolence is media-driven, and how much represents a core belief of American attitudes toward foreign aid?
Mark it on your calendar. It seems we've finally entered the Soviet era in America.